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Desperate journeys, abandoned souls : true stories of castaways and other survivors

Author: Edward E Leslie
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1988.
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Includes material on Pedro de Serrano, William Dampier, Alexander Selkirk, Marguerite de la Roque, Hugh Glass, the Stefansson Polar Expedition of 1913, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward E Leslie
ISBN: 0395478642 9780395478646 0395436087 9780395436080 0395911508 9780395911501
OCLC Number: 17551819
Description: xviii, 586 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Sterling Seagrave --
Introduction --
Prologue : found alone --
pt. I. Monarchs --
1. His hair was weedy and his bear was long : Pedro de Serrano off the coast of Peru --
2. Among the cruelest savages : Peter Carder in the Brazils --
3. To live upon this barren shore : the "poor Englishman" off the coast of Scotland --
4. A singular naval man : William Dampier : adventurer, author, survivor --
5. On a piece of stone : Alexander Selkirk on greater land --
6. The occupation of mischief : Philip Ashton on Roatán Island --
7. Heaven's gracious justice : an unknown man on Ascension Island --
8. A country people with Christians : Marguerite de la Roque on the Isle of Spirits --
9. The calming effect of rum and true religion : John Byron on the shores of Patagonia --
10. The utility of a fashionable hat : the sloop Betsy adrift near Tobago --
pt. II. The delicate question which --
11. The pleasure of God : Richard Clarke in the Admiral's boat --
12. The carpenter's remains : John Dean on Boon Island --
13. The ownership of a plank : David Harrison on the wreck of the Peggy --
14. The weaning from all vain enjoyment : Ann Saunders on the wreck of the Francis Mary --
15. The cruel death I did sustain : the wreck of the William Brown --
16. The headhunter's casket : a caesura --
pt. III. Lords of the fowl and the brute --
17. "He wouldn't oblige by dying" : Hugh Glass on the Great Plains --
18. A certain illusion, a trick of light : the Stefánsson Polar Expedition of 1913 --
19. Maine Tarzan : Joseph Knowles in the North Woods --
20. The sands' glorious prisoner : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry down on the Libyan Desert --
pt. IV. The charms of solitude --
21. Risk and recreation : a chronology.
Responsibility: Edward E. Leslie ; foreword by Sterling Seagrave.
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Includes material on Pedro de Serrano, William Dampier, Alexander Selkirk, Marguerite de la Roque, Hugh Glass, the Stefansson Polar Expedition of 1913, and Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

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