Summary: The Wager
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Findaway Voices, 2023.
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9798868662539
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Brooks Bryant., Brooks Bryant|AUTHOR., & Willis Merz|READER. (2023). Summary: The Wager . Findaway Voices.

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Brooks Bryant, Brooks Bryant|AUTHOR and Willis Merz|READER. 2023. Summary: The Wager. Findaway Voices.

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Brooks Bryant, Brooks Bryant|AUTHOR and Willis Merz|READER. Summary: The Wager Findaway Voices, 2023.

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Brooks Bryant, Brooks Bryant|AUTHOR, and Willis Merz|READER. Summary: The Wager Findaway Voices, 2023.

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In "The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder" by David Grann, readers are thrust into a thrilling narrative based on true events surrounding the shipwreck of His Majesty's Ship the Wager in the 1740s. On a secret mission during an imperial war with Spain, the Wager pursued a treasure-laden Spanish galleon before meeting its tragic fate off the Patagonian coast. The wreckage and the ensuing survival tale provoke questions surrounding heroism, mutiny, and the human capacity for survival under the most extreme conditions.
The survivors' ordeal spans many months of starvation and anarchy, as they battled to endure in a harsh, desolate environment. The narrative takes a dramatic turn when two groups of survivors - one landing in Brazil and the other in Chile - narrate conflicting accounts of the events that transpired during their harrowing journey. This divergence sets the stage for a court-martial, where the truth hangs in a precarious balance with life-and-death stakes.
Grann excels in bringing this historic tale to life, paralleling the depth of narrative nonfiction greats and survival literature classics. The unraveling court-martial narrative holds the savvy of a courtroom thriller, beckoning readers into a vividly recreated world of 18th-century naval warfare and exploration.
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