The Lusitania Story is the complete story of this most famous ocean liner, told for the first time in a single volume. The Lusitania is today most remembered for controversy surrounding her loss by a German submarine attack in 1915, during the First World War. But this book also tells of her life before that cataclysmic event. It tells of the ground-breaking advances in maritime engineering that she represented, as well as a hitherto unheard of degree of opulence. This book also takes a close look at the disaster which befell her and, with the help of leading experts, the authors examine the circumstances of her loss and try to determine why this magnificent vessel was lost in a mere 18 minutes.
Mitch Peeke writes for numerous newspapers and journals in his spare time (he became a cabbie after a career in Vickers). He is closely involved with the Lusitania Historical Society and lives near Chatham. Steve Jones is also a taxi driver, member of the Lusitania Historical Society and lives at Dartford, Kent. Kevin Walsh-Johnson, another one-time cabbie, is also a founder member of the Lusitania Historical Society (website www.lusitania.net). He and Steven have written and had published the life of Captain Turner, the last master of the Lusitania.