The Bounty

The Bounty

The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

Book - 2003
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Publisher: New York : Viking, c2003
ISBN: 9780670031337
Branch Call Number: 996.18 Ale
Characteristics: 491 p., [40] p. of plates : ill. (some col.)


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SPPL_János Mar 21, 2018

This thoroughly researched account of Lt. William Bligh and the 1789 mutiny aboard the H.M.A.V. Bounty is eminently readable. With extensive use of primary resources, Alexander reveals that contrary to popular memory, Bligh was a fair and light disciplinarian, and that the mutineers were less rebelling against his leadership than they were seduced by Tahitian culture.

Mar 05, 2014

I enjoyed this book of 410 pages about the famous mutiny. Read it if you want to learn the true story of what happened (versus the incomplete and distorted version as presented by the 1962 film starring Marlon Brando). You might find it handy to make a copy of the Ship's Company in order to refer to the names of the 44 sailors on the Bounty other than Lieutenant Bligh and Fletcher Christian. I just wish the chapter ( titled "Portsmouth") were shorter although I understand the need to detail the background of the court-martial judges. I appreciated the follow-up information about the men on the Bounty after the trials ended.


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