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    DescriptionMore 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. Combining 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 families 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 age.


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    Title
    The Bounty
    Subtitle
    The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Caroline Alexander
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 491
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 213 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780142004692
    ISBN 10: 0142004693
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 14, 11
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150
    B&T Approval Code: A15700000
    DC22: 996.1/8
    LC classification: DU20 .A53 2004
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 996.18
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Publisher
    Penguin Books
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books
    Publication date
    01 June 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Author Information
    Caroline Alexander has written for The New Yorker, Granta, Conde Nast Traveler, Smithsonian, Outside, and National Geographic and is the author of four previous books.
    Review quote
    With all the drama and intrigue of a rollicking adventure novel, Alexander's beautifully written and painstakingly researched book goes a long way to rehabilitate one of history's most notorious villains. ("Entertainment Weekly") Stirring... With this and her previous book, "The Endurance", she has made the wondrous genre of open-boat-voyage narratives still more wondrous... A sea mist hangs over this age-old tale. Alexander dispels it to the reader's fascination. (Verlyn Klinkenborg, "The New York Times Book Review", front page)