Download PDF The Bounty by Caroline Alexander and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2004-05-25 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download PDF The Bounty Mutiny by William Bligh and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2001-05-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download PDF Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Nordhoff and published by Back Bay Books. This book was released on 1989-04-11 with total page 379 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fletcher Christian, master's mate on HMS Bounty prepares to seize control of a ship torn apart by the sadism of her captain
Download PDF Mutiny on the Bounty by William Bligh and published by Courier Corporation. This book was released on 2010-04-21 with total page 226 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This time-honored classic, written in 1790, is William Bligh's vivid account of a routine voyage to Tahiti that turned into a world-famous mutiny. Cast from his ship by ringleader Fletcher Christian, Bligh and 18 seamen journeyed thousands of miles to the nearest port in a perilous struggle for survival.
Download PDF Mutiny on the Bounty by John Boyne and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2010-01-12 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An action-packed fictional telling of the events on the HMS Bounty. Fourteen-year-old John Jacob Turnstile has gotten into trouble with the police on one too many occasions and is on his way to prison when an offer is put to him - a ship has been refitted over the last few months and is about to set sail with an important mission. The boy who was expected to serve as the captain’s personal valet has been injured and a replacement must be found immediately. The deal is struck and Turnstile finds himself onboard, meeting the captain, just as the ship sets sail. The ship is the HMS Bounty, the captain is William Bligh, and their destination is Tahiti. Mutiny on the Bounty is the first novel to explore all the events relating to the Bounty’s voyage, from their long journey across the ocean to their adventures on the island of Tahiti and the subsequent forty-eight-day expedition towards Timor. A vivid recreation of the famous mutiny, the story is packed with humour, violence, and historical detail, presenting a very different portrait of Captain Bligh and Mr. Christian than has been shown before.
Download PDF Mutiny on the Bounty by Peter FitzSimons and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2018-10-30 with total page 720 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before. Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical paradise. Five months later, they did not want to leave. Under the leadership of Fletcher Christian most of the crew mutinied soon after sailing from Tahiti, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a small open boat. In one of history's great feats of seamanship, Bligh navigated this tiny vessel for 3618 nautical miles to Timor. Fletcher Christian and the mutineers sailed back to Tahiti, where most remained and were later tried for mutiny. But Christian, along with eight fellow mutineers and some Tahitian men and women, sailed off into the unknown, eventually discovering the isolated Pitcairn Island - at the time not even marked on British maps - and settling there. This astonishing story is historical adventure at its very best, encompassing the mutiny, Bligh's monumental achievement in navigating to safety, and Fletcher Christian and the mutineers' own epic journey from the sensual paradise of Tahiti to the outpost of Pitcairn Island. The mutineers' descendants live on Pitcairn to this day, amid swirling stories and rumours of past sexual transgressions and present-day repercussions. Mutiny on the Bounty is a sprawling, dramatic tale of intrigue, bravery and sheer boldness, told with the accuracy of historical detail and total command of story that are Peter FitzSimons' trademarks.
Download PDF The Mutiny On Board H.M.S. Bounty by William Bligh and published by Saddleback Educational Publishing. This book was released on 2010-09-01 with total page 65 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Themes: Hi-Lo, adapted classics, low level classics, graphic novel. These literary masterpieces are made easy and interesting. This series features classic tales retold with color illustrations to introduce literature to struggling readers. Each 64-page softcover book retains key phrases and quotations from the original classics. Sail the seas in good weather and bad on the ship H.M.S. Bounty. Flounder in a hurricane as you try to round Cape Horn. Sail to the South Seas the long way, around the Cape of Good Hope and through the Indian Ocean. Enjoy the idyllic island life and decide for yourself if the men on the Bounty should have mutinied against Captain Bligh. Find out what happened when the Captain and his men were put off the Bounty in a small rowboat with little food or water. Did they make it?
Download PDF The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty by and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A specially adapted veresion for young readers"--Back cover.
Download PDF The Mutiny on Board H.M.S. Bounty by William Bligh and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Captain Bligh's narrative of the mutiny, on board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.
Download PDF In Bligh's Hand by Jennifer Gall and published by National Library Australia. This book was released on 2010 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After the mutiny on the Bounty on 28 April 1789, led by Fletcher Christian, Captain William Bligh and 18 others were forced onto a 7-metre-long open boat and cast adrift. It was the beginning of a 47-day, 6700-kilometre journey from Tofua (a volcanic island in the Tonga group) to Timor. On this amazing voyage of survival, Bligh wrote daily entries in a small water-stained notebook and a selection of facsimile pages from this notebook is the foundation of In Bligh's Hand: Surviving the Mutiny on the Bounty. All but one of the men survived to reach Timor. In Bligh's Hand gives readers an insight into the character of William Bligh, the man who saved his men's lives through his iron will and stubborn adherence to a relentless regime of rationing and navigational calculations that kept the launch on course.
Download PDF Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty by William Bligh and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-14 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 – 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.
Download PDF After the Bounty by James Morrison and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2022-11 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this journal Boatswain’s Mate James Morrison recounts the Royal Navy ship HMS Bounty’s 1787 voyage and the ensuing mutiny, providing an invaluable resource for naval historians and an enthralling tale for the general reader.
Download PDF Brando's Smile: His Life, Thought, and Work by Susan L. Mizruchi and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2014-06-23 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A groundbreaking work that reveals how Marlon Brando shaped his legacy in art and life. When people think about Marlon Brando, they think of the movie star, the hunk, the scandals. In Brando’s Smile, Susan L. Mizruchi reveals the Brando others have missed: the man who collected four thousand books; the man who rewrote scripts, trimming his lines to make them sharper; the man who consciously used his body and employed the objects around him to create believable characters; the man who loved Emily Dickinson’s poetry. To write this biography, Mizruchi gained unprecedented access to a vast number of annotated books from Brando’s library, hand-edited copies of screenplays, private letters, and recorded interviews that have never before been quoted in a biography. Original interviews with some of the still-living players from Brando’s life, including Ellen Adler, his one-time girlfriend and the daughter of his acting teacher Stella Adler, provide even deeper insight into the complex person whose intelligence belied the high-school dropout. Mizruchi shows how Brando’s embrace of foreign cultures and social outsiders led to his brilliant performances in unusual roles—a gay man, an Asian, a German soldier—to test himself and to foster empathy on a global scale. We also meet the political Brando: the civil rights activist, the close friend of James Baldwin, the actor who declined his Oscar to support Indian rights. More than seventy stunning—and many rare—photographs of Marlon Brando illuminate this portrait of the man who has left an astounding cultural legacy.
Download PDF Mutiny On the Bounty & Pandora's Box by David G Williams and published by Lulu Press, Inc. This book was released on 2015-03-13 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a new approach to the complete story of the Bounty, from its disastrous crew selection, the Mutiny, incitement of Polynesian wars, trials, executions, pardons, kidnaps, rapes and enslavement to the brutal island murders. Make no mistake,it may have been the beginning of the Romantic Age but there was nothing romantic about the Mutiny on the Bounty, why did Fletcher Christian choose oblivion over common sense on that hot sunny morning so long ago? Was it because far from freeing the crew from a perceived oppression he was actually mentally unstable? Where exactly was Peter Heywood and why did half the crew choose certain death in an open boat rather than sail away with the mutineers? Just some of the questions answered in this book, for the first time the whole story, the complete story, including the voyage of the Pandora, sent to capture the men that dared steal one of His Majesties ships.
Download PDF The Mutiny on the Bounty by Patrick O'Brien and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2007-02-01 with total page 48 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An account of the tragic voyage of the British ship to the island of Tahiti.
Download PDF A Narrative of the Mutiny, on Board His Majesty's Ship Bounty by William Bligh and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2015-03-20 with total page 74 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I sailed from Otaheite on the 4th of April 1789, having on board 1015 fine bread-fruit plants, besides many other valuable fruits of that country, which, with unremitting attention, we had been collecting for three and twenty weeks, and which were now in the highest state of perfection.
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Download PDF The Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles River Charles River Editors and published by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform. This book was released on 2018-02-20 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the mutiny by some of the crew members *Includes a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "On the Twenty Eight of April at day break the Captain and me were surprised by Mr. Christian, Stewart Young Haywood and the Master at Arms, with twenty one people. Christian and the Master at Arms went into Mr. Bligh's Cabin and tied his hands behind him. Two men came into my Cabin, with muskets and Bayonets, told me if I spoke, that I was a dead man and that Mr. Christian had taken the Ship and that they was to put us onshore upon one of the Friendly Isles." - John Fryer, Master on the Bounty The Mutiny on the Bounty is one of those great stories in history that most people have heard of but few people know much about. In fact, those who think they know what happened are likely to have formed their opinions from what they saw on a movie screen than what they read in a book. Fortunately, the true story itself is every bit as exciting as anything Hollywood could dream up. In April 1789, the HMS Bounty was conducting operations in the Pacific when about half of the crew put in action a plot to take control of the ship from its captain, William Bligh. Along with Bligh, most of the rest of the crew that remained loyal to him were cast adrift while the Bounty sailed off. The mutineers sailed to Pitcairn Island, and they scattered on that island and in Tahiti before scuttling the Bounty itself, but in the meantime, Bligh and his loyal crew were managing to successfully travel over 3,000 miles and reach the Dutch East Indies. Eventually, Bligh was able to make it back to report the mutiny in 1790, and the Royal Navy sent another ship, the Pandora, to go find and arrest the mutineers. The Pandora eventually nabbed 14 of the mutineers, but as if all of that wasn't enough, it ran aground against the Great Barrier Reef, resulting in the deaths of 4 mutineers and dozens of crew. In the end, three of the mutineers were executed, and several were acquitted or pardoned, but the story became such a part of popular lore in Britain that it has been commemorated and depicted in various ways ever since. Of course, the mutiny on the Bounty has been made into several films starring Hollywood legends like Marlon Brando, Clark Gable, and Errol Flynn, and those movies often worked off one of the several novels written about the mutiny. The Mutiny on the Bounty tells the story of the most notorious mutiny in British history. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the mutiny on the Bounty like never before, in no time at all.