Ship of Blood: Mutiny and Slaughter Aboard the Harry A. Berwind, and the Quest for Justice


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Beach Glass Books
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6.0 X 9.0 X 0.75 inches | 1.23 pounds

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About the Author

CHARLES OLDHAM is a native of Sanford, North Carolina, and has grown up with a passion for the state's history. A graduate of Davidson College and the University of Georgia School of Law, he has been an attorney since 2000 and practiced criminal defense law for more than ten years. Charles now resides in Charlotte. Ship of Blood follows his acclaimed true crime debut, The Senator's Son, also from Beach Glass Books. For more,


  • "An engaging thriller with a surprise ending, . . . Part murder mystery and part courtroom drama, Ship of Blood explores racism and justice in a Southern port with a bloody past."
  • -DAVID ZUCCHINO, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author of Wilmington's Lie
  • "Charles Oldham unspools the complex mystery of guilt or innocence with a deft hand, artfully embedding the events of the crime within the rich history of a region fraught with conflict in an era of deadly social upheaval. A terrific read."
  • -PHILIP GERARD, Author of Cape Fear Rising and Winner of the North Carolina Award for Literature
  • "Murder on the high seas: The story drew headlines in The New York Times, The Washington Post and other papers, who sent reporters to Wilmington to cover it. ... What happened? Determining that would be the focus of two of the highest-profile trials ever held in Wilmington. Charlotte criminal lawyer Charles Oldham retells the story in his new book "Ship of Blood: Mutiny and Slaughter Aboard the Harry A. Berwind and the Quest for Justice. ... [It] never bores."
  • -BEN STEELMAN, Wilmington StarNews
  • "In theory, this important book could have been written at any time during the past hundred years. All it would have taken was a dedication to rigorous research, a keenly analytical legal mind, an unerring sense of justice, an innate sense of decency, and a consummate storytelling prowess. ... It was worth the wait."
  • -RAY McALLISTER, Author of Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island