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Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty

Author : William Bligh
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On 28th April 1789 a small and unremarkable merchant vessel became one of the most famous ships in maritime history. HMS Bounty was under the command of 34-year-old Lieutenant William Bligh, an inexperienced commander who lacked the respect of a crew attracted to the promise of an easy life in a Tahitian paradise. Fletcher Christian led half the crew in mutiny against Bligh and after overpowering all resistance, they cast their deposed captain adrift along with those still loyal to him. Luckily for Bligh, his skills as a navigator were better than his skills as a captain and he managed to sail the 23ft boat 3,618 nautical miles to Timor in the Dutch East Indies with no chart or compass, and only a quadrant and a pocket watch for navigation. On returning to England he reported what had happened, and the Royal Navy hunted down and captured most of the mutineers. However, this is only half the story – William Bligh's version. The captured mutineers went on trial and their testimonies give a much less heroic portrait of their former captain, accusing him of unduly harsh treatment. Fletcher Christian's older brother Edward, a judge, oversaw a more balanced account of the mutiny. Of the mutineers who returned to England, only three were hanged; four were acquitted and three pardoned. This book gives the fullest version of the mutiny, allowing Bligh's account to sit alongside those of his detractors. The discrepancies are fascinating, and allow us to make up our own minds about this infamous mutiny. Also includes an exclusive Foreword by former World Sailor of the Year Pete Goss, who offers a unique perspective on the trials and tribulations of the Bounty's crew, whether castaway or mutineer.

The Mutiny on Board H M S Bounty

Author : William Bligh
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Bligh

Author : Sam McKinney
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The special focus of Bligh!, unlike other books about the Captain, is that the material is taken from the actual log of Captain Bligh. The book also features the logs of his boatswain, the surgeon aboard the Pandora, who searched for the missing mutineers, and the captain of the Blossom, who found them.

The Mutiny on Board H M S Bounty

Author : William Bligh
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Author : William Bligh
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A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majesty s Ship Bounty Dodo Press

Author : William Bligh
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Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS RN (1754-1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. He is best known for the notorious mutiny during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789 and the remarkable voyage he made to Timor, after being set adrift by the mutineers in the Bountyas launch. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the Rum Rebellion. William Blighas naval career consisted of a variety of appointments and assignments. He first rose to historical prominence as Master of HMS Resolution, under the command of Captain Cook in 1776. His works include: A Narrative of the Mutiny on Board His Majestyas Ship Bounty (1790) and A Voyage to the South Sea (1792).

Mutiny on the Bounty

Author : Kenneth W. Fitch
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Nordhoff and Hall's account of the 1789 mutiny on board HMS Bounty, perpetrated by Fletcher Christian and the crew, against the tyrannical Captain William Bligh and his officers.Classics Illustrated tells this wonderful tale in colorful comic strip form, offering an excellent introduction for younger readers. This edition also includes a biography of Captain William Bligh, historical maps of the Bounty's journeys, theme discussions and study questions, which can be used both in the classroom and at home to further engage the reader in the story.The Classics Illustrated comic book series began in 1941 with its first issue, Alexandre Dumas "The Three Musketeers," and has since included over 200 classic tales released around the world. This edition is specifically tailored to engage and educate young readers with some of the greatest works ever written, while still thrilling older readers who have loving memories of this series of old."

Mutiny on the Bounty

Author : William Bligh
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In this time-honored classic, William Bligh offers his vivid account of a routine voyage to Tahiti that turned into the world's most famous mutiny — and a perilous struggle for survival.

The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H M S Bounty Its Cause and Consequences

Author : John, Sir Barrow
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A Narrative of the Mutiny

Author : William Bligh
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"A Narrative Of The Mutiny, On Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; And The Subsequent Voyage Of Part Of The Crew, In The Ship's Boat" book has a beautiful glossy cover and a blank page for the dedication."The boatswain was now ordered to hoist the launch out, with a threat, if he did not do it instantly, to take care of himself.The boat being out, Mr. Hayward and Mr. Hallet, midshipmen, and Mr. Samuel, were ordered into it; upon which I demanded the cause of such an order, and endeavoured to persuade some one to a sense of duty; but it was to no effect: "Hold your tongue, Sir, or you are dead this instant," was constantly repeated to me.The master, by this time, had sent to be allowed to come on deck, which was permitted; but he was soon ordered back again to his cabin."Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS was an officer of the Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. The Mutiny on the Bounty occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789; after being set adrift in Bounty's launch by the mutineers, Bligh and his loyal men all reached Timor alive, after a journey of 3,618 nautical miles

The Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H M S Bounty

Author : Sir John Barrow
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The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H M S Bounty

Author : John Barrow
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This fascinating and readable account will appeal to all those interested in the Antarctic region in general.

The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H M S Bounty

Author : Sir John Barrow
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Mister Christian

Author : William Kinsolving
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The bestselling author of Bred to Win and Born with the Century thrusts Bounty mutiny leader Fletcher Christian into a rousing and exhilarating tale of high adventure, romance, and treachery at sea. On April 28, 1789, Fletcher Christian led a mutiny aboard HMS BOUNTY and forced Capt. William Bligh and eighteen men overboard. History tells us that the mutineers settled on Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific where their idyll came to a violent end in a native uprising. But there are numerous historical incidents suggesting that Christian was not killed and managed to escape. In Kinsolving's novel, Christian does escape, and subsequently frees a beautiful young Englishwoman, Daphne, from debauched privateers. Together they reach a deserted island where they fall deeply in love - a love that sustains them both through the worst of times that follow.

Voyage to the South Sea

Author : William Bligh
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A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of his majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the west indies, in his majesty's ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. According to Wikipedia: "Vice Admiral William Bligh, (9 September 1754 - 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A historic mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, after being set adrift in the Bounty's launch by the mutineers. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion."Vice-Admiral William Bligh FRS was an officer of the Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. The Mutiny on the Bounty occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789; after being set adrift in Bounty's launch by the mutineers, Bligh and his loyal men all reached Timor alive, after a journey of 3,618 nautical miles.

The Bounty

Author : Caroline Alexander
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More than two centuries after Master’s Mate Fletcher Christian led a mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh on a small, armed transport vessel called Bounty, the true story of this enthralling adventure has become obscured by the legend. Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story. She brilliantly shows how, in a desperate attempt to save one man from the gallows and another from ignominy, two powerful families came together and began to create the version of history we know today. The true story of the mutiny on the Bounty is an epic of duty and heroism, pride and power, and the assassination of a brave man’s honor at the dawn of the Romantic age.

Captain Bligh s Portable Nightmare

Author : John Toohey
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At dawn on April 28, 1789, Captain William Bligh and eighteen men from HMS Bounty were herded onto a twenty-three-foot launch and abandoned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Thus began their extraordinary journey to Java. Covering 4,162 miles, the small boat was battered by continuous storms, and the men on board suffered crippling illness, near starvation, and attacks by islanders. The journey was one of the greatest achievements in the history of European seafaring and a personal triumph for a man who has been misjudged by history. Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare reveals Bligh?s great mapmaking skills, used to particular effect while he was exploring with Captain Cook. We discover his guilt over Cook's death at Kealakekua Bay. We learn of the failure of the Bounty expedition and the myths that surround the mutiny led by Lieutenant Fletcher Christian, the trials and retributions that followed Bligh's return to England, his successes as a navigator and as a vice admiral fighting next to Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen. Combining extensive research with dazzling storytelling, John Toohey tells a gripping tale of seafaring, exploration, and mutiny on the high seas, while also dismissing the black legend of the cruel and foulmouthed Captain William Bligh and reinstating him not just as a man of his times but as a true hero.

A Voyage to the South Sea

Author : William Bligh
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A Voyage to the South Sea, undertaken by command of his majesty, for the purpose of conveying the bread-fruit tree to the west indies, in his majesty's ship the Bounty, commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh. Including an account of the mutiny on board the said ship, and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, in the ship's boat, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies. According to Wikipedia: "Vice Admiral William Bligh, (9 September 1754 - 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. A historic mutiny occurred during his command of HMS Bounty in 1789; Bligh and his loyal men made a remarkable voyage to Timor, after being set adrift in the Bounty's launch by the mutineers. Fifteen years after the Bounty mutiny, he was appointed Governor of New South Wales in Australia, with orders to clean up the corrupt rum trade of the New South Wales Corps, resulting in the so-called Rum Rebellion."

The Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of HMS Bounty

Author : John Barrow
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The account, using first-hand sources, of one of the most infamous episodes in British maritime history.

A Voyage to the South Sea Undertaken by Command of His Majesty for the Purpose of Conveying the Bread Fruit Tree to the West Indies in His Majesty s Ship the Bounty Commanded by Lieutenant William Bligh Including an Account of the Mutiny on Board the

Author : William Bligh
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