The White Headhunter
A remarkable true-
In 1868, Jack Renton, a teenage Scots sailor, was shanghaied in San Francisco. In 1876, he was rescued from captivity on the Pacific island of Malaita, home to a fearsome tribe of headhunters. After the rescue, in a sensational best-
Mining the oral history passed down in detail from generations of Malaitans, documentary filmmaker Nigel Randell has pieced together a more complete and grislier account of Renton's experience-
"Nigel Randell's extraordinary first book… is an utterly compelling story."
"His telling of Renton's story is brilliantly done."
"A grisly, fascinating and meticulously spun yarn."
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"The author does give us some eye-
Jena Henry (Reviewer)
"While the White Headhunter is the story of a man transformed by an island, it is also the story of a man who transformed the island as he prepared it for the onslaught of western civilization."
Mon Phill (Reviewer)
"This is a story of Jack Renton from the late 1800's who was shipwrecked in the Pacific and then rescued by headhunters. A very adventurous book."
Cherie Homan (Reviewer)
Brenda Evans (Reviewer)
"Amazing… Mr. Randell managed to take his research and make it readable and I think any reader and lover of history books would enjoy it as much as I did. Renton was both tragic and heroic and he deserves a more well-
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