The Cunard line ship Lusitania had successfully and swiftly completed 201 crossings of the Atlantic Ocean by April 1915. It was huge and sleek, with four funnels rather than three, making it the fastest trans-Atlantic liner then in existence. The first class areas of the ship were beautifully fitted, the food delicious, and every comfort supplied; including crew members to take charge of the many children aboard. The second and third class passengers were also well treated, as Cunard’s manual demanded. Despite the fact that Germany had just declared the seas around B
Ensign Andrew Dahl has just come aboard the Intrepid, flagship of the Universal Union, for his new posting. He’s excited about the potential for his career—after all, some of the most famous UU officers are in charge of the ship and a few away missions will improve his chances for promotion.
This fabulous selection of letters provides a glimpse of a wide range of personalities who changed history as well as the personal side of both famous and not-so-famous people. There are letters by presidents, businessmen, school children, criminals, musicians, artists, and soldiers from the 1340 BC to modern times.