The tragic history of the sea : shipwrecks from Bible to Titanic

edited by Anthony Brandt.

The factual accounts of ship wrecks were so fanciful that Brandt, a specialist in the history of travel and adventure literature, decided not to include any fiction. Most of the 29 descriptions are by survivors, but other authors include Luke, Cotton Mather, Thoreau, and Mark Twain. There is no index or bibliography. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)


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