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The Custom of the Sea free pdf "The nightmarish events of the shipwreck are reported with real power."-New York Times Book Review Adrift at sea, your food and water gone, you are slowly starving to death: what would you do to survive? On May 19, 1884, the yacht Mignonette set sail from Southampton, England, bound for Australia. Halfway through the voyage, the crew were beset by a monstrous storm off the coast of West Africa, and the Mignonette was sunk by a massive forty-foot wave. Cast adrift a thousand miles from landfall with no food or water and faced with almost certain death, the captain resorted to a grisly practice common among seamen of the time: the "custom of the sea." While the others watched, the captain killed the weakest of them, the cabin boy, and his body was eaten. In this riveting account of the ordeal of the crew and the sensational trial that followed, Hanson recreates the shocking events that held a nation spellbound. Drawing from newspaper accounts, personal letters, court proceedings, and first-person accounts, he has brilliantly told a tale rife with moral dilemmas.

About HANSON

NEIL HANSON is a journalist and book author who lives in theYorkshire Dales, England.He has written widely for British magazines and has authored thirty books, some under his own name and others under various noms de plume.

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Author : HANSON
Publisher : John Wiley
Data Published : 12 May 2000
ISBN : 0471383899
EAN : 9780471383895
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 315 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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