Mary Celeste: The Greatest Mystery of the Sea

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Pearson Longman, 2006 - History - 289 pages
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"Within a few years the Mary Celeste became the stuff of legend, the true facts obscured by fictional details, most attributable to an early short story by Arthur Conan Doyle. This book returns to the facts. Accompanied by photos of the people involved and maps of the area, this is an investigation of an enduring mystery and features the historical background of the ship, the histories of the cast of characters, the theories and the story to date, including the recent discovery of the wreckage." "Other famous stories are told, including tales of ghost ships such as the Flying Dutchman and sea monsters and giant squid. The book also features the full text of Arthur Conan Doyle's short story and the transcript of the Gibralter proceedings."--Jacket.

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User Review  - Meggo - LibraryThing

A fascinating tale of a mystery ship - found abandoned and drifting in the North Atlantic with no sign of what happened to her. The truth is probably more prosaic - the crew abandoned a ship they ... Read full review

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Excellent book. Not only is it a must-have for anyone with an interest in this enduring mystery, I'd go so far as to say if you only purchase one book on the subject, it should be this one. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Paul Begg is the author of Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History (Longman 2004) and two other highly respected books about Jack the Ripper. He is also the author of Into Thin Air (1981), which included a chapter about the Mary Celeste and wrote extensively for The Unexplained, a part-work to which he contributed an article about Mary Celeste. He has appeared on a Channel 5 documentary about the discovery of the mystery ship's wreckage.

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