The English Dane: From King of Iceland to Tasmanian Convict download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sarah Bakewell

The English Dane: From King of Iceland to Tasmanian Convict download free [PDF and Ebook] by Sarah Bakewell year 2006
  • Book name: The English Dane: From King of Iceland to Tasmanian Convict
  • Author: Sarah Bakewell
  • Release date: 2006/7/8
  • Publisher: VINTAGE PUBLISHING
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Travel and Holiday Guides
  • ISBN: 9780099438069
  • Rating: 8.4 of 10
  • Votes: 681
  • Review by: Giovanni Parry
  • Review rating: 8.16 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/7
  • Total pages: 352
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: This gripping nineteenth-century adventure stars Jorgen Jorgenson, who ran away to sea at fourteen and began a brilliant career by sailing to establish the first colony in Tasmania. Twists of fortune then found him captaining a warship for Napoleon before joining a British trading voyage to Iceland, where he staged an outrageous coup and ruled the country for two months.Much lay ahead, from imprisonment in the hulks to patronage by Joseph Banks and travels in Europe as a British spy. But Jorgenson was dogged by his own excesses, and ended up transported as a convict to the very colony he helped to found. Here he reinvented himself again as an explorer, and, despite his sympathy for the people, was caught up in the terrible Aboriginal clearances. Using unpublished sources and letters, Sarah Bakewell tells his astonishing tale with dazzling verve.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H3M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Expeditions, Biography: General, Biography: Historical, Political & Military
  • Available formats: HTM, PDF, WORD, TXT, DOCX, DOC, EPUB, FB2. Compressed in BZ2, ZIP, ACE, TAR.GZ, AZW3, TBZ, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 13.86 USD
  • Dimensions: 129x198x22mm
  • Weight: 245g
  • Printed by: VINTAGE
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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