Cast Away: Shipwrecked, Marooned Or Cast Adrift on the High Seas

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Allen & Unwin, 2008 - Adventure and adventurers - 335 pages
"Cast Away recounts, often in their own words, the epic tales of the survivors of shipwreck, mutiny and marooning through the ages and around the globe, focusing on the age of sail and steam. This enthralling book captures some of the most magical, romantic, gruesome, exciting and bizarre stories of the sea. It offers up for the readers delectation the suffering of innocents; the ruthless predations of pirates; the last-resort horrors of cannibalism; encounters with ferocious indigenous tribes; the unfettered madness of religious maniacs and psychopaths; and survival against all odds. And behind every tale of tragedy or triumph is the eternal mystery and majesty of the depthless, merciless, unpredictable ocean."--Provided by publisher.
 

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Brilliant! Cracking fun to read. These incredible tales are neatly framed without a heavy emphasis on historical context or any other unnecessary padding or prose. A collection of almost unbelievable ... Read full review

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HANDS DOWN THE MOST INTERESTING BOOK I HAVE EVER READ. IVE READ IT FRONT TO BACK ABOUT 5 TIMES. AND STILL CANT WAIT TO READ IT AGAIN

Contents

Introduction
6
Lost on Roatan Island
23
The American Robinson Crusoe
37
In FarOff Southern Seas
63
The Most Famous of Them
79
Paradise on Pitcairn Island
93
A Horrible Confinement
119
The Making of a Writer
145
Marooned on Madagascar
223
Despair on Africas Wild Coast
235
The Incredible Journey of Captain James Riley
249
Northern Darkness
265
Armada Castaway in Ireland
279
Death on the Isle of the Foxes
291
A Polar nightmare
303
Alone on an Arctic Island
317

The Ship of Gold
171
Upon A Far Coast
207
Bibliography
330
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