Erik Larson is Bringing History to Life on Twitter, and It’s Amazing

Erik Larson will be live-tweeting the last voyage of the Lusitania through the ship's final moments on May 7th.

Starting today (or rather late last night) one of our favorite authors Erik Larson is recreating history . . . on Twitter!

Erik Larson’s Dead Wake is a #1 New York Times bestseller (if you haven’t read it, go grab it!). This year is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania in WWI, which is the main subject of Dead Wake. Larson is known for finding the fascinating details and untold stories that make textbook history totally thrilling, and his new book is no exception.

We love it when authors bring their books to life in cool ways, and this is a fantastic example. Erik will be live-tweeting the last voyage of the Lusitania through the ship’s final moments on May 7th. He’ll be using images and video to bring the story to life. We can’t wait to watch the story unfold.

Check out feed below which organizes the tweets in chronological order for easy perusing.

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Keep exploring Erik Larson’s spectacular new bestseller:

> Dive into an excerpt of Dead Wake

> Download the reader’s guide for Dead Wake

ERIK LARSON is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of BeastsThunderstruckThe Devil in the White City, and Isaac’s Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in seventeen countries. To learn more, visit

About Alana Buckbee

ALANA BUCKBEE is a Boston native living in New York City. By day, she’s Senior Manager of Community Development at Penguin Random House. By night, she’s reading all the books she can get her hands on, while taking breaks to stalk corgis in Central Park. Find her on Twitter @alanabuckbee.

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