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Shipwrecked!: Deadly Adventures and Disasters at Sea
     

Shipwrecked!: Deadly Adventures and Disasters at Sea

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by Evan L. Balkan
 

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For readers who relish the image of clinging to a sinking makeshift raft while fighting off sword-wielding and delirious mutineers wrenching the last cask of water from a sailor's sun-scorched hands (while sharks circle in famished anticipation), Shipwrecked! Adventures and Disasters at Sea is an irresistible read. A heady voyage through human suffering at

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For readers who relish the image of clinging to a sinking makeshift raft while fighting off sword-wielding and delirious mutineers wrenching the last cask of water from a sailor's sun-scorched hands (while sharks circle in famished anticipation), Shipwrecked! Adventures and Disasters at Sea is an irresistible read. A heady voyage through human suffering at the hands of unforgiving oceans, cruel captains, and implacable fate, this latest collection of Evan Balkan's impeccably researched true adventures details 14 major maritime disasters. Included are such legendary stories as the 1629 maiden voyage of the Batavia that ended in mutiny and murder, and the dramatic destruction of the majestic three-masted barquentine Endurance in ice-clogged Antarctic waters in 1912. A vast spectrum of human emotion and activity is featured in these exciting profiles, from deadly incompetence and brutish cannibalism to surprising self-sacrifice and quiet heroism.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897326537
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Publication date:
07/29/2008
Series:
Dying to Explore Series
Pages:
188
Sales rank:
908,487
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Shipwrecked!: Deadly Adventures and Disasters at Sea 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing and horrifying tales of the sea. I really enjoyed this book.