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The Intriguing Life and Ignominious Death of Maurice Benyovszky
By (author): Andy Drummond
9781412865432 Paperback, Trade English General Trade HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century May 15, 2017
$34.50 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 9 in 297 pages Transaction Publishers
Exploring the hidden truths behind the larger-than-life adventures of an early explorer.

With a farcical wit, Andrew Drummond tells a more accurate version of events of the larger-than-life story of the adventures of 18th century Hungarian explorer Maurice Benyovszky, whose bestselling memoir (on which theater and opera productions were based) was filled with tales of daring escapes from Siberian prisons, of epic victories of 33 men overcoming 3,000 angry natives, and of being crowned King of Madagascar. The truths behind such intriguing tales are revealed – that early explorers were astonishingly unprepared and that colonization was often more horrific than adventurous.

Andrew Drummond, a writer and translator with a life-long interest in the dustier corners of history, has published four books all dealing with frankly unbelievable, but exquisitely true, historical events.

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