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    DescriptionIn "Bligh", the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a key episode in the history of the world, rather than simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts with a fresh perspective the triumphs and disasters of William Bligh's life in a riveting narrative that for the first time portrays the Pacific islanders as players. Beginning in 1777, when Bligh, at twenty-two, first arrived in Tahiti with Captain Cook, Salmond charts Bligh's three Pacific voyages - and tells how they transformed lives on the islands as well as on board the ships and back in Europe. She sheds new insight into the mutiny aboard the Bounty - and on Bligh's remarkable 3,000-mile journey across the Pacific in a small boat - through revelations from the raw, unguarded letters between him and his wife Betsy. This beautifully told story reveals Bligh for the first time, as an important ethnographer adding to the paradoxical legacy of this famed seaman, and it captures more definitively than ever the excitement, drama, and terror of these events.


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    Title
    Bligh
    Subtitle
    William Bligh in the South Seas
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Salmond
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780520270565
    ISBN 10: 0520270568
    Classifications

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    BISAC region code: 1.1.2.0.0.0.0
    LC classification: DA87.1.B6 S25 2011
    Thema V1.0: NHQ
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    16 color illustrations, 50 b/w photographs, 4 maps
    Publisher
    University of California Press
    Imprint name
    University of California Press
    Publication date
    11 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Berkerley
    Author Information
    Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor of Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Among her books are Two Worlds: First Meetings between Maori and European 1642-1772 and The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas.
    Review quote
    "Gripping and definitive." -- Ronald Wright Times Literary Supplement (TLS) 20120316 "A rich and riveting biography... Salmond has successfully brought to life the complex personality of William Bligh and his world." -- Elizabeth Salt Library Journal 20111115 "A fine and measured biography ... a model of depth, style and scope." -- Alexander Rose Wall Street Journal 20111025 "Bligh is presented here in as full a picture as anyone is ever going to be able to draw." -- Rob Hardy Columbus Dispatch 20120124 "Salmond brings a fresh perspective to a well documented topic... Bligh is a book that will have wide appeal and a worthy addition to Salmond's award-winning repertoire." -- Maria Amoamo Journal Of The Polynesian Society 20120301 "This readable book ... is likely to set the standard for thorough research, ethnographic insight and psychological discernment." -- Bernd Lambert Pacific Affairs 20130601