Book cover of The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder by David Grannby David Grann

From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.

“Riveting…Reads like a thriller, tackling a multilayered history—and imperialism—with gusto.” —Time

“A tour de force of narrative nonfiction.” —The Wall Street Journal

Interview with the Author

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Shipwreck, scurvy & mutiny: the gruelling tale of HMS Wager
4/24/23           38 min

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David Grann | The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
4/20/23            58 min

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4/27/23             46 min

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David Grann on the Wreck of the H.M.S. Wager
4/21/23            35 min

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294: The Ill-Fated Voyage of HMS Wager w/ David Grann – A True Crime History Podcast
5/16/23            60 min

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Wreck, Scandal & Mutiny on HMS Wager
6/13/23           27 min

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David Grann: “The Wager”
5/10/23          22 min

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Sea Control 440 – The Wager with David Grann
6/29/23           34 min

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