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Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny

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Staff Pick

A classic of narrative nonfiction, Batavia's Graveyard is an enthralling true story of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and survival. The dark heart of the tale is Jeronimus Corneliszoon, the manipulative megalomaniac who masterminds the on-board uprising and the eventual, gruesome deaths of over 100 of the surviving shipwrecked passengers. Beautifully written. Dash compellingly recounts a sea voyage that goes brutally awry.
Recommended by Michal D., Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Review:

"The book is driven by Dash's research...but the same attention to detail...interrupts the pace. The story of the Batavia incident is already well recorded, and even though Dash has taken it to a new level of grotesque accuracy, his nautical drama never truly comes to life." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Popular historian Dash rediscovers an astonishing, sanguinary, and sexy 17th-century drama of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and mayhem." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Brilliantly crafted, deeply researched...a gruesome and powerfully written history. [Dash] provides a thorough look at the underlying subject of all expedition stories — the human heart." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Review:

"Horrific and mesmerizing....No history I've read in years places you so deeply inside a piece of the past." National Geographic Adventure

Review:

"Scholarly and exhilarating. Not only history, but an enthralling sea yarn and true-crime thriller." Associated Press

Review:

"I read it in one sitting, absolutely enchanted." St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Product Details

ISBN:
9780609607664
Publisher:
Random House
Location:
New York
Author:
Dash, Mike
Subject:
Australia/Oceania - Australia
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Modern - 17th Century
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Shipwreck victims.
Subject:
Mutiny.
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Series Volume:
Bd. 41
Publication Date:
February 12, 2002
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
ix, 381 p.
Dimensions:
9.55x6.48x1.31 in. 1.45 lbs.

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Transportation » Nautical » Nautical Lore

Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny
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Product details ix, 381 p. pages Crown Publishing Group (NY) - English 9780609607664 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

A classic of narrative nonfiction, Batavia's Graveyard is an enthralling true story of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and survival. The dark heart of the tale is Jeronimus Corneliszoon, the manipulative megalomaniac who masterminds the on-board uprising and the eventual, gruesome deaths of over 100 of the surviving shipwrecked passengers. Beautifully written. Dash compellingly recounts a sea voyage that goes brutally awry.

"Review" by , "The book is driven by Dash's research...but the same attention to detail...interrupts the pace. The story of the Batavia incident is already well recorded, and even though Dash has taken it to a new level of grotesque accuracy, his nautical drama never truly comes to life."
"Review" by , "Popular historian Dash rediscovers an astonishing, sanguinary, and sexy 17th-century drama of mutiny, shipwreck, murder, and mayhem."
"Review" by , "Brilliantly crafted, deeply researched...a gruesome and powerfully written history. [Dash] provides a thorough look at the underlying subject of all expedition stories — the human heart."
"Review" by , "Horrific and mesmerizing....No history I've read in years places you so deeply inside a piece of the past."
"Review" by , "Scholarly and exhilarating. Not only history, but an enthralling sea yarn and true-crime thriller."
"Review" by , "I read it in one sitting, absolutely enchanted."
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