Download Sufferings In Africa The Astonishing Account Of A New England Sea Captain Enslaved By North African Arabs ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to SUFFERINGS IN AFRICA THE ASTONISHING ACCOUNT OF A NEW ENGLAND SEA CAPTAIN ENSLAVED BY NORTH AFRICAN ARABS book pdf for free now.

Sufferings In Africa

Author : James Riley
ISBN : 1599212110
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 60.35 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 849
Read : 866

Previously published: New York: Clarkson N. Potter, 1965. First published in 1817 under title: An authentic narrative of the loss of the American brig Commerce.
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Evan Balkan
ISBN : 9781458784285
Genre :
File Size : 36.42 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 704
Read : 813

For readers who relish the image of clinging to a sinking makeshift raft while fighting off sword wielding and delirious mutineers wrenching the last cask of water from a sailor's sun scorched hands (while sharks circle in famished anticipation), Shipwrecked! Adventures and Disasters at Sea is an irresistible read. A heady voyage through human suffering at the hands of unforgiving oceans, cruel captains, and implacable fate, this latest collection of Evan Balkan's impeccably researched true adventures details 14 major maritime disasters. Included are such legendary stories as the 1629 maiden voyage of the Batavia that ended in mutiny and murder, and the dramatic destruction of the majestic three masted barquentine Endurance in ice clogged Antarctic waters in 1912. A vast spectrum of human emotion and activity is featured in these exciting profiles, from deadly incompetence and brutish cannibalism to surprising self sacrifice and quiet heroism.

360 Degrees Of Reading

Author : W. E. Poplaski
ISBN : 9781598583793
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 59.40 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 143
Read : 682

What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."
Category: Literary Criticism

Sufferings In Africa

Author : James Riley
ISBN : 9781602390423
Genre : History
File Size : 42.23 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 581
Read : 1013

Listed by Abraham Lincoln, alongside the Bible and Pilgrim's Progress, as one of the books that most influenced his life, few true tales of adventure and survival are as astonishing as this one. Shipwrecked off the western coast of North Africa in August of 1815, James Riley and his crew had no idea of the trials awaiting them as they gathered their beached belongings. They would be captured by a band of nomadic Arabs, herded across the Sahara Desert, beaten, forced to witness astounding brutalities, sold into slavery, and starved. Riley watched most of his crew die one by one, killed off by cruelty or caprice, as his own weight dropped from 240 pounds to a mere 90 at his rescue. First published in 1817, this dramatic saga soon became a national bestseller with over a million copies sold. Even today, it is rare to find a narrative that illuminates the degradations of slave existence with such brutal honesty. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Category: History

Skeletons On The Zahara

Author : Dean King
ISBN : 0759509697
Genre : History
File Size : 30.77 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 942
Read : 698

Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara. The ordeal of these men - who found themselves tested by barbarism, murder, starvation, death, dehydration, and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on camelback - is made indelibly vivid in this gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.
Category: History

Delirios De Grandeza

Author : Arturo Arnalte
ISBN : STANFORD:36105133132071
Genre : History
File Size : 35.23 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 237
Read : 293

Category: History

Sufferings In Africa

Author : James Riley
ISBN : 1590481089
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 20.14 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 815
Read : 244

He was used to adventure. He was used to the high seas. He was Captain James Riley, American seaman and independent businessman bound for Europe in 1815. He never made it! Instead the young sea captain and his crew were shipwrecked off the coast of Muslim-controlled Morocco. The sea salt was still wet in their hair when the battered survivors were pounced upon by local natives, ensnared, enchained, and marched off into the horrors of African slavery. Riley s narrative reads like fiction but is based on solid fact. Most of his men died. A few were separated and sold into the interior of the continent, never to be seen again. He was the first American to venture near the legendary Timbuctoo. Yet the conditions were so barbaric, the food so scanty, and the beatings so regular that Riley dropped from 240 down to 90 pounds! After many desperate ordeals, the American sailor and a handful of his men were ransomed by a sympathetic English merchant who had learned of their plight. Upon his return to the United States, Riley penned Sufferings in Africa, which went on to become America s first best-seller, reportedly selling more than a million copies through various editions. Yet Sufferings in Africa is much more than just an adventure travel classic. In a time when the United States was grappling with the thorny issue of slavery within her own borders, Riley s startling book told a tale of Uncle Tom s Cabin in reverse. Here was a story of Caucasian Americans under the whip and in the chains that held millions of Black Americans at the same time. Scholars are currently researching clues that this deservedly famous book was read by a young Abraham Lincoln, and thus helped seal his own heart against slavery. A classic story of endurance and bravery then, this important American book remains as fresh today as the day it was first released.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Narrative Of Arthur Gordon Pym Of Nantucket

Author : Edgar Allan Poe
ISBN : 9780486110776
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 88.26 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 639
Read : 890

From the author who introduced readers to chilling tales of murder comes a novella based on factual accounts of a haunting, mutinous high-seas adventure. For fans of Poe as well as maritime enthusiasts.
Category: Fiction