Great Shipwrecks and Castaways: Firsthand Accounts of Disasters at Sea

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Cooper Square Press, 2000 - History - 238 pages
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This collection of eyewitness accounts of sea-faring catastrophes describes the adventures of Alexander Selkirk, the orginal Robinson Crusoe; those of Miss Ann Saunders, a prim young lady shipwrecked in 1826 and forced to drink the blood of her own fiancee; and those of 18 other survivors.

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Charles Neider (1915-2001) edited Antarctica: Firsthand Accounts of Exploration and Endurance; Man Against Nature: Firsthand Accounts of Adventure and Exploration; The Fabulous Insects: Essays by the Foremost Nature Writers; Tolstoy: Tales of Courage and Conflict; The Selected Letters of Mark Twain; Life As I Find It: A Treasury of Mark Twain Rarities; The Travels of Mark Twain; Mark Twain: Plymouth Rock & the Pilgrims and Other Speeches; and Essays of the Masters.

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