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The Resource Mutiny on the Bounty, Peter FitzSimons

Mutiny on the Bounty, Peter FitzSimons

Label
Mutiny on the Bounty
Title
Mutiny on the Bounty
Statement of responsibility
Peter FitzSimons
Title variation
Mutiny on the Bounty
Title variation remainder
a saga of survival, sex, sedition, mayhem and mutiny
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as never before. Commissioned by the Royal Navy to collect breadfruit plants from Tahiti and take them to the West Indies, the Bounty's crew found themselves in a tropical paradise. Five months later, they did not want to leave. Under the leadership of Fletcher Christian most of the crew mutinied soon after sailing from Tahiti, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 loyal crewmen adrift in a small open boat. In one of history's great feats of seamanship, Bligh navigated this tiny vessel for 3618 nautical miles to Timor. Fletcher Christian and the mutineers sailed back to Tahiti, where most remained and were later tried for mutiny. But Christian, along with eight fellow mutineers and some Tahitian men and women, sailed off into the unknown, eventually discovering the isolated Pitcairn Island at the time not even marked on British maps and settling there. This astonishing story is historical adventure at its very best, encompassing the mutiny, Bligh's monumental achievement in navigating to safety, and Fletcher Christian and the mutineers' own epic journey from the sensual paradise of Tahiti to the outpost of Pitcairn Island. The mutineers' descendants live on Pitcairn to this day, amid swirling stories and rumours of past sexual transgressions and presentday repercussions. Mutiny on the Bounty is a sprawling, dramatic tale of intrigue, bravery and sheer boldness, told with the accuracy of historical detail and total command of story that are Peter FitzSimons' trademarks
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
FitzSimons, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bligh, William
  • Christian, Fletcher
  • Bounty (Ship)
  • Bounty Mutiny, 1789
  • Pitcairn Island (Pitcairn Islands)
Target audience
general
Label
Mutiny on the Bounty, Peter FitzSimons
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Sydney, NSW: Hachette Australia, 2018
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251326933
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
lii, 1136 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781741362985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Mutiny on the Bounty, Peter FitzSimons
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally published in standard format by: Sydney, NSW: Hachette Australia, 2018
  • Copyright page from the original book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p2251326933
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
lii, 1136 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781741362985
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Physical substance
large print (16 point)
Specific material designation
large print

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