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Paradise in chains : the Bounty Mutiny and the founding of Australia / Diana Preston.

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Greenwood PL - Greenwood 996.18 PRE (Text) 36626103879383 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 04/03/2018

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  • ISBN: 9781632866103
  • ISBN: 1632866102
  • Physical Description: xii, 333 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: No other gods but love -- The truest picture of Arcadia -- What could you learn, Sir? what can savages tell, but what they themselves have seen? -- There are very few inhabitants -- Villains and whores -- The finest harbour in the world -- The floating greenhouse -- They musts be watched like children -- Here nature is reversed -- Knights of Tahiti -- The people are ripe for anything -- Run down by my own dogs -- The calamities of Captain Bligh -- Hurrah for a bellyful, and news of our friends -- To brave every danger -- We must have starved -- Mr. Christian was beloved -- The strange conbination of circumstances -- This amazon -- All arrogance and insult -- No one but Captain Bligh will siut -- Why does the black man sharpen axe?
Summary, etc.: "Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also traveled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before. In this meticulously researched dual narrative of survival, acclaimed historian Diana Preston provides the background and context to explain the thrilling open-boat voyages each party survived and the Pacific Island nations each encountered on their journey to safety. Through this deep-dive, readers come to understand the Pacific Islands as they were and as they were perceived, and how these seemingly utopian lands became a place where mutineers, convicts, and eventually the natives themselves, were chained"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Bligh, William, 1754-1817 > Travel.
Bounty Mutiny, 1789.
Prisoners > Travel > History > 18th century.
Prisoners > Australia > Botany Bay (N.S.W.) > History > 18th century.
Escapes > History > 18th century.
Ocean travel > History > 18th century.
Survival at sea > History > 18th century.
Islands of the Pacific > Description and travel.
Australia > History > 1788-1851.
Islands of the Pacific > History > 18th century.
Genre: Travel writing.
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