Mutiny and Its Bounty

This highly original book mines seafaring logs and other archives of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century ship captains and discovers instructive lessons for today’s leaders facing challenges to their authority as well as for other members of ...

Mutiny and Its Bounty

Author: Patrick J. Murphy

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300195230

Page: 302

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DIVViolent mutiny was common in seafaring enterprises during the Age of Discovery—so common, in fact, that dealing with mutineers was an essential skill for captains and other leaders of the time. Mutinies in today’s organizations are much quieter, more social and intellectual, and far less violent, yet the coordinated defiance of authority springs from dissatisfactions very similar to those of long-ago shipboard crews. This highly original book mines seafaring logs and other archives of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century ship captains and discovers instructive lessons for today’s leaders facing challenges to their authority as well as for other members of organizations in which mutinous events occur. The book begins by examining mutinies against great explorer captains of the Age of Discovery: Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Sebastian Cabot, and Henry Hudson. The authors then identify lessons that entrepreneurs, leaders, and other members may apply to organizational insurrections today. They find, surprisingly, that mutiny may be a force for good in an organization, paving the way to more collaborative leadership and stronger commitment to shared goals and values./div

The Bounty Mutiny

Here is the full text of Bligh's Narrative of the Mutiny, the minutes of the court proceedings gathered by Edward Christian in an effort to clear his brother's name, and the highly polemic correspondence between Bligh and Christian-all ...

The Bounty Mutiny

Author: William Bligh

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101177098

Page: 288

View: 682

The names William Bligh, Fletcher Christian, and the Bounty have excited the popular imagination for more than two hundred years. The story of this famous mutiny has many beginnings and many endings but they all intersect on an April morning in 1789 near the island known today as Tonga. That morning, William Bligh and eighteen surly seamen were expelled from the Bounty and began what would be the greatest open-boat voyage in history, sailing some 4,000 miles to safety in Timor. The mutineers led by Fletcher Christian sailed off into a mystery that has never been entirely resolved. While the full story of what drove the men to revolt or what really transpired during the struggle may never be known, Penguin Classics has brought together-for the first time in one volume-all the relevant texts and documents related to a drama that has fascinated generations. Here is the full text of Bligh's Narrative of the Mutiny, the minutes of the court proceedings gathered by Edward Christian in an effort to clear his brother's name, and the highly polemic correspondence between Bligh and Christian-all amplified by Robert Madison's illuminating Introduction and rich selection of subsequent Bounty narratives. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Mutiny on the Bounty

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 ...

Mutiny on the Bounty

Author: Peter FitzSimons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472128958

Page: 672

View: 410

The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's great epics - 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 present-day 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.

Mutiny on the Bounty

In this time-honored classic, William Bligh offers his vivid account of a routine voyage to Tahiti that turned into the world's most famous mutiny — and a perilous struggle for survival.

Mutiny on the Bounty

Author: William Bligh

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486121895

Page: 224

View: 229

In this time-honored classic, William Bligh offers his vivid account of a routine voyage to Tahiti that turned into the world's most famous mutiny — and a perilous struggle for survival.

Mutiny On The Bounty

Pickpocket John Jacob Turnstile is on his way to be detained at His Majesty's Pleasure when he is offered a lifeline, what seems like a freedom of sorts - the job of personal valet to a departing naval captain.

Mutiny On The Bounty

Author: John Boyne

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407047027

Page: 544

View: 307

Pickpocket John Jacob Turnstile is on his way to be detained at His Majesty's Pleasure when he is offered a lifeline, what seems like a freedom of sorts - the job of personal valet to a departing naval captain. Little does he realise that it is anything but - and by accepting the devil's bargain he will put his life in perilous danger. For the ship is HMS Bounty, his new captain William Bligh and their destination Tahiti. From the moment the ship leaves port, Turnstile's life is turned upside down, for not only must he put his own demons to rest, but he must also confront the many adversaries he will encounter on the Bounty's extraordinary last voyage. Walking a dangerous line between an unhappy crew and a captain he comes to admire, he finds himself in a no-man's land where the distinction between friend and foe is increasingly difficult to determine...

The Bounty

Combining vivid characterization and deft storytelling, Caroline Alexander shatters the centuries-old myths surrounding this story.

The Bounty

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440627517

Page: 512

View: 268

More 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.

The Mutiny on the Bounty

Join Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian and Tom on their incredible adventures at sea, and discover what the Bounty mutiny was really about. Dossiers: Life at Sea in the 18th Century Island Destinations in The Mutiny on the Bounty

The Mutiny on the Bounty

Author: Jeremy Fitzgerald

Publisher: Uitgeverij De Boeck Secundair onderwijs

ISBN: 9788853003089

Page: 96

View: 356

ADVENTURE What really happened on board the famous ship the Bounty? Why did the sailors mutiny against their captain, and where did they take the ship? How did the captain and his loyal crew survive a 5,000 mile journey? Join Captain Bligh, Fletcher Christian and Tom on their incredible adventures at sea, and discover what the Bounty mutiny was really about. Dossiers: Life at Sea in the 18th Century Island Destinations in The Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty

A story of the men who mutinied against the now famous Captain Bligh.

Mutiny on the Bounty

Author: Charles Nordhoff

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780780767454

Page: 379

View: 271

A story of the men who mutinied against the now famous Captain Bligh.

After the Bounty

A firsthand account of the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty and its aftermath.

After the Bounty

Author: Donald Maxton

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597976326

Page: 270

View: 457

A firsthand account of the mutiny on the H.M.S. Bounty and its aftermath.

The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty

Captain William Bligh recounts his experiences in 1789 when his ship "Bounty" was taken over in a mutiny and he and a crew of eighteen men were set adrift in an open boat in the southern Pacific Ocean.

The Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty

Author: William Bligh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781603400381

Page: 236

View: 342

The Mutiny on H M S Bounty

These works (presented chronologically) trace the history of the emotions and opinions of the public, allowing consideration of each work within the cultural and scholarly context of its period.

The Mutiny on H M S  Bounty

Author: Donald A. Maxton

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786430642

Page: 254

View: 283

"On April 29, 1789, a band of mutineers turned an otherwise common, uneventful voyage into an unforgettable legend. This reference book examines more than 1700 books, articles and other materials which deal with the now infamous mutiny on the Bounty and its legacy"--Provided by publisher.

In Bligh s Hand

In Bligh's Hand gives readers an insight into the character of William Bligh, the man who saved his men's lives through his iron will and stubborn adherence to a relentless regime of rationing and navigational calculations that kept the ...

In Bligh s Hand

Author: Jennifer Gall

Publisher: National Library Australia

ISBN: 0642277052

Page: 234

View: 377

After the mutiny on the Bounty on 28 April 1789, led by Fletcher Christian, Captain William Bligh and 18 others were forced onto a 7-metre-long open boat and cast adrift. It was the beginning of a 47-day, 6700-kilometre journey from Tofua (a volcanic island in the Tonga group) to Timor. On this amazing voyage of survival, Bligh wrote daily entries in a small water-stained notebook and a selection of facsimile pages from this notebook is the foundation of In Bligh's Hand: Surviving the Mutiny on the Bounty. All but one of the men survived to reach Timor. In Bligh's Hand gives readers an insight into the character of William Bligh, the man who saved his men's lives through his iron will and stubborn adherence to a relentless regime of rationing and navigational calculations that kept the launch on course.

The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H M S Bounty

A must-read for true-crime buffs and fans of maritime history, The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences is widely recognized as the most detailed historical account of the mutiny ...

The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H M S  Bounty

Author: Sir John Barrow

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 1775450147

Page: 282

View: 204

A must-read for true-crime buffs and fans of maritime history, The Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty: Its Cause and Consequences is widely recognized as the most detailed historical account of the mutiny on the Bounty that has spawned dozens of novels, movies, and other pop-culture retellings.

Mr Bligh s Bad Language

Moving to a larger stage, the scope of the book shifts to the reception of the mutiny in England in the eighteenth century.

Mr Bligh s Bad Language

Author: Greg Dening

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521467186

Page: 460

View: 308

Captain Bligh and the mutiny on the Bounty have become proverbial in their capacity to evoke the extravagant and violent abuse of power. But William Bligh was one of the least violent disciplinarians in the British navy. It is this paradox which inspired Greg Dening to ask why the mutiny took place. His book explores the theatrical nature of what was enacted in the power-play on deck, on the beaches at Tahiti and in the murderous settlement at Pitcairn, on the altar stones and temples of sacrifice, and on the catheads from which men were hanged. Part of the key lies in the curious puzzle of Mr Bligh's bad language.

The Mutiny on Board H M S Bounty

Captain Bligh's narrative of the mutiny, on board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.

The Mutiny on Board H M S  Bounty

Author: William Bligh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781589762282

Page: 172

View: 729

Captain Bligh's narrative of the mutiny, on board His Majesty's Ship Bounty; and the subsequent voyage of part of the crew, from Tofoa, one of the Friendly Islands, to Timor, a Dutch settlement in the East Indies.

The Bounty The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty text only

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.

The Bounty  The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty  text only

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007404549

Page: 512

View: 597

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.