The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: The Life of the Australian Whaling Captain, William Chamberlain ; a Tale of Abduction, Adventure and Murder

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HarperCollins, 2003 - Whaling - 302 pages
Biography of Australian whaling captain William Chamberlain, written in novel format. Chamberlain survived an attack by pirates off the west coast of Africa, and was rescued in 1816 by the Royal Navy when he was 12 years old. He subsequently fought as a powder-monkey in the Battle of Algiers, before being repatriated home. Includes notes on sources. Author's previous titles include 'The Mechanical Eye and the Illustrated Book' and 'Orphans of History: The Forgotten Children of the First Fleet'.

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