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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 Drawing upon unpublished material and new research, Stephen Taylor pieces together the strands of this compelling saga, sifting the myths from a reality that is no less gripping.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

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

Sons Of The Waves

Author : Stephen Taylor
ISBN : 9780300252613
Genre : History
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A brilliant telling of the history of the common seaman in the age of sail, and his role in Britain’s trade, exploration, and warfare British maritime history in the age of sail is full of the deeds of officers like Nelson but has given little voice to plain, "illiterate" seamen. Now Stephen Taylor draws on published and unpublished memoirs, letters, and naval records, including court-martials and petitions, to present these men in their own words. In this exhilarating account, ordinary seamen are far from the hapless sufferers of the press gangs. Proud and spirited, learned in their own fashion, with robust opinions and the courage to challenge overweening authority, they stand out from their less adventurous compatriots. Taylor demonstrates how the sailor was the engine of British prosperity and expansion up to the Industrial Revolution. From exploring the South Seas with Cook to establishing the East India Company as a global corporation, from the sea battles that made Britain a superpower to the crisis of the 1797 mutinies, these "sons of the waves" held the nation’s destiny in their calloused hands.
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

Caliban The Missing Link

Author : Sir Daniel Wilson
ISBN : OXFORD:591060524
Genre : Caliban (Fictitious character)
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Ariel And Caliban

Author : Christopher Pearse Cranch
ISBN : WISC:89099777013
Genre : Electronic book
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Category: Electronic book

By Shore And Wood

Author : William Cuthbertson
Genre : English literature
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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

The Foaming Fore Shore

Author : Samuel Alexander White
ISBN : NYPL:33433076046683
Genre : Iles-de-la-Madeleine (Québec)
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Temple Bar

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105119107808
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Temple Bar

Author : George Augustus Sala
ISBN : UCAL:B3042621
Genre : English periodicals
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The Literary Review

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105114622678
Genre : Books
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ISBN : UOM:39015066135321
Genre : Colored people (South Africa)
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ISBN : IND:30000046348326
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry