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SAILING THE GRAVEYARD SEA The Deathly Voyage of the Somers, the U.S. Navy's Only Mutiny, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation

by | Read by Jacques Roy

History • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2023

Listeners can explore the only mutiny ever to take place aboard a U.S. Navy ship that occurred in 1842. Three crew members were hanged aboard the training vessel, and the captain faced a court-martial when the brig returned to port. The mutiny and the subsequent trial are recounted in this work. Jacques Roy's narration carries the audiobook along with an even tone. He adds no false drama. However, the author regularly quotes at length from contemporary newspaper reports and court records. The embellished language of the nineteenth century makes for occasionally tedious listening. But those who tolerate it are in for an enthralling sea tale. The incident led to the creation of the U.S. Naval Academy. R.C.G. © AudioFile 2023, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2023]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2023

DD ISBN 9781797165820 $19.99

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