The Resource In the wake of madness: : the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon, (electronic resource)

In the wake of madness: : the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon, (electronic resource)

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In the wake of madness: : the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon
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In the wake of madness:
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the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon
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Murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon
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eng
Summary
After more than a century of silence, the true story of one of history's most notorious mutinies is revealed in Joan Druett's riveting "nautical murder mystery" (USA Today). On May 25, 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Captain Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned, they found four crew members on board, three of whom were covered in blood, the other screaming from atop the mast. Single-handedly, the third officer launched a surprise attack to recapture the Sharon, killing two of the attackers and subduing the other. An American investigation into the murder was never conducted--even when the Sharon returned home three years later, with only four of the original twenty-nine crew on board. Joan Druett, a historian who's been called a female Patrick O'Brian by the Wall Street Journal, dramatically re-creates the mystery of the ill-fated whaleship and reveals a voyage filled with savagery under the command of one of the most ruthless captains to sail the high seas
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Midwest
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Druett, Joan
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909.09645081
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Sharon (Whaleship)
  • Norris, Howes
  • Whaling
  • Mutiny
  • Survival
  • Electronic books
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adult
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In the wake of madness: : the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688596
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MWT11688596
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1 online resource
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  • online
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MWT11688596
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In the wake of madness: : the murderous voyage of the whaleship Sharon, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11688596
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11688596
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11688596
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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