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3/31/2008

Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe

Filed under: — Jaime @ 6:09 pm

Ya’ar, Beachcombers. Flowing through my book sale books, I can now count Mutiny On The Whaleship Globe among the completed.

This is a non-fiction account by two survivors of a mutiny on an American whaleship in the South Pacific. Not only does the narrative include the mutiny but it also covers the subsequent life of the two survivors on tropical islands as servants/guests of some of the natives. Because the account was originally put down sometime after the incident (1824-1825), I had to reckon with some of the assumed racial superiority of the authors, which was common for that time. This wasn’t overwhelming enough to kill the story itself. It was a very compelling, and very short, read. Check it out, mateys.

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