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The Catalpa Rescue

Audiobook
The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in history. New York, 1874. Members of the Clan na Gael – agitators for an Irish republic – hatch a daring plan to free six Irish political prisoners from the most remote gaol on earth, Fremantle Prison in Western Australia. Under the guise of a whale hunt, Captain Anthony sets sail on an American whaler – the Catalpa – risking his life to rescue the men from the prison, known among the inmates as 'a living tomb'. What follows is one of history's greatest escape stories - a tale of courage and cunning that stands as an enormously significant event in the histories of no fewer than four nations. Told with FitzSimons' trademark pace and verve, The Catalpa Rescue is a true story that has it all: adventure, politics, morality, colonialism, the fight for independence and, most importantly, the triumph of good men, against all odds.

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Publisher: W F Howes Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781528862202
  • File size: 470310 KB
  • Release date: May 1, 2019
  • Duration: 16:19:48

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781528862202
  • File size: 470374 KB
  • Release date: May 1, 2019
  • Duration: 16:24:47
  • Number of parts: 19

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OverDrive Listen audiobook
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subjects

History Nonfiction

Languages

English

The incredible true story of one of the most extraordinary and inspirational prison breaks in history. New York, 1874. Members of the Clan na Gael – agitators for an Irish republic – hatch a daring plan to free six Irish political prisoners from the most remote gaol on earth, Fremantle Prison in Western Australia. Under the guise of a whale hunt, Captain Anthony sets sail on an American whaler – the Catalpa – risking his life to rescue the men from the prison, known among the inmates as 'a living tomb'. What follows is one of history's greatest escape stories - a tale of courage and cunning that stands as an enormously significant event in the histories of no fewer than four nations. Told with FitzSimons' trademark pace and verve, The Catalpa Rescue is a true story that has it all: adventure, politics, morality, colonialism, the fight for independence and, most importantly, the triumph of good men, against all odds.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    W F Howes
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781528862202
    File size: 470310 KB
    Release date: May 1, 2019
    Duration: 16:19:48

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781528862202
    File size: 470374 KB
    Release date: May 1, 2019
    Duration: 16:24:47
    Number of parts: 19

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English