(PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander


The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty Free read ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Amilies 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 ag. Duty and a pile of coconutsI was surprised while reading this book that no one I spoke with had ever heard of the mutiny on the Bounty In 1789 Lieutenant William Bligh sailed his ship the Bounty to the beautiful island of Tahiti He d been there before with Captain James Cook but now his goal wasn t exploration but commerce he was to obtain breadfruit plants to start plantations in the West Indies Bligh was a conscientious captain who looked out for the health and welfare of his men even while insisting upon order Unfortunately a combination of combustible personalities the beauty of Tahiti and its women and a pile of stolen coconuts led to a mutiny that left Bligh and 18 other sailors abandoned on the rough seas in a very small boat It was so heavily loaded that even small waves broke over the sides and it seemed a certain death sentenceBut Bligh managed to sail his tiny boat and crew for 3500 nautical miles over 4000 land miles through violent storms and open ocean with almost no food to a safe harbor Even incredible was that only one man died in a clash with unfriendly islanders News of this amazing feat and the eventual court martial of most of the mutineers who were apprehended a few years later in Tahiti was talked about for decades Some were hanged for their crimes but Fletcher Christian the one who led the mutiny was never seen againBut the story doesn t end there With savvy legal help a couple of the mutineers managed to get pardons from His Royal Majesty and several of the families involved worked hard to change the narrative of the incident Bligh s temper and salty language particularly over the stolen coconuts was blamed for inciting the mutiny But Caroline Alexander sorts through the facts and weaves a surprisingly interesting tale of the challenges of living on a small ship in a big ocean and even tells what happened to Christian And it s a very detailed story with so much information that I found it slow reading in the beginning Before long however I was caught up in it and couldn t put it down She even tells where Christian and the others ended up and what became of the community they established The maps and illustrations were great to help follow the story but I wished it had included a list of the 46 men on the ship and their positions at the beginning since it was hard to tell them all apart The extensive detail and backstory might put some readers off but it turned out to be a great summer read

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The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty Free read ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free G 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 f. What an epic true story It has all the classic ingredients conflict romance exploration of strange lands and survival in dire circumstancesThe true hero is Bligh Ms Alexander brings out all the historical revisionism that has occurred since that era We tend to look at these ships Captains Bligh was actually a Lieutenant as tyrants Indeed they were but in the context of the era it was normal to insult and lash your sailors insubordination was simply not tolerated The ship was not a democracy of an exchange of ideas orders were orders Bligh used the lash much less freuently than other CaptainsThe author depicts at the mutiny trial how the sailors of the lower classes were executed hung by the rope but three who had upper class connections like Heywood had the means to obtain a full pardon In a sense this is much like today most prisoners on death row are from economically depressed backgrounds After their trials they in turn were able to slowly revise the history of the mutiny and make Flectcher Christian and the mutineers in general into a romantic renegade and Bligh the dogmatic and repressed tyrant One must but revere these men who sailed over 20000 miles to the other side of the world I recently watched the movie Apollo 13 and while admirable when things did go wrong they had the full cooperation and communication of H On a vessel in the vast Pacific Ocean there was none of that they had to be truly self reliant What skills Bligh had to commandeer a small boat three thousand miles to the closest port This is a wonderful and timeless story Ms Alexander brings to life all the personalities of that long ago time period She also does well to present us with the varying perspectives that evolved after the mutiny

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The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty Free read ò PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free 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 Combinin. The ship was named the Bounty I was appointed to command her on the 16th of August 1787 William Bligh Mathematics cartography and navigation were some of the skills needed to set out in sea in a suare rigged vessel It could take a lifetime of training to acuire On December 23 1787 sailing out of Portsmouth Harbor in Hampshire England was a ship called the HMS Bounty This is the exciting story of what happened on that ship and why In 1787 Sir Joseph Banks botanist and president of the Royal Society of Science asked King George to undertake an botanical expedition to Tahiti and Jamaica He recommended William Bligh as Captain as he wanted to collect breadfruit trees for transportation The Commander William Bligh was born in Plymouth England He was a Royal Navy sailing master chief navigator by age 22 and served under Captain James Cook whom he worshiped However during the four year journey that he took with Captain Cook the other officers did not like his personality He was controlling critical temperamental ambitious to a fault and could not understand his impact on other people He always saw himself as a victim of incompetence and malicious plotting against him He never had friendships of any kindThe Royal Navy considered this a small voyage and not very important Making the trip even harder was one third of the ship was sealed off to make room for the breadfruit trees and the large crew of sailors and botanists 46 men were crammed in a small space Another blow to the expedition was the Navy ordered Captain Bligh to sail around Cape Horn which was a treacherous shortcut to Tahiti during poor weather Fletcher Christian was assigned master mate on the ship as age 23 and was recommend by Captain Bligh s wife Elizabeth for the voyage Captain Bligh accepted him without hesitation because he had sailed with him before Fletcher Christian was considered a true gentleman from a wealthy family and was considered well spoken even dynamic From the beginning there was a particular strained relationship between the two men observers on the ship had noticed Christian did have a dark side to his personality which some might call a borderline personality with mood swings Also he had a brother who had been involved with an unsuccessful mutiny in the past so there was a bit of a rebellion in his family Right from the beginning of the voyage there was rough weather Captain Bligh noticed there was two cheese wheels missing in the galley He accused the sailors of thievery but the ship s cooper man who make s wood containers to store food reminded Captain Bligh that he had ordered the cheese to be delivered to his own home back in England Bligh flew into a rage and threatened to flog the man Things under Captain Bligh went from bad to worse and with Fletcher Christian s leadership some of the men mutinied after spending five months in Tahiti They forced the Captain and 18 men into the ship s tender and sailed away Somehow despite the open sea Captain Bligh managed to get safely to a Dutch settlement in Indonesia He lost one man The mutineers burned the ship after sailing first to Tubuai then back to Tahiti Eventually most of them were caught court marshaled had a trial some were hanged and sent back to EnglandI highly recommend this book if you want to know the real history of what happened on that small merchant vessel HMS Bounty I loved the story about the ship life as well as life in Tahiti I was very happy to finally understand the real history not the movie version of this famous seafaring treachery I found the book to be well written and fascinating Four stars

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  • The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
  • Caroline Alexander
  • English
  • 17 March 2018
  • 9780142004692

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  1. says: Caroline Alexander Õ 2 Free download (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander

    (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander It all started with breadfruitA guy called Joseph Banks spotted it when he was with Captain Cook on Tahiti Joseph Banks later became a major ideas man and fixer for the British Empire ™ which was at that point in Phase One steal a

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander Caroline Alexander Õ 2 Free download “The ship was named the Bounty I was appointed to command her on the 16th of August 1787” William Bligh Mathematics cartography and navigation were some of the skills needed to set out in sea in a suare rigged vessel It

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander I was really excited to continue my obsession with seafaring adventures and open boat journeys This book while well researched gets so bogged down in the details of every person ever connected with any part of the story that you never get a cle

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander Caroline Alexander Õ 2 Free download What an epic true story It has all the classic ingredients – conflict romance exploration of strange lands and survival in dire circumstancesThe true hero is Bligh Ms Alexander brings out all the historical revisionism that has occ

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander Caroline Alexander Õ 2 Free download Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Caroline Alexander This is an amazing book We are familiar with the story of the Bounty captained by William Bligh and the mutiny headed by Fletcher Christian but the story has morphed over the years into of a myth The author attempts to set the record straight but since there are so many factions for and against Bligh and Christian that it is a matter of sorting through the conflicting stories and deciding on whose side you fall And with that said I can say

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander Read The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty I picked up this book simply for some light bedtime reading and promptly lost a full night's sleep because I couldn't put it down Alex

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Caroline Alexander The BountyA completely thorough and exhaustive history of just about every aspect of this case in which the author has intended to reverse the negative opinions of the infamous Lieutenant Bligh I what we can now refer to as Exhibit A in Bligh’s defense is his astonishing navigation in the Bounty’s launch which immediately became something

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    Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Caroline Alexander Caroline Alexander Õ 2 Free download Read The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty Duty and a pile of coconutsI was surprised while reading this book that no one I spoke with had ever heard of the mutiny on the Bounty In 1789 Lieutenant William Bligh sailed his ship the Bounty to the beautiful

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    Read The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty Review ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Õ Caroline Alexander Caroline Alexander Õ 2 Free download urely this exhaustingly researched enthralling and enthusiastically written tome is the last word on the most famous of all seafaring mutinies that of shipmate Fletcher Christian and against Lieutenant Bligh on the Bounty More than 200 years have gone by since the ship left England after dreadful weather kept it harbored for months

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty] ã Caroline Alexander A really interesting read My main complaint was that one of the first chapters of the book details what happened to the mutineers after the mutiny but I didn't know who any of them were yet since I hadn't read the part of the book that actually deals with the mutiny And then after the bulk of the book has happened the author doesn't revisit where the mutineers went with the boat and what life they lived before being pic

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