The Rising Sun

The Rising Sun

Being A True Account of the Voyage of the Great Ship of That Name, the Author's Adventures in the Wastes of the New World, and His Attendance at the Crimes and Betrayals That Have So Lately Aggrieved These Islands

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Roderick Mackenzie, the superintendant of cargoes for the ship The Rising Sun describes a daring expedition to establish a Scottish colony in Central America, the perilous voyage to the northern coast of what is now Panama, the intrigues and rivalries of his fellow colonists, and the tragic consequences of the mission. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
In 1698, five vessels led by the flagship Rising Sun embarked on a perilous voyage for the northern coast of what is now Panama, where the 2,000 passengers intended to establish a settlement at Darien. With them went the hopes and fortunes of the nation of Scotland, which sought to build an overseas colony so that it could at last compete on the world stage with its rival England.
Only 300 men would return alive. This is the story of their tragic mission, which shattered a dream of empire and bankrupted a nation.

Baker
& Taylor

Roderick Mackenzie, the superintendant of cargoes for the ship The Rising Sun, describes a daring expedition to establish a Scottish colony in Central America, and the tragic consequences of the mission.

Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, c2001
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780871137814
087113781X
Branch Call Number: FICTION GALBRAITH
Characteristics: 535 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Rising sun

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