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The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder By David Grann Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385534260
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Doubleday - April 18th, 2023

In this thrilling, brilliantly crafted tale of shipwreck, mutiny, and deceit, David Grann recounts the 1742 voyage of the Wager. Doomed from the very start—with a ragtag, ill-prepared crew and an inexperienced captain—the Wager was destined for disaster. Grann deftly describes the horrendous suffering the ship’s crew endured and chronicles the incredible, sometimes horrifying, lengths that they went to to return home. I’ve long considered David Grann one of the greatest narrative nonfiction writers alive, and this book only cements that further.


Review by Jade