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: Gardner's debut novel, Rich Man's Coffin, won the 2002 San Diego Book Award for Best Biographical Novel. Many prominent names in the writing world thought it worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. With this Special 10th Anniversary Edition, Gardner has enhanced the original excitement of the story, crafting it further into a leaner, faster, and more polished style for the reader. Lovers of adventure and action alike will find the lead character's journey a delight to read, right up to the climactic end. Based on the true story of an escaped American slave, this legend is like no other: A sea adventure leading to barbaric clashes with primitive culture, a quest bounding with romance and passion; and the lust for land, power, and freedom. This gripping tale has it all.