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    DescriptionIn the heady climate of the nineteenth century goldrushes, "going to see the elephant" was a saying that described an exciting, often dangerous, and usually profitless adventure-something to tell one's grandchildren about. In the spirit of the bestselling Island of the Lost, the story is told of the crew of the Connecticut schooner Sarah W. Hunt. When their boats are blown out to sea, off one of the most icy and hostile islands in the sub-Antarctic ocean, twelve men are abandoned by their skipper, left to live or die by their own wits and stamina. Six survive, to be carried to New Zealand-where the inquiry and court case that follow become an international controversy, with repercussions that reach as far as the desk of the president of the United States.


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    Title
    The Elephant Voyage
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joan Druett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 298
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 449 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780992258849
    ISBN 10: 0992258847
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QMP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HBJQ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS046000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Old Salt Press
    Imprint name
    Old Salt Press
    Publication date
    02 September 2013
    Author Information
    Joan Druett is a maritime historian and an expert on whaling history and women at sea who is also the author of the bestseller Island of the Lost. She lives in New Zealand with her husband, the internationally acclaimed maritime artist, Ron Druett. Her website is http: //joan.druett.gen.n