The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty Review

The bestselling author of The Endurance reveals the startling truth behind the legend of the Mutiny on the Bounty -- the most famous sea story of all time. More than two centuries have passed since Fletcher Christian mutinied against Lt. Bligh on a small armed transport vessel called Bounty. Why the details of this obscure adventure at the end of the world remain vivid and enthralling is as intriguing as the truth behind the legend. Caroline Alexander focusses on the court martial of the ten mutineers captured in Tahiti and brought to justice in Portsmouth. Each figure emerges as a richly drawn character caught up in a drama that may well end on the gallows. With enormous scholarship and exquisitely drawn characters, The Bounty is a tour de force.

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  • Paul Bryant

    It all started with breadfruit.A guy called Joseph Banks spotted it when he was with Captain Cook on Tahiti. Joseph Banks later became a major ideas man and fixer for the British Empire ™ which was ...

  • Terri

    “The ship was named the Bounty: I was appointed to command her on the 16th of August 1787.” -- William Bligh Mathematics, cartography and navigation were some of the skills needed to set out in s...

  • Lorien

    I was really excited to continue my obsession with seafaring adventures and open boat journeys. This book, while well researched, gets so bogged down in the details of every person ever connected with...

  • Mikey B.

    What an epic true story! It has all the classic ingredients – conflict, romance, exploration of strange lands and survival in dire circumstances.The true hero is Bligh. Ms Alexander brings out all t...

  • Jill Hutchinson

    This is an amazing book. We are familiar with the story of the Bounty, captained by William Bligh, and the mutiny, headed by Fletcher Christian but the story has morphed over the years into more of a ...

  • Terry Bonner

    " I picked up this book simply for some light bedtime reading and promptly lost a full night's sleep because I couldn't put it down. Alexander's painstakingly reconstructed narrative of the iconic mut...

  • Leftbanker

    The BountyA completely thorough and exhaustive history of just about every aspect of this case in which the author has intended to reverse the negative opinions of the infamous Lieutenant Bligh. I wha...

  • J.S.

    Duty and a pile of coconutsI was surprised while reading this book that no one I spoke with had ever heard of "the mutiny on the Bounty." In 1789, Lieutenant William Bligh sailed his ship, the Bounty,...

  • Mom

    urely this exhaustingly-researched, enthralling and enthusiastically-written tome is the last word on the most famous of all seafaring mutinies, that of shipmate Fletcher Christian and against Lieuten...

  • Shannon

    A really interesting read. My main complaint was that one of the first chapters of the book details what happened to the mutineers after the mutiny, but I didn't know who any of them were yet since I ...