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The Bounty

The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

Alexander, Caroline

(Book - 2004)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Bounty
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Chronicles the events surrounding the mutiny aboard His Majesty's armed transport Bounty on April 28, 1789, using details from the wills, diaries, and correspondence of figures not directly connected to the events to uncover the true story behind the mutiny.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2004
ISBN: 9780142004692
0142004693
Branch Call Number: 996.18 A375b 2004
Characteristics: 491 p. :,ill. (some col.), maps ;,22 cm

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Sure, everyone looks like a villain when cast against a handsome young Marlon Brando. But this thoroughly researched book uncovers that much of the villainy surrounding Captain Bligh was a fabrication of the crew members trying to avoid the gallows.

Sure, everyone looks like a villain when cast against a handsome young Marlon Brando. But this thoroughly researched book uncovers that much of the villainy surrounding Captain Bligh was a fabrication of the crew members trying to avoid the gallows.


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Mar 05, 2014
  • sess430 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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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