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Mutiny on the globe

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Whilst sailing between Hawaii and Tahiti in January 1824, the captain and officers of the Nantucket whaling ship the Globe were attacked with whaling gear, shot, and dumped overboard under the audacious direction of twenty one year old Samuel Comstock, whose dream was to found his own tropical kingdom. This eventually led to his own violent death at the hands of his co-mutineers. Only a few members of the Globes crew survived: two men who were rescued after years on a Pacific atoll, bizarrely spared after their fellows had been slaughtered by the natives living there, and a handful more who retook the ship and carried news of the mutiny to the US Navy. Escaping with the ship was George Comstock, Samuels younger brother and a horrified witness to his brothers murderous deeds. Georges remarkable firsthand account, written upon his return to Nantucket, has never been published in full, and Mutiny on the Globe will present portions of it for the first time.

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Author(s):
Thomas Heffernan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x153
EAN-13:
9780747559023
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780747559023
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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Whilst sailing between Hawaii and Tahiti in January 1824, the captain and officers of the Nantucket whaling ship the Globe were attacked with whaling gear, shot, and dumped overboard under the audacious direction of twenty one year old Samuel Comstock, whose dream was to found his own tropical kingdom. This eventually led to his own violent death at the hands of his co-mutineers. Only a few members of the Globes crew survived: two men who were rescued after years on a Pacific atoll, bizarrely spared after their fellows had been slaughtered by the natives living there, and a handful more who retook the ship and carried news of the mutiny to the US Navy. Escaping with the ship was George Comstock, Samuels younger brother and a horrified witness to his brothers murderous deeds. Georges remarkable firsthand account, written upon his return to Nantucket, has never been published in full, and Mutiny on the Globe will present portions of it for the first time.

Author(s):
Thomas Heffernan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
234x153
EAN-13:
9780747559023
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-13:
9780747559023
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
304
Publisher:
Bloomsbury

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