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Wreck of the Medusa

The Tragic Story of the Death Raft

by Alexander McKee

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Published by Signet .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages304
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Open LibraryOL7574252M
ISBN 100451200446
ISBN 109780451200440
OCLC/WorldCa44922552


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The Wreck of the Medusa is Jonathan Miles's spellbinding account of the most famous shipwreck before the Titanic. Drawing on contemporaneously published accounts and journals of survivors, Miles brilliantly reconstructs the ill-fated voyage and the events that inspired Theodore Gericault's magnificent painting The Raft of the Medusa.

In July ofthe French frigate Medusa, bound for the /5(20). The Wreck of the Medusa is a well-told tale of the crew and passengers of the ill-fated french frigate.

McKee has done an incredible job of assembling the facts of this story into a coherent tale. Anybody who enjoys stories of disaster at sea will enjoy this book/5(17). The Wreck of the Medusa is a spellbinding account of the most famous shipwreck before the Titanic, a tragedy that riled a nation and inspired Théodore Géricaults magnificent painting The Raft of the Medusa.

In Junethe flagship of a French expedition to repossess a /5. This book is an interesting take on a story I was completely unfamiliar with, the fate of the Medusa. A harrowing shipwreck tail. The actual story of the how and what is included in the first half of this book the last half being mostly made up of aftermath, specifically the politics -- this was certainly the least enjoyable portion of this book/5.

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Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today!Released on: Aug   The Wreck of the Medusa is a well-told tale of the crew and passengers of the ill-fated french frigate.

McKee has done an incredible job of assembling the facts of this story into a coherent tale. Anybody who enjoys stories of disaster at sea will enjoy this book.4/5(6).

The Raft of the Medusa (French: Le Radeau de la Méduse [lə ʁado d(ə) la medyz]) – originally titled Scène de Naufrage (Shipwreck Scene) – is an oil painting of –19 by the French Romantic painter and lithographer Théodore Géricault (–).

Completed when the artist the work has become an icon of French Romanticism. At by cm (16 ft 1 in by 23 ft 6 in), it Artist: Théodore Géricault. About The Book. A thrilling and compelling account of the greatest maritime disaster before the Titanic that will appeal to readers of Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm and Nathaniel Philbrick’s In Wreck of the Medusa book Heart of the Sea.

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Christine Riding | Published in History Today Volume 53 Issue 2 February ‘The annals of the marine record no example of a shipwreck so terrible as that of the Medusa frigate. Two of the unfortunate crew. Two accounts of terrible shipwreck and the struggle for survival The wreck of the Medusa is one of the most famous and infamous shipwrecks from the great age of sailing ships.

The Medusa was a French frigate which struck the Bank of Arguin, off the coast of Senegal in shortly after the end of the Napoleonic Wars.

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The Medusa’s lifeboats could not accommodate everyone on board; some passengers and crew were relegated to a makeshift raft. Captain Hugues Duroy de Chaumareys, whose neglect had caused the wreck, promised that five lifeboats would tow the raft to the coast, but it was soon cut loose and abandoned, apparently on his orders.

The Wreck of the Medusa: The Most Famous Sea Disaster of the Nineteenth Century By Jonathan Miles Atlantic Monthly Press, pp., $25 There are many ways to die. But by the middle of the book, the wreck and the survivors' ordeals are over, and the book seems adrift for the rest.

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The Wreck Of The “Medusa”: Ineptitude, Bad Leadership, And Tragedy June 6, Novem Quintus Curtius History bad leadership, Medusa, sea disasters, shipwrecks As part of the Peace of Paris settlement that ended the Napoleonic Wars, England agreed to cede to France some West African possessions near Gambia and Senegal.

A mini book review by Tony Gerard. Wreck of the Medusa- Mutiny, Murder, and Survival on the High Seas. by Alexander McKee. While technically outside the time period we portray (occurring in ), the wreck of the Medusa is an interesting and tragic story.

The Medusa was carrying a load of passengers, soldiers and dignitaries to Senegal at the. Get this from a library. Wreck of the Medusa: the tragic story of the death raft. [Alexander McKee] -- In Julythe French frigate Medusa ran aground on a sandbar 40 miles off the coast of Senegal.

Forced to abandon ship by the captain, men and women embarked on a makeshift raft so overloaded. Jonathan Miles dedicates The Wreck of the Medusa, his feverish account of the sinking of the French frigate off the coast of Senegal in the early nineteenth century— which resulted in the death of scores of passengers and crew—to “all those misled by their leaders.”Indeed, it is impossible to read about the incompetence of the ship’s captain, who was awarded his post as political Author: Aruna D’Souza.

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The wreck of the frigate off the coast of Senegal on July 2, became a huge media event back home in France. Bestselling accounts were written by two of the male survivors, Sauvigny and : Elizabeth Goldsmith.

Luckily, French historians saw The Raft of the Medusa's value. After the wreck, French society was in an uproar over the royal appointment that had made Chaumareys the Medusa's captain. He was. The Wreck of the Medusa: The Most Famous Sea Disaster of the Nineteenth Century (Book) Book Details.

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