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Captain Bligh and Mr.Christian: The Men and the Mutiny

Captain Bligh and Mr.Christian: The Men and the Mutiny (Paperback, New edition)

By Hough, Richard

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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 mutin...y, 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.
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ISBN 9781861761323
Released NZ 31 May 2000
Publisher Greenhill Books
Format Paperback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9781861761323
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Greenhill Books
Imprint Chatham Publishing
Released 31 May 2000
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Hough, Richard
Category World History
World History: C 1750 To C 1900
Maritime History
Naval Forces & Warfare
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 217mm
Height: 140mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 359.1334
Weight 454g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bounty Mutiny, 1789
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade