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

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Penguin, May 25, 2004 - History - 512 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - weird_O - LibraryThing

59. The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty by Caroline Alexander I do believe the basic story of "The Mutiny on the Bounty" is widely known: A British ship named Bounty, commanded by ... Read full review

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User Review  - ConnieJo - LibraryThing

Read on a whim after stumbling across Pitcarin Islands in some other reading. A fantastic story, and I appreciated the academic flavor, as I imagined other writings sensationalizing the story ... Read full review

Contents

PANDORA
BOUNTY
VOYAGE
TAHITI
MUTINY
RETURN
PORTSMOUTH
COURTMARTIAL
SENTENCE
JUDGMENT
LATITUDE 25 S LONGITUDE 130
HOME IS THE SAILOR
A NOTE ON SOURCES
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY
Acknowledgements
Copyright

DEFENSE

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 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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