Batavia'S Graveyard download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mike Dash

Batavia'S Graveyard download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mike Dash year 2003
  • Book name: Batavia'S Graveyard
  • Author: Mike Dash
  • Release date: 2003/12/16
  • Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Society and Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 9780753816844
  • Rating: 9.88 of 10
  • Votes: 478
  • Review by: Maya Wallace
  • Review rating: 9.64 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/23
  • Total pages: 416
  • Includes a PDF summary of 43 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, whose motives were almost beyond comprehension, then started on a cold-blooded killing spree, leaving fewer than 80 people alive when the rescue boat arrived three months later. BATAVIA'S GRAVEYARD tells this strange story as a gripping narrative structured around three strong principal characters: Francisco Pelsaert, the cultivated but weak-willed captain; Jeronimus Cornelisz, a sinister apothecary with a terrifying personal philosophy influenced by Rosicrucianism who set himself up as the ruler of the island; and Wiebbe Hayes, the only survivor with the courage to fight Jeronimus's band. The background to these events, including the story of the Dutch East India Company, and the discovery of Australia, is richly drawn.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 22H52M47S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Early Modern History: C 1450/1500 To C 1700, Australasian & Pacific History, Maritime History, Geographical Discovery & Exploration, Mutiny, General & World History
  • Available formats: DOCX, EPUB, TXT, PDF, WORD, PDB, RTF, DOC. Compressed in TAR.XZ, TAR.LZO, ZIP, RAR, CPIO
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.40 USD
  • Dimensions: 132x196x31mm
  • Weight: 332g
  • Printed by: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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