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Crusoe's Island

Crusoe's Island

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ISBN
9780571330232
Published
15/09/2016
9780571330232
Format
Hardback
Price
£20.00
Paperback
320

About the Book

From an acclaimed naval historian, Crusoe's Island charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific.
From an acclaimed naval historian, Crusoe's Island charts the curious relationship between the British and an island on the other side of the world: Robinson Crusoe, in the South Pacific.
  • Andrew Lambert

    Andrew Lambert is Professor of Naval History at King's College, London. His books include Nelson: Britannia's God of War, Admirals: The Naval Commanders Who Made Britain Great and Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Exploration. His highly successful history of the British Navy, War at Sea, was broadcast on BBC Two.

“[An] intriguing, wide-ranging book...[Lambert's] narrative of Juan Fernandez's history takes in privateers in search of Spanish gold, scurvy ridden sailors recovering their health in a Pacific Eden, a penal colony nearly wiped out by earthquake and tsunami, and German and British warships exchanging fire during the First World War ... [Crusoe's Island] show[s] why this tiny speck in the Pacific has played a larger role on the world's stage than its size seems to warrant.”
- Sunday Times
“Engaging ... Lambert traces the development of the seesaw relationship between Britain and [the Juan Fernandez archipelago] ... As the EU totters and our union falters, Lambert's enquiry begins to feel less like a foray into the past and more like an urgent investigation into that strange blend of qualities that bound Britain together in the first place.”
- Literary Review

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