VIRTUAL: Eric Jay Dolin at the Hudson Library [5/23]

Join the Hudson Library & Historical Society on Thursday, May 23 at 7 p.m. to welcome bestselling author Eric Jay Dolin. Dolin’s latest book, Left for Dead, tells the tale of treachery, shipwreck, isolation, and the desperate struggle for survival. 

*Please note, this is a virtual event and registration is required to attend. To register, click here

Left for Dead tells the true story of a wild and fateful encounter between an American sealing vessel, a shipwrecked British brig, and a British warship in the Falkland archipelago during the War of 1812. Fraught with misunderstandings and mistrust, the incident left three British sailors and two Americans, including the captain of the sealer, Charles H. Barnard, abandoned in the barren, windswept, and inhospitable Falklands for a year and a half. A tale of intriguing complexity, with surprising twists and turns throughout—involving greed, lying, bullying, a hostile takeover, stellar leadership, ingenuity, severe privation, endurance, banishment, the great value of a dog, the birth of a baby, a perilous thousand-mile open-ocean journey in a seventeen-foot boat, an improbable rescue mission, and legal battles over a dubious and disgraceful wartime prize—Left for Dead shows individuals in wartime under great duress acting both nobly and atrociously, and offers a unique perspective on a pivotal era in American maritime history. 

Eric Jay Dolin is the best-selling and award-winning author of numerous works in maritime history, including Leviathan, Rebels at Sea, and Black Flags, Blue Waters. A graduate of Brown, Yale, and MIT, he lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts. 

Registration for this program is required and a valid email address is required at the time of registration. Participants will receive an email invitation a day before the program begins.  

Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
96 Library St.
Hudson, OH 44236
Left for Dead: Shipwreck, Treachery, and Survival at the Edge of the World By Eric Jay Dolin Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781324093084
Availability: On Our Shelves Now - Click for Details
Published: Liveright - May 7th, 2024

The true story of five castaways abandoned on the Falkland Islands during the War of 1812—a tale of treachery, shipwreck, isolation, and the desperate struggle for survival.


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