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    The shipwreck story is fascinating and the refresher in French history post revolution is good but the writing of the book feels ov

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    While I wasn't always crazy about this author's turn of phrase it often felt heavy handed to me I must give him credit for keeping his narrative threads pithy I appreciated that he really kept things moving along which must have been a challenge considering how many interesting aspects there are to this story Previously my only exp

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    A haunting horrific tale of corruption and selfish ambition that lead to one of the most notorious sea disasters of the 19th century best described by author himself as an avoidable catastrophein which the villains are obvious heroes are few

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    2009 reviewWell it took me a while to read this book it was academic than most fun reads Non fiction about a ship voyage that was led by a captain the French Monarchy had appointed because of his merit or as a political favor and not because he was actually ualified at all He ran the ship into shallow water the rich and choice few took the few amount of life boats available didn't fill them to capacity and lef

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    This is one messed up story The fate of these people will disgust you The whole captain goes down with the ship routine is completely

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    I would agree with some of the other reviews The story of the raft is engaging entertaining and brings up deep issues of man’s inhumanity to man The story of the artist is interesting in that like many other talented artists he has deep psychological dysfunction Unfortunately too much time is spent on the artist life and the lives of indi

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    It was an interested read and well written However I only managed to get 23rds of the way through it because after the wreck business

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    The Wreck of The MedusaIf only the author had read a book I recently devoured about the General Slocum Steamboat Disaster by Edward T O’Donnell because I feel that this book would have benefitted from a similar styleThe only thing I enjoyed about this book was learning about what had happened on the raft and in the de

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    Miles weaves together the stories of the shipwreck of the Medusa and the painting of The Raft OF The Medusa the masterpiece it inspired He re

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    They style of writing was not for someone expecting a detailed story of the events of the Medusa The book is written as what feels as numerous ministories in attempts to make a deep web of interconnection to show the larger

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Ring telltale signs of shallow waters plowed the ship into a famously treacherous sandbar A privileged few claimed the lifeboats while 146 men and one woman were herded aboard a makeshift raft and set adrift Without a compass or many provisions hit by a vicious storm the first night and exposed to sweltering heat during the following days the group set upon each other mayhem mutiny and murder ensued. I would agree with some of the other reviews The story of the raft is engaging entertaining and brings up deep issues of man s inhumanity to man The story of the artist is interesting in that like many other talented artists he has deep psychological dysfunction Unfortunately too much time is spent on the artist life and the lives of individuals in post Bonaparte France The Book of Beginnings raft and set adrift Without a compass or many provisions hit by a vicious storm the first night and exposed to sweltering heat during the following days the group set upon each other mayhem mutiny and murder ensued. I would agree with some of the other The Homelanders (The Homelanders, reviews The story of the Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. raft is engaging entertaining and brings up deep issues of man s inhumanity to man The story of the artist is interesting in that like many other talented artists he has deep psychological dysfunction Unfortunately too much time is spent on the artist life and the lives of individuals in post Bonaparte France

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The Wreck of the Medusa The Most Famous Sea Disaster of the Nineteenth Century

When rescue arrived thirteen days later only fifteen were alive Meanwhile those in the boats who made it to shore undertook a dangerous two hundred mile slog through the desert Among the handful of survivors from the raft were two men whose written account of the fiasco became a bestseller that rocked France’s political foundations and provided graphic fodder for Géricault’s world famous paintin. It was an interested read and well written However I only managed to get 23rds of the way through it because after the wreck business is over the book turns to the effects of the wreck on the politics of France etc just not interesting to me The Homelanders (The Homelanders, rescue arrived thirteen days later only fifteen were alive Meanwhile those in the boats who made it to shore undertook a dangerous two hundred mile slog through the desert Among the handful of survivors from the Lila and Alex short story. X-Rated. raft were two men whose written account of the fiasco became a bestseller that Burning Attraction rocked France’s political foundations and provided graphic fodder for Géricault’s world famous paintin. It was an interested The Numbers Game read and well written However I only managed to get 23rds of the way through it because after the wreck business is over the book turns to the effects of the wreck on the politics of France etc just not interesting to me

read & download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ý Jonathan Miles

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 Géricault’s magnificent painting The Raft of the Medusa In June 1816 the flagship of a French expedition to repossess a colony in Senegal from the British set sail She never arrived at her destination; her incompetent captain Hugo de Chaumareys igno. A haunting horrific tale of corruption and selfish ambition that lead to one of the most notorious sea disasters of the 19th century best described by author himself as an avoidable catastrophein which the villains are obvious heroes are few and the chroniclers are not altogether to be trustedIt is also a fascinating blend of the politics history and drama indirectly responsible for the shipwreck that gave birth to one of the most famous paintings in history The Raft of the Medusa by Th odore G ricault as well as a dawning new era of abolitionism in Europe The only lighthearted note to the story is found in a few brief pages about the British obsession with a tale that so obviously portrayed their recent maritime enemies in a poor light The part played by Major Peddie whose kindness to Corr ard when he had been hospitalized in Senegal stood in such heartwarming contrast to the callous indifference of the French leaders endeared the saga to the British The English relished a scandal that revealed weaknesses in French administration and the lack of discipline and moral fiber in their navy French ineptitude reflected advantageously on English competenceHowever these lighthearted moments are scant in a grander tale of death murder and a country reeling from bloody revolution and political extremism