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The mutiny on board H.M.S. Bounty / William Bligh.

Bligh, William, 1754-1817 (Author). Mayes, Bernard. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781624607233 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1624607233 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 18 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Blackstone Audio, Inc. : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Bernard Mayes.
Summary, etc.:
In 1787, William Bligh, commander of the Bounty, sailed under Captain Cook on a voyage to Tahiti to collect plants of the breadfruit tree, with a view to acclimatizing the species to the West Indies. During their six-month stay on the island, his men became completely demoralized and mutinied on the return voyage. But a resentful crew, coupled with ravaging storms and ruthless savages, proved to be merely stages leading up to the anxiety-charged ordeal to come. Bligh, along with eighteen men, was cast adrift in an open boat only twenty-three feet long with a small stock of provisions-and without a chart. His narrative, deeply personal yet objective, documents the voyage and Bligh's relationship to his men, thereby exposing the oft debated question of what kind of man he really was.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Bounty Mutiny, 1789.
Oceania > Discovery and exploration.

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