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Title: Bligh : A True Account of Mutiny Aboard His ...
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade
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The "real" story behind one of the most intriguing chapters in nautical history. On April 28, 1789, an impromptu mutiny unfolded in the remote South Pacific. The true story--researched by maritime historian Sam McKinney--yields neither to comfortable moral judgment nor Hollywood stereotypes. The events surrounding that fateful day constitute one of the most extraordinary sea tales ever written, now available in paperback.From Library Journal:
Published on the 200th anniversary of the mutiny on the Bounty, this is a well-researched, thorough historical narrative of the incident using ships' logs, personal diaries, and contemporary accounts. Great care is taken to examine the events as described from every possible reliable source, while carefully weighing the accuracy of each account. McKinney is sympathetic to Bligh, who was an outstanding seaman and pilot and is always depicted in popular accounts as a tyrant. While he makes no excuses for Bligh's behavior, he does show it in light of the harsh shipboard life of the 18th century. The mutiny has always been an engrossing story, whether told as fact or fiction, and McKinney's retelling with historical accuracy is no less fascinating. A most worthwhile purchase for public and academic libraries.
- John Kenny, San Francisco P.L.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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