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

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Penguin, 2003 - History - 491 pages
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"The facts of the mutiny itself are told in Admiralty records, but for the truth behind the story Alexander has ranged further, gleaning details from the wills, diaries and correspondence of figures not obviously connected to the events, from obscure news items and from the biographies and family pedigrees of seemingly minor players. She casts a radical new light on the events, on Bligh's character and on a welter of family connections and special interests that play crucial roles at different moments in the story. Using contemporary accounts, and particularly the mutineers' own testimony, she allows the men themselves to conjure the events and transport the reader back to the deck of the Bounty, to exotic islands in the South Pacific and to the back rooms of British naval power. Only when we look at the whole story, from before the Bounty left England until well after the death of the last participant, do we understand what happened and why."--BOOK JACKET.
  

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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

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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

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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

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V
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VI
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VII
105
VIII
126
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About the author (2003)

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

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