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David Grann

Monday, April 24, 2023 - 7:00p.m.
Ethical Society of Saint Louis
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

The St. Louis County Library Foundation Presents
#1 Bestselling Author David Grann
Author of “The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny, and Murder”

Ethical Society of Saint. Louis 
9001 Clayton Rd., St. Louis, MO 63117

#1 bestselling author of "Killers of the Flower Moon," David Grann presents a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery. In 1742, a ramshackle vessel washed up on the coast of Brazil. Inside were thirty emaciated men, barely alive. They were survivors of His Majesty’s Ship the Wager and they had an extraordinary story to tell. Six months later, another, even more decrepit craft landed on the coast of Chile. This boat contained just three castaways, and they told a very different story. As accusations of treachery and murder flew, the Admiralty convened a court martial to determine who was telling the truth. The stakes were life-and-death—for whomever the court found guilty could hang. "The Wager" is a grand tale of human behavior at the extremes told by one of our greatest nonfiction writers.

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