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The Colony - The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai

John Tayman

In the bestselling tradition of In the Heart of the Sea, The Colony reveals the untold history of the infamous American leprosy colony on Molokai and of the extraordinary people who struggled to survive under the most horrific circumstances. In 1866, twelve men and women and one small child were forced aboard a leaky schooner and cast away to a natural prison on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Two weeks later, a dozen others were exiled, and then forty more, and then a hundred more. Tracked by bounty hunters and torn screaming from their families, the luckless were loaded into shipboard cattle stalls and abandoned in a lawless place where brutality held sway. Many did not have leprosy, and most of those who did were not contagious, yet all were caught in a shared nightmare. The colony had little food, little medicine, and very little hope. Exile continued for more than a century, the longest and deadliest instance of medical segregation in American history. Nearly nine thousand people were banished to the colony, trapped by pounding surf and armed guards and the highest sea cliffs in the world. Twenty-eight live there still. John Tayman tells the fantastic saga of this horrible and hopeful place-at one time the most famous community in the world-and of the individuals involved. The narrative is peopled by presidents and kings, cruel lawmen and pioneering doctors, and brave souls who literally gave their lives to help. A stunning cast includes the martyred Father Damien, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, John Wayne, and more. The result is a searing tale of survival and bravery, and a testament to the power of faith, compassion, and heroism. "Tayman's narrative pulls the reader beyond the superficial, medical horrors of leprosy to the more devastating human horrors that lie beneath. In doing so, he has brought to light the profound dignity of his subjects."-New York Times "Tayman's crisp, flowing writing and inclusion of personal stories and details make this an utterly engrossi

In the bestselling tradition of In the Heart of the Sea, The Colony reveals the untold history of the infamous American leprosy colony on Molokai and of the extraordinary people who struggled to survive under the most horrific circumstances. In 1866, twelve men and women and one small child were forced aboard a leaky schooner and cast away to a natural prison on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Two weeks later, a dozen others were exiled, and then forty more, and then a hundred more. Tracked by bounty hunters and torn screaming from their families, the luckless were loaded into shipboard cattle stalls and abandoned in a lawless place where brutality held sway. Many did not have leprosy, and most of those who did were not contagious, yet all were caught in a shared nightmare. The colony had little food, little medicine, and very little hope. Exile continued for more than a century, the longest and deadliest instance of medical segregation in American history. Nearly nine thousand people were banished to the colony, trapped by pounding surf and armed guards and the highest sea cliffs in the world. Twenty-eight live there still. John Tayman tells the fantastic saga of this horrible and hopeful place-at one time the most famous community in the world-and of the individuals involved. The narrative is peopled by presidents and kings, cruel lawmen and pioneering doctors, and brave souls who literally gave their lives to help. A stunning cast includes the martyred Father Damien, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, John Wayne, and more. The result is a searing tale of survival and bravery, and a testament to the power of faith, compassion, and heroism. "Tayman's narrative pulls the reader beyond the superficial, medical horrors of leprosy to the more devastating human horrors that lie beneath. In doing so, he has brought to light the profound dignity of his subjects."-New York Times "Tayman's crisp, flowing writing and inclusion of personal stories and details make this an utterly engrossi
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History

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In the bestselling tradition of In the Heart of the Sea, The Colony reveals the untold history of the infamous American leprosy colony on Molokai and of the extraordinary people who struggled to survive under the most horrific circumstances. In 1866, twelve men and women and one small child were forced aboard a leaky schooner and cast away to a natural prison on the Hawaiian island of Molokai. Two weeks later, a dozen others were exiled, and then forty more, and then a hundred more. Tracked by bounty hunters and torn screaming from their families, the luckless were loaded into shipboard cattle stalls and abandoned in a lawless place where brutality held sway. Many did not have leprosy, and most of those who did were not contagious, yet all were caught in a shared nightmare. The colony had little food, little medicine, and very little hope. Exile continued for more than a century, the longest and deadliest instance of medical segregation in American history. Nearly nine thousand people were banished to the colony, trapped by pounding surf and armed guards and the highest sea cliffs in the world. Twenty-eight live there still. John Tayman tells the fantastic saga of this horrible and hopeful place-at one time the most famous community in the world-and of the individuals involved. The narrative is peopled by presidents and kings, cruel lawmen and pioneering doctors, and brave souls who literally gave their lives to help. A stunning cast includes the martyred Father Damien, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, John Wayne, and more. The result is a searing tale of survival and bravery, and a testament to the power of faith, compassion, and heroism. "Tayman's narrative pulls the reader beyond the superficial, medical horrors of leprosy to the more devastating human horrors that lie beneath. In doing so, he has brought to light the profound dignity of his subjects."-New York Times "Tayman's crisp, flowing writing and inclusion of personal stories and details make this an utterly engrossi

Language:

English

Narrators:

Patrick Lawlor

Length:

15h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:51


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:43


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:42


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:24


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

05:11


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:03


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:23


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:47


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:16


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:15


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:03


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:05


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:54


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:01


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:50


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:48


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:10


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:36


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:17


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:07


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:16


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:15


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:13


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:12


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:18


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:27


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:12


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:12


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:12


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:14


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:04


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:57


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:52


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:48


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:44


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:46


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:03


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:08


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:05


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:46


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:49


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:03


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:43


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:08


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:01


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:43


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:46


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:00


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

05:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:06


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:09


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

05:06


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:02


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:45


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:55


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:50


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:00


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:45


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:56


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:55


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:56


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:54


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:53


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:58


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

04:38


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:10


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:24


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:09


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:56


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:11


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:55


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

05:12


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

05:05


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:19


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:29


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:23


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

05:17


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:26


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:10


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:51


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:55


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

04:48


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

04:46


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

04:53


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

04:56


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

04:29


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:35


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:22


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

05:18


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

05:16


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:01


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:01


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:00


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

04:44


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:04


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

04:59


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

04:52


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:57


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:51


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

04:52


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

04:43


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

04:57


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:31


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:39


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:59


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:39


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

04:44


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:45


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:47


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

04:48


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

04:42


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:34


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:00


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:14


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

04:45


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

05:04


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:45


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

04:28


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

04:22


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

04:07


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:14


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:15


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:07


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:07


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:07


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

05:06


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

04:59


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

04:56


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

04:54


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

05:01


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

04:55


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

05:00


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

04:29


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:56


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:44


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:32


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

04:55


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

04:36


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

04:53


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

04:44


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:40


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

04:54


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:27


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

04:29


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

04:21


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

04:28


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

04:22


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

05:13


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

05:05


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

05:12


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

05:10


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

04:55


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:13


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

05:00


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

04:40


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

04:23


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

04:22


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

04:37


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:12