The Bounty

The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142004692

Category: History

Page: 491

View: 8332

An account of the events surrounding the conflict aboard the HMS Bounty focuses on the court-martial of its ten mutineers, citing the breakdown and exile of Fletcher Christian and Lieutenant Bligh's navigation talents.

The Voyage of the Bounty

Author: William Bligh

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861950979

Category: Transportation

Page: 220

View: 7662

Reprint of the original official publication, 1792.

Mutiny on the Bounty

Author: Charles Nordhoff,James Norman Hall

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781517176440


Page: 188

View: 7016

James Norman Hall (1887-1951) was an American author best known for the novel Mutiny on the Bounty with co-author Charles Bernard Nordhoff (1887-1947) an English-born American novelist and traveler. Mutiny on the Bounty is the title of the 1932 novel by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall, based on the mutiny against Lieutenant William Bligh, commanding officer of the Bounty in 1789. It has been made into several films and a musical. It was the first of what became "The Bounty Trilogy", which continues with Men Against the Sea, and concludes with Pitcairn's Island.

Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty

Author: William Bligh

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472907221

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 4844

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 Â? 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 the Bounty

Author: Patrick O'Brien

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802795870

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 8941

An account of the tragic voyage of the British ship to the island of Tahiti.

The Voyage of H. M. S. Bounty

The True Story of an 18th Century Voyage of Exploration and Mutiny

Author: William Bligh

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846774911

Category: History

Page: 228

View: 2700

A timeless story of the Royal Navy The story of Captain Bligh, the quest for breadfruit and the mutiny is perhaps one of the most famous concerning the Royal Navy in the great days of sail. Much of this can be attributed to the several motion pictures made of the story. Predictably, fact was far from fiction. This book-written by Captain Bligh himself-reveals a fine and able officer, well regarded by peers and superiors, who set about a difficult task that led ultimately to the infamous ordeal of mutiny within his crew. As Fletcher Christian and the mutineers took his vessel and returned to the pleasures of Tahiti, Bligh and the other loyal unfortunates in his open boat began the long struggle for survival which would see the deaths of many of them. Bligh recounts the entire history of the voyage of the Bounty from commission to mutiny to final deliverance, enhanced with much detail of interest to students of navigation and maritime history. A true classic.

Mr Bligh's Bad Language

Passion, Power and Theatre on the Bounty

Author: Greg Dening

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467186

Category: History

Page: 460

View: 9589

An acclaimed and intriguing new interpretation of the mutiny on the Bounty.


The Whole Story of the Mutiny Aboard H.M.S. Bounty

Author: Sam McKinney

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 9780920663646

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 190

View: 9990

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 Bounty Mutiny

Author: William Bligh,Edward Christian

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101177098

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 6052

The names William Bligh, Fletcher Christian, and the Bounty have excited the popular imagination for more than two hundred years. The story of this famous mutiny has many beginnings and many endings but they all intersect on an April morning in 1789 near the island known today as Tonga. That morning, William Bligh and eighteen surly seamen were expelled from the Bounty and began what would be the greatest open-boat voyage in history, sailing some 4,000 miles to safety in Timor. The mutineers led by Fletcher Christian sailed off into a mystery that has never been entirely resolved. While the full story of what drove the men to revolt or what really transpired during the struggle may never be known, Penguin Classics has brought together-for the first time in one volume-all the relevant texts and documents related to a drama that has fascinated generations. Here is the full text of Bligh's Narrative of the Mutiny, the minutes of the court proceedings gathered by Edward Christian in an effort to clear his brother's name, and the highly polemic correspondence between Bligh and Christian-all amplified by Robert Madison's illuminating Introduction and rich selection of subsequent Bounty narratives. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Paradise in Chains

The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

Author: Diana Preston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632866129

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 9987

Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also traveled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before. In this meticulously researched dual narrative of survival, acclaimed historian Diana Preston provides the background and context to explain the thrilling open-boat voyages each party survived and the Pacific Island nations each encountered on their journey to safety. Through this deep-dive, readers come to understand the Pacific Islands as they were and as they were perceived, and how these seemingly utopian lands became a place where mutineers, convicts, and eventually the natives themselves, were chained.

On the Stream of Travel

Author: James Norman Hall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Voyages and travels

Page: 250

View: 4620

Lost Paradise

From Mutiny on the Bounty to a Modern-Day Legacy of Sexual Mayhem, the Dark Secrets of Pitcairn Island Revealed

Author: Kathy Marks

Publisher: Free Press

ISBN: 9781416597476

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8447

Remote Pitcairn Island, a place of towering cliffs and lashing surf, is home to descendants of Fletcher Christian and the Bounty crew, who fled there with a group of Tahitian maidens after deposing Captain Bligh in 1789. Shrouded in myth, the island was considered a tropical Shangri-La by outsiders--but as the world discovered two centuries later, it was also a place of sinister secrets. In 2000, police descended on the British territory to investigate an allegation of child rape, and uncovered a trail of child abuse dating back at least three generations. Most islanders, including the victims' mothers, claimed it was the Pitcairn "way of life." The ensuing trials commanded worldwide attention and tore the close-knit, interrelated community apart. Journalist Kathy Marks lived on Pitcairn for six weeks and observed how the tiny, claustrophobic community ticked: the gossip, the feuding, the intimacy--and the power dynamics that had allowed the abuse to flourish.--From publisher description.

The True Story: Mutiny on the Bounty

Lieutenant William Bligh's Diary

Author: William Bligh,Stephen Ashley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781481186810

Category: History

Page: 66

View: 1501

The True Story: Mutiny on the Bounty. Lieutenant William Bligh's Diary. Vice Admiral William Bligh, FRS, RN (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.

Captain Bligh and Mr Christian

The Men and the Mutiny

Author: Richard Hough

Publisher: Chatham Publishing

ISBN: 9781861761323

Category: Admirals

Page: 320

View: 2532

The Bounty set out in 1788 to transport breadfruit from Tahiti to the West Indies as a cheap source of food for slaves. But the combination of the tough discipline of Bligh and the attractions of life in the South Sea Islands drove Fletcher Christian and part of the crew to mutiny, and Bligh along with those loyal to him were set adrift in the ship's launch. Their remarkable 3,600-mile, open-boat voyage to Timor is one of the great feats of navigation, while the story of the mutineers' discovery of the uninhabited island of Pitcairn and their attempt to fashion a community away from the pursuing ships of the Royal Navy is as tense as it is horrific. This drama of mutiny, courage, remarkable voyages, human deceit and treachery, first published in 1972, provides an account of this episode of maritime history.

The Journal Of Fletcher Christian

Author: Peter Corris

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 1742749909

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 9229

Peter Corris uses his formidable storytelling skills to bring us the 'true story' of the events surrounding the mutiny on the bounty. A fascinating and brilliantly-told tale of rollicking ship life and the seductive charm of the Pacific Islands. While researching his family ancestry, historian Peter Corris discovers an old Manx connection to history's most famous mutineer, Fletcher Christian. Years later a mysterious parcel addressed to Corris arrives, containing two old journals. The first, an intimate and adventurous chronicle of American Henry Corkill's life at sea, is inextricably bound through history and blood to the second - that of Fletcher Christian, acting lieutenant on the Bounty and English rebel. Translated from eighteenth century Manx , Christian's journal reveals the dark and violent history of the mutiny and the fateful beginnings of Pitcairn Island. Binding together three lives, two histories and a fractured world of new - and old - cultures, The Journal of Fletcher Christian is a riveting tale of men and madness, and a dazzling work of the imagination.

Bounty Trilogy

Author: Charles Nordhoff,James Norman Hall

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 9780316611664

Category: Fiction

Page: 691

View: 6680

The Wyeth edition of the three tales of the Bounty.

Rescue of the Bounty

Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Author: Michael J. Tougias,Douglas A. Campbell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476746656

Category: Nature

Page: 256

View: 2788

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty—which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard. On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty from New London, Connecticut, to St. Petersburg, Florida. Walbridge knew that a hurricane was forecast, yet he was determined to sail. The captain told the crew that anyone could leave the ship before it sailed. No one took the captain up on his offer. Four days into the voyage, Superstorm Sandy made an almost direct hit on the ship. A few hours later, the ship suddenly overturned ninety miles off the North Carolina coast in the “Graveyard of the Atlantic,” sending the crew tumbling into an ocean filled with towering thirty-foot waves. The coast guard then launched one of the most complex and massive rescues in its history. In the uproar heard across American media in the days following, a single question persisted: Why did the captain decide to sail? Through hundreds of hours of interviews with the crew members and the coast guard, Michael J. Tougias and Douglas A. Campbell create an in-depth portrait of the enigmatic Captain Walbridge, his motivations, and what truly occurred aboard Bounty during those terrifying days at sea. “A white-knuckled, tragic adventure” (Richmond Times-Dispatch), Rescue of the Bounty is an unforgettable tale about the brutality of nature and the human will to survive.

Pitcairn Island

Life and Death in Eden

Author: Trevor Lummis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351911023

Category: History

Page: 182

View: 3785

Pitcairn Island was a tiny uninhabited Eden when, in January 1790, Fletcher Christian and eight sailors, together with six Polynesian men, twelve Tahitian women and one baby, landed from HMS Bounty. There they burned their boat, thus eliminating any chance of a voluntary return to the known world. Their disappearance was to remain a mystery for twenty years. This book discusses the purposes of the Bounty’s voyage, the mutiny and its consequences, but goes further than any previous publications, to relate the gripping drama of subsequent events on Pitcairn - of the fifteen men who landed on the island, only one was alive when they were discovered, twelve had been brutally murdered by their companions and one had commited suicide. The role of the women in shaping events on the island, and their input into the unique identity of the community, is fully considered for the first time. Their support for the men as rival groups-Tahitians or Europeans-or their concern for individuals largely decided which men lived and died, while the women themselves commited some of the murders. Conflicts over property, race and gender brought this group close to total destruction. But out of the clashes of cultures and individual wills between European mutineers and Pacific islanders came, in a brief space of time, the new community of ’Pitcairn Islanders’: a thriving society based on progressive laws relating to sexual equality and the environment, with significant resonances for the reader some two centuries later.