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David Grann is a staff writer at The New Yorker. He graduated from Connecticut College in 1989, and earned a master's degree in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy and a master's degree from Boston College in creative writing. He has written for The New York Times mostrar mais Magazine, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Republic. His stories have been published in numerous anthologies of American writing. His books include The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon which won the Indies Choice award for the best nonfiction book of 2009, and Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

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Associated Works

The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2009 (2009) — Contribuidor — 359 exemplares
The Best American Magazine Writing 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 42 exemplares
Wise Guys: Stories of Mobsters from Jersey to Vegas (2003) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares


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The story of the Wager, a ship that was part of a British armada sent to locate the Spanish during the 1740s. The ships sailed around the southern end of South American, and some turned back, but the Wager was wrecked. With the crew suffering from scurvy, they spent 5 months on a desolate island visited only once by some native people from the mainland. Finally, a large part of the crew took the largest of the ship's boats and headed back north to England, leaving the captain and some officers behind. Was it a mutiny? Was there murder? When several groups arrived home, there was a court martial proceeding and then the story just disappeared.… (mais)
Pferdina | 49 outras críticas | Dec 3, 2023 |
I did not care for this book and do not recommend it for a good read.
CandyH | 274 outras críticas | Nov 28, 2023 |
I've read a lot of books like this and had high hopes, it is David Grann. It's certainly not bad, but Grann is best when he has a strong central character, this is more of a Towering Inferno with lots of parallel disasters diluting the narrative. Furthermore, he sticks to the history close enough, and that history is incomplete, so there are gaps. Also while he makes a big deal about how the stories conflicted, he doesn't present conflicting stories, or explain the different version of events. The ending is anti-climatic. Some of this is not the fault of Grann but the material he had to work with.… (mais)
Stbalbach | 49 outras críticas | Nov 27, 2023 |
Thrilling - so well described that you feel yourself on the Wager on the storm-tossed seas of Cape Horn and Patagonia! I will happily read ANY future book by David Grann; the last two have been so interesting and thorough.
decaturmamaof2 | 49 outras críticas | Nov 22, 2023 |



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