Shipwrecks have captured our imagination for centuries. Here
acclaimed historian Sam Willis traces the astonishing tales of
ships that have met with disastrous ends, along with the ensuing
acts of courage, moments of sacrifice and episodes of villainy that
inevitably occurred in the extreme conditions. Many were freak
accidents, and their circumstances so extraordinary that they
inspired literature: the ramming of the Essex by a sperm whale was
immortalized in Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Some symbolize
colossal human tragedy: including the legendary Titanic whose
maiden voyage famously went from pleasure cruise to epic
catastrophe. From the Kyrenia ship of 300 BC to the Mary Rose,
through to the Kursk submarine tragedy of 2000, this is a thrilling
work of narrative history from one of our most talented young
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