Book Reviews of Death Raft

Death Raft
Death Raft
Author: Alexander McKee
ISBN-13: 9780285621633
ISBN-10: 0285621637
Publication Date: 4/1975
Pages: 256
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Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
Book Type: Hardcover
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This was a bit disappointing. I had expected it to be more interesting considering that, the incident of the Medusa is mentioned in so many works as a basis of comparison. Perhaps I found it disappointing because it was so vague in places. However, I suppose that it would be difficult to write a highly detailed work about something that happened so long ago.
It did have interesting end chapters, however. One chapter told of modern day examples of survival, such as the ordeal of the Andes survivors. Another chapter told of an experience in the 1940's of the rafts of Rio Azul, which had been torpedoed. These men, however, shared some type fraternity, & were therefore able to keep up morale until being rescued.
Another chapter told of the artist Gericault & his creation of the disturbing portrayal of the struggles aboard the raft of the Medusa. It told of his deep depression he suffered afterward because, that he could never surpass his own masterpiece.