Wreck of the Medusa: The Tragic Story of the Death Raft

Wreck of the Medusa: The Tragic Story of the Death Raft

by Alexander McKee
     
 

In July, 1816, a French frigate ran aground on a sandbar forty miles off the coast of Africa. Forced to abandon ship, 150 men and women embarked on an overloaded makeshift raft. After twelve days of riots, mutiny, murder, and, ultimately, cannibalism, only fifteen were alive.

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Overview

In July, 1816, a French frigate ran aground on a sandbar forty miles off the coast of Africa. Forced to abandon ship, 150 men and women embarked on an overloaded makeshift raft. After twelve days of riots, mutiny, murder, and, ultimately, cannibalism, only fifteen were alive.

"If Alive chilled your soul, read this...One of the strangest and most horrifying true stories ever told."-John Fowles

"One of the grisliest of sea epics...a first-rate piece of work."-Newsweek

"Compelling."-Washington Post

"Superior non-fiction." -Wall Street Journal

"Impossible to put down."-Kirkus Reviews

"Weird and tragic...a spellbinding drama that made its mark on history."-Publishers Weekly

"The most horrible sea tragedy of the century."-Business Week

"If anything makes that soccer team's ordeal in the Andes seem tame, this story does."-Chicago Daily News

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451200440
Publisher:
Signet
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
4.28(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.87(d)

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