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Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare

Author: John Toohey.

Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare

Author: John Toohey.

$14.99 $5.98
Item #: D11797
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 9781510729179
At dawn on April 28, 1789, Captain William Bligh and 18 men from HMS Bounty were herded onto a 23-foot launch and abandoned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Thus began their extraordinary journey to Java—a perilous voyage of 4,162 miles. It was one of the greatest achievements in the history of European seafaring, John Toohey argues here, and ... More
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At dawn on April 28, 1789, Captain William Bligh and 18 men from HMS Bounty were herded onto a 23-foot launch and abandoned in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Thus began their extraordinary journey to Java—a perilous voyage of 4,162 miles. It was one of the greatest achievements in the history of European seafaring, John Toohey argues here, and a personal triumph for a man who has long been misjudged. Combining extensive research with dazzling storytelling, Toohey tells a gripping tale of seafaring, exploration, and mutiny on the high seas, while also dispelling the black legend of the cruel and foulmouthed Captain William Bligh and reinstating him not just as a man of his times but as a true hero.


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