Mutiny on the Globe : The Fatal Voyage of Samuel Comstock
With horrors and heroes, murder and mayhem, Mutiny on the Globe brings to life an amazing chapter in seafaring history. In 1824, two years into a whaling expedition out of Nantucket, Samuel Comstock organized a vicious mutiny, butchering the officers of the Globe in cold blood. His plan: to set sail for an uncharted island and declare himself king. But his nightmarish fantasy was short-lived: upon landing, Comstock was murdered by his fellow mutineers, while six innocent seamen seized the Globe and escaped. Researcher and whaling historian Thomas Farel Heffernan does an expert job, shedding light on this shocking, action-packed episode of maritime history-and on one of the most bizarre and frightening megalomaniacs that ever went to sea.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 140.2 x 216.4 x 18.3mm | 299.38g
- 06 May 2003
- Penguin Books
- United States