In the Wake of Madness: The Murderous Voyage of the Whaleship Sharon


 Written by Joan Druett

In 1841, in the South Pacific, madness took the helm of the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon. Those who survived the ill fated voyage never divulged what really happened. Now more that 150 years later, Award-winning maritime historian Joan Druett solves the mystery of the brutal murder of Captain Howes Norris, one of the most ruthless and maniacal characters in nautical history. This never-before-told true story about a deranged captain; his desperate, mutinous crew; and the man who--in the wake of madness--became a hero, is nautical writing at its best.

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