Demon of the Waters: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Whaleship Globe
Language: English | EPUB / MOBI | ISBN-10: N\A | ASIN: B00J5RH962 | 2014 | 336 pages | 2 MB / 2 MB
In 1985, Gregory Gibson was sent a handwritten journal discovered by a small-time book dealer in rural Indiana. It turned out to be a young officer’s account of an 1825 naval expedition dispatched to the Pacific with orders to apprehend the perpetrators of the Globe mutiny. The mutiny was notorious as the goriest crime in American maritime history, involving hatchet murders, stabbings, shootings, and a shipboard lynching. The long-lost journal provided the first eyewitness account of the fate of the mutineers, and of the innocent men left at the mercy of the tattooed islanders who adopted and enslaved them.