The Mutiny on the Bounty Trilogy (The Bounty Trilogy #1-3)
The story of the Bounty will be told as long as men sail the sea. The storytelling genius of the authors finds here a canvas filled with color, action and adventure. Readers will realize, as did the authors, that so large a drama could not be confined to the compass of an ordinary book. Nordoff and Hall chose to tell the story of the Bounty in three acts:
Mutiny on the Bou ...more
I first read Mutiny on the Bounty when I was in the Navy. The Captain of the destroyer I was stationed on saw me walking around with the book and told me that in naval history circles, the Bounty mutiny was much researched and discussed because it was an anomaly in that Captain Bligh was much less ruthless than most Captains of the Line at that time. Naval historians are still trying to figure out why Bligh and the Bounty and not other ships of ...more
Granted, I read the first book only. I could not find the first book independent of the trilogy, so my review will only concern episode one of this trilogy.
This is re ...more
The first part of the trilogy focuses upon the mutiny and what led up to it. The second part shows us the incredible voyage of Captain Bligh and his littl ...more
The crew consisted of forty-five men of varying ages and walks of life. In command was Lieutenant William Bligh, while Fletcher Christian, masters mate - his second in command, was a respectable s ...more
Mutiny on the Bounty tells the tale of the mutiny itself and what happened to those who stayed on Tahiti when eventually Captain Bligh returned to England and the search for the mutineers was on. It is told from the point of view of one of the young midshipmen, innocent of mutiny, who was forced to remain with the ship because there was not room in the launch. E ...more
This should be read in conjunction with Tony Horwitz' "Blue Latitudes".
A Fletcher Christian descendant just died. Here is his obituary: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/24/wor...
Captain Bligh has been recognised as a great sailor in bringing his cast aside crew home. Acknowledged as the greatest sailing event in an open hull boat ever. I think it still holds the Guiness World Record.