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Crusoe’s Island

Andrew Lambert

The fascinating history of an island that has haunted our imagination and culture.

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ISBN
9780571330256
Date Published
13.09.2016
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Summary

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.

The tiny island assumed a remarkable position in British culture, most famously in Daniel Defoe’s novel. Andrew Lambert reveals the truth behind the legend of this place, bringing to life the voices of the visiting sailors, scientists and artists, as well as the wonders, tragedy and violence that they encountered.

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Andrew Lambert is Laughton 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, Franklin: Tragic Hero of Polar Navigation, The Challenge: Britain Against America in the Naval War of 1812, for which he was awarded the Anderson Medal, and The Crimean War: British Grand Strategy…

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