The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 25, 2004 - History - 512 pages
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More than two centuries after Masterís 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 manís honor at the dawn of the Romantic age.
  

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Extremely well researched and thought provoking. - Goodreads
A ripping good sea yarn. - Goodreads
The writing is amazing. - Goodreads
I thought it was very well researched but slow going. - Goodreads
She's clear and makes nice use of imagery. - Goodreads
Excellent research but not well edited. - Goodreads

Review: The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

Very well-researched, but too bogged down in detail for the reader with a casual interest in the story. Read full review

Review: The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

User Review  - Mari Myers - Goodreads

It is a great history book. I t was a little slower read than the other history books I have read. Read full review

Contents

PRELUDE
BOUNTY
VOYAGE OUT
TAHITI
MUTINY
RETURN
PORTSMOUTH
COURTMARTIAL
DEFENSE
SENTENCE
JUDGMENT
LATITUDE 25 S LONGITUDE 130 W
HOME IS THE SAILOR
MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

†Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Condť Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic and is the author of four previous books.

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