The Catalpa Expedition
by Z.W. Pease
ISBN 0 85905 308 3, (2002 reprint of 1897 edition), 224pp, 200grams
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In 1876 the world was stunned by the news that a Yankee whaler had tweaked the nose of the British Empire and stolen away six Fenian prisoners from the penal colony of Western Australia
The Fenians were British army mutineers and Irish patriots who had, planned a revolution, were caught, and sentenced to life imprisonment and exile.
Captain Anthony of New Bedford was hired by the Clan-na-Gael to rescue them. This is the story of the long voyage, its tribulation and success, which still echoes where free men live