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The Caliban Shore

Author : Stephen Taylor
ISBN : 9780571295678
Genre : History
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The 'Grosvenor' was one of the finest East Indiamen of her day, a grand three-masted square-rigger of 741 tons bristling with 26 cannon. When she ran aground on the treacherous coast of south-east Africa, an astonishing number of her crew and passengers, including women and children, reached the shore safely. But the castaways were hundreds of miles from the nearest European outpost - and utterly ignorant of their surroundings and the people among whom they found themselves. Stephen Taylor pieces together this extraordinary saga with tremendous narrative flair. Drawing upon much new research, he sifts the myths that became attached to the 'Grosvenor' from a reality that is no less gripping. Taking the reader to the heart of what is now the Wild Coast of Pondoland, The Caliban Shore reveals the misunderstandings that led to tragedy, tells the story of those who escaped and unravels the mystery of those who stayed.
Category: History

Caliban S Shore The Wreck Of The Grosvenor And The Strange Fate Of Her Survivors

Author : Stephen Taylor
ISBN : 9780393346039
Genre : History
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"This incredible true story reads like the wildest fiction."—Booklist In the summer of 1783 the grandees of the East India Company were horrified to learn that one of their finest ships, the 741-ton Grosvenor, had been lost on the wild and unexplored coast of southeast Africa. Astonishingly, most of those on board reached the shore safely—91 members of the crew and 34 wealthy, high-born passengers, including women and children. They were hundreds of miles from the nearest European outpost—and they were not alone. "They surveyed one another with mutual incomprehension: on the one hand the dishevelled castaways; on the other, black warriors with high conical hairstyles, daubed with red mud..." Drawing upon unpublished material and new research, Stephen Taylor pieces together the strands of this compelling saga, sifting the myths from a reality that is no less gripping. Full of unexpected twists, Caliban's Shore takes the reader to the heart of what is now South Africa, to analyze the misunderstandings that led to tragedy, to tell the story of those who returned, and to unravel the mystery of those who stayed.
Category: History

State Of Peril

Author : Lucy Valerie Graham
ISBN : 9780199796373
Genre : History
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State of Peril surveys the troubling theme of rape and racism in South African literature by examining works by Zoe Wicomb, J.M. Coetzee, Nadine Gordimer, and others.
Category: History

Storm And Conquest

Author : Stephen Taylor
ISBN : 9780571295685
Genre : History
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The Indian Ocean, 1809. At stake: Britain's commercial lifeline to India and naval supremacy. In one fatal season, the natural order of maritime power since Trafalgar was destroyed. Storm and Conquest brings together the terrifying ordeal of men, women and children caught at sea in hurricanes, and those who survived to drive the French from the Eastern seas. All shared a need to prove themselves - to make a career, or a fortune, or a marriage - in places which could be at once magnificent and terrifying.
Category: History

Visions Of Caliban

Author : Dale Peterson
ISBN : 0820322067
Genre : Nature
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The authors use Shakespeare's Tempest as a metaphor for the relationship between people and chimps, exploring the very human aspects of this remarkable species. Original.
Category: Nature

Caliban Cove

Author : S. D. Perry
ISBN : 9781781161869
Genre : Fiction
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THEY KNEW IT WASN'T OVER After surviving the horror of the Umbrella Corporation's genetic research facility, the remaining members of S.T.A.R.S. resolve to battle the evil conspiracy and stop Umbrella's experiments wherever they may be. When rumor comes of anothher sinister Umbrella experiment, combat medic and biochemist Rebecca Chambers, the sole survivor of ravo Team, joins cliffs of Caliban Cove, Maine, someone is building an army of the undead. Now S.T.A.R.S. must battle more unspeakable horrors and stop a madman from unleashing the biohazard upon the world. AN ORIGINAL NOVEL BASED ON THE BESTSELLING RESIDENT EVIL VIDEOGAME SERIES.
Category: Fiction

Swan What Shores

Author : Veronica Patterson
ISBN : 0814766846
Genre : Literary Collections
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Winston Churchill's key role in the outcome of the Second World War brought him international renown and arguably made him the most important figure in twentieth-century British politics. Born into an aristocratic family in 1875, his life spanned two centuries and nine decades of personal, social and political change, and it is against this background that Stuart Ball, a leading historian of modern British politics, discusses the remarkable ups and downs of Churchill's career. After election to Parliament in 1900, Churchill rose quickly to high military and political office. But he changed parties twice, bringing his character and judgment into question, and during the 1930s he became politically isolated. His warnings of the need to deter Hitler were largely ignored and it was only after the failure of appeasement in 1939 that his reputation rose again. As a much-admired war-time prime minister and subsequently, during the Cold War, he traveled the globe tirelessly in pursuit of alliances and dtente between America and Russia. This concise biography is extensively illustrated with photographs, cartoons and documents, including personal correspondence, reflecting Churchill's dedication to literature, art and family alongside his tremendous public achievements.
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Kronos

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ISBN : UOM:39015066135321
Genre : South Africa
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Category: South Africa