the real robinson crusoe

The Real Robinson Crusoe

Who was the Real Robinson Crusoe?

The 1719 novel by Daniel Defoe that traces the tumultuous voyages and ultimate survival of a man with a lust for the ocean, has sparked many a debate as to who may have inspired the novel’s main protagonist, Robinson Crusoe.

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How to Avoid a Mutiny.


Mutiny.  This is, of course, one of the most feared situations for a ship’s captain. Throughout the course of history, there are many stories of sailors committing to mutiny, leading to drastic outcomes shaping the course of history in some cases. But let’s not get too hasty with talk of life-altering events. A more appropriate area to begin would likely be a look into what it is, and how it would be brought about.

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