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Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas

Men Without Country: The true story of exploration and rebellion in the South Seas (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Christian, Harrison

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A mission to collect breadfruit from Tahiti becomes the most famous mutiny in history when the crew rise up against Captain William Bligh, with accusations of food restrictions and unfair punishments. Bligh's remarkable journey back to safety is well documented, but the fates of ...the mutinous men remain shrouded in mystery. Some settled in Tahiti only to face capture and court martial, others sailed on to form a secret colony on Pitcairn Island, the most remote inhabited island on earth, avoiding detection for twenty years. When an American captain stumbled across the island in 1808, only one of the Bounty mutineers was left alive. Told by a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian, Men Without Country details the journey of the Bounty, and the lives of the men aboard. Lives dominated by a punishing regime of hard work and scarce rations, and deeply divided by the hierarchy of class. It is a tale of adventure and exploration punctuated by moments of extreme violence - towards each other and the people of the South Pacific. For the first time, Christian provides a comprehensive and compelling account of the whole story - from the history of trade and exploration in the South Seas to Pitcairn Island, which provided the mutineers' salvation, and then became their grave.
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ISBN 9781761150050
Published NZ 7 Jul 2021
Publisher Ultimo Press
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781761150050
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Ultimo Press
Imprint Ultimo Press
Published 7 Jul 2021
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
 › 1 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Christian, Harrison
Category Biography & Autobiography: Historical, Political & Military
True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific
Australasian & Pacific History
Maritime History
Australian
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Biography: Historical, Political & Military
ONIX Text General/trade

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