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Book Review: ‘The Ghost Ship of Brooklyn’ by Robert P. Watson

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Severely underfed, beaten, deprived of food and water as punishment for infractions big and small, and afflicted with rampaging fevers, thousands of prisoners died on British prison ships off Brooklyn during the Revolutionary War. Robert P. Watson draws on the accounts of survivors to paint a lurid picture of this hellish but little-known aspect of the war.

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