|Title:||In the Wake of Madness|
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|Publisher:||Highbridge Audio; Unabridged,Unabridged edition (April 28, 2003)|
This book not only records the facts of the Sharon's fateful voyage, but provides interesting insights into the American whaling industry in the early-mid 1800's. This was the same time that Herman Melville sailed aboard a whaling ship and then began writing fictional books on whaling, culminating in his masterpiece, "Moby Dick. Filled with tropical islands, scurvy, mutiny, and New England pedigrees, In the Wake of Madness is a great look into a once vital American industry that has since gone extinct.
09645081 21. Personal Name: Druett, Joan. On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book. The administration of the site is not responsible for the content of the site. The data of catalog based on open source database. All rights are reserved by their owners. Download book In the wake of madness : the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon, by Joan Druett.
Joan Druett adds her name to the growing list of authors who have, in the last few years, tackled the topic of seafaring misadventure. We have had several excellent entries in this genre, including Nathaniel Philbrick's "In The Heart Of The Sea" and Mike Dash's "Batavia's Graveyard.
Booklist Shocking and very satisfying. Richard Zack, author of The Pirate Hunter.
0 2 5 Author: Joan Druett Narrator: Dennis Boutsikaris. The true story of a bloody mutany that inspired a young writer named Herman Melville. Read and listen to as many books as you like! Download books offline, listen to several books simultaneously, switch to kids mode, or try out a book that you never thought you would. Discover the best book experience you'd ever have.
Written by Joan Druett, Audiobook narrated by Dennis Boutsikaris. Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World. Narrated by: David Colacci. Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins.
Written by Joan DruettNarrated by Dennis Boutsikaris. In the Wake of Madness is the gripping true story of one of the bloodiest mutinies of the nineteenth century, written by an award-winning maritime historian. In 1841, Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling grounds of the northwestern Pacific. Twelve men deserted the ship, and three Pacific Islanders joined the crew.
Native New Zealander JOAN DRUETT is the author of eleven books on maritime history and historical fiction. She has been the recipient of a PEN/Hubert Church Award, a Fulbright Fellowship, and the John Lyman Award for Best Book of American Maritime History. She was a consultant for the award-winning "Seafaring Women" exhibition and has appeared as a guest speaker at maritime museums across the country.
Joan Druett's book is not quite on the level of those two books- they are "richer" in their narrative drive and complexity- but "In The Wake Of Madness" is still a good, solid "read. The author points out that at the time of the mutiny on the whaleship "Sharon," people who were not on board the ship assumed that the South Sea Islanders who killed Captain Howes Norris did so because they were "cannibals" and "heathens. The book seems a bit abrupt and frantically paced, with Mrs. Druett attempting to juggle all this in only 230 pages. Still, this is a generally well-written, interesting book, and worth your time.
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