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The Catalpa rescue / Peter FitzSimons.

The Catalpa rescue / Peter FitzSimons.
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ISBN 9781528862202 (audio download) :
Author FitzSimons, Peter author.
Title The Catalpa rescue / Peter FitzSimons. electronic resource
Publisher/Date Rearsby : Wavesound Audiobooks, 2019.
Pagination etc. 1 online resource (audio files (978 min.)) : digital, stereo
Performer note Narrated by Michael Carman.
Summary Note Boston, 1869. 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.
Subject Fremantle Prison -- History -- 19th century
Catalpa (Bark)
Irish -- Australia -- Fremantle (W.A.) History -- 19th century
Escapes -- Australia -- Fremantle (W.A.) History -- 19th century
Political prisoners -- Australia -- Fremantle (W.A.) History -- 19th century
Penal colonies -- Australia -- Fremantle (W.A.) History -- 18th century
Added Author Carman, Michael narrator.
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