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Book Buzz: The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder (David Grann)

The British ship HMS Wager was rounding the coast of Chile when it struck rock and was grounded in 1741.  Many crewmen felt this ended their allegiance to the unpopular Captain and struck out for the coast of Brazil without him.  Years later, seven returned to England telling one story of the shipwreck while the Captain and a handful of loyalists washed up later telling another.  In this gripping and carefully researched account, David Grann teases out what we know about this enduring historical mystery. 

Copies of the book will be available at the Main Information desk one month before the discussion. 

Space is limited. Registration required.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024
10:00am - 11:30am
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Ludlow Room
Shaker Main Library
  Adult     Book Discussions  

Registration is required. There are 11 seats available.

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