The first of Graham Faiella’s thrilling collections of tales focuses on stories of cannibals (both indigenous peoples and desperate crews stranded at sea) and carnage. Recounting the true-life adventures and misfortunes of mariners in the 19th and early 20th centuries, these are stories of courage and infamy, and often awful deaths in remote places where social norms were battered and, ultimately, shattered. These were human dramas, and lives lived on the edge. Be thankful for your safe passage. Illustrated with old prints and engravings, as well as old maps.