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Wreck of the Medusa: The Most Famous Sea Disaster of the Nineteenth Century
     

Wreck of the Medusa: The Most Famous Sea Disaster of the Nineteenth Century

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by Jonathan Miles
 

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In June 1816, the Medusa, flagship of a French expedition to repossess the colony of Senegal from the British, set sail. She never arrived at her destination. Commanded by an incompetent captain, the frigate ran aground off the desolate West African coast. During the chaotic and cowardly evacuation, a privileged few claimed the lifeboats, while 147 men and one woman

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Wreck of the Medusa: The Most Famous Sea Disaster of the Nineteenth Century 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was the most horrible and fascinating story I have ever read! I could not put it down! It's a story of betrayal and extreme survival! You have to read to believe what happened on that raft when they were set adrift by a Captain and crew while they made their way to Senegal, leaving this raft filled to the brim with hundreds of desperate people to fend for themselve in the open ocean! Must read it to believe it!