current reading

My grandmother gave this to Henry for Christmas. I started it last night.

It's a true story about a U.S. commercial sailing ship - the Commerce - and how it was shipwrecked on the edge of Africa in 1815. The crew was taken captive, sold as slaves, traded all over the contienent and miraculously, some of them eventually made it back to the U.S. alive.

It's very, very good so far.

1 comment:

Barbara said...

Neat. I've been meaning to read Captain James Riley, An Authentic Narrative of the Loss of the Brig Commerce (1817).