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Wreck of the Medusa: The Tragic Story of the Death Raft

Authors: McKee, Alexander
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: HIS037000, HIS053000
ISBN: 9781101666838, Related ISBNs: 0451200446, 1101666838, 9780451200440, 9781101666838
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 48,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: “One of the strangest and most horrifying stories ever told.”—John Fowles, author of The French Lieutenant's Woman

“First rate.”—Newsweek

In July, 1816, a French frigate ran aground on a sandbar forty miles off the coast of Africa. Forced to abandon ship, 150 men and women embarked on an overloaded makeshift raft. After twelve days of riots, mutiny, murder, and, ultimately, cannibalism, only fifteen were alive.
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