Bligh: Master Mariner

Bligh: Master Mariner

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The eighteenth century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these expeditions were exceptional navigators, men who had shown brilliance as they ascended the ranks in the Royal Navy. They were also bloody good sailors. From ship's boy to vice-admiral, discover how much more there was to Captain Bligh than his infamous bad temper. Meet a 24-year-old Master Bligh as he witnesses the demise of his Captain and mentor Cook; a 34-year-old Lieutenant Bligh at the helm of the famous Bounty, then cast adrift by Fletcher Christian on an epic 47-day open-boat voyage from Tonga to Timor; and a 36-year-old Captain Bligh as he takes HMS Providence, in the company of a young Matthew Flinders, on a grand scientific voyage around the world. And all this before he was forty. Rob Mundle's Bligh puts you at the heart of a great nautical life. It's a story that embraces the romance of the sea, bravery in battle, the adventure of exploration under sail and the cost of having the courage of your more

Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 159 x 240 x 35mm | 694g
  • Hachette Australia
  • Sydney, Australia
  • English
  • Illustrations map.
  • 0733625061
  • 9780733625060
  • 323,276

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'A fine storyteller and the scope of his research in Bligh: Master Mariner is vast.' [Sydney Morning Herald]'Mundle's Bligh is a meticulously researched biography that benefits from its author's seafaring experience and ability to write with bracing vitality of the trials faced during the age of exploration.' [The Age]'There's more to Cap'n Bligh than the Bounty mutiny and convicts.' [The Australian]'Mundle's strength is that his own experience of the sea makes for vivid, absorbing descriptions of Bligh's voyages.' [Weekend Australian]'Written with sympathy and admiration, this is a rich and forceful story.' [The Canberra Times]show more

About Rob Mundle

Rob Mundle is an internationally bestselling author, journalist, event organiser and competitive yachtsman. His 'Fatal Storm', the story of the tragic Sydney to Hobart Yacht race gone wrong - remains one of the seminal ocean racing books. Australia's premier maritime journalist and author, Bligh is his tenth book,show more

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