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Viewing Entry - Madness, betrayal and the lash (AM13571)
by Bown, Stephen R.

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TitleMadness, betrayal and the lash : the epic voyage of Captain George Vancouver
Author / Responsible partyBown, Stephen R.
GenreVoyages and Travel.
TopicsVoyages and Travel. History. Biography. Vancouver, George, -- 1757-1798. Explorers -- England -- Biography. Northwest Coast of North America -- Discovery and exploration -- British.
Intended AudienceAdult


From 1792 to 1795, George Vancouver sailed the Pacific waters as captain of a major expedition of discovery and imperial ambition. Britain had its eyes on Pacific North America, and Vancouver charted four thousand miles of coastline from California to Alaska - one of history's greatest feats of maritime daring, scientific discovery, marine cartography and international diplomacy. However, Vancouver's triumph was overshadowed by bitter smear campaigns initiated by enemies he had made on board. Some descriptions of violence, and some descriptions of sex.

Additional Information

System control numberAM13571
Original Print PublisherVancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, 2008.
NarratorJohn Targett.
Narrator NameJohn Targett.
Participant or performer noteJohn Targett.
Narrators GenderMale narrator
Contains Sexual ContentSexual Content
Contains Violent ContentGraphic Violence