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Absorbing, shocking, engrossing,
This review is from: Batavia's Graveyard: The True Story Of The Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny (Paperback)
I found this book by chance after searching for sea voyages and exploration on Amazon. Even though I had never read anything at all concerning Dutch shipping I couldn't put this book down. The author does an excellent job steering us through the events as they unfold on the archipelago of Houtman's Abrolhos and has done an incredible amount of research considering the date that these events took place - 1628. Although I found the book a bit heavy going at times, overall it is well written and definitely an excellent read for those into history/exploration.