Captain Bligh and Mr Christian: The Men and Mutiny



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Richard Alexander Hough was a British author and historian specializing in naval history As a child, he was obsessed with making model warships and collecting information about navies around the world In 1941, he joined the Royal Air Force and trained at a flying school near Los Angeles He flew Hurricanes and Typhoons and was wounded in action After World War II, Hough worked as a part time de

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Captain Bligh and Mr Christian: The Men and Mutiny
  • Richard Hough
  • English
  • 04 April 2017
  • 9781557502308

10 thoughts on “Captain Bligh and Mr Christian: The Men and Mutiny

  1. says:

    Beautifully written, the narrative keeps pace with the tumultuous events and the often mundane existence aboard an ocean going vessel A lot of the apocrypha surrounding the Captain is thankfully dispersed and replaced by a much humane and credible account.

  2. says:

    Captain Bligh Fletcher Christian Their names are forever linked and neither man would like that fact, albeit for different reasons The two men, both late of His Majesty s Armed Vessel Bounty, are the two great antagonists in history s most notorious mutiny an event that, 228 years later, has lost none of its power to fascinate Yet the popular historical novels and big budget Hollywood movies that have purported to tell the true story of what happened aboard H.M.A.V Bounty on 28 April 1789 may actually have gotten a great deal wrong, as Richard Hough makes clear in his book Captain Bligh and Mister Christian.Hough, a veteran naval historian of the salt water in the veins school, is well suited to the task of stripping away the encrusted layers of myth that have gathered, barnacle like, about the Bounty saga As a sailor himself, he sailed the Cape Horn waters where the Bounty took such a beating, watched the skyline of Rarotonga loom out of the morning maze as Christian now the lonely mutineer had seen it, made my choppy way into Bounty Bay, Pitcairn Island Matavai Bay, and visited in a launch little bigger than Bligh s a number of the islands inside the Great Barrier Reef ...

  3. says:

    Having read a Val McDairmid book which had links to this story I picked out this book as further reading A good pick as its an excellent read and really interesting Recommended.

  4. says:

    So interesting.

  5. says:

    I read everything Bounty, because I loved the story as a young kid This was from a historically accurate point of view, the author s note after read this particular one in Readers Digest condensed was very inte...

  6. says:

    A wonderful in depth look at the main characters in the Bounty mutiny by Richard Hough William Bligh was undoubtably a bully and at times a poor leader, however he was a great navigator and seaman, perhaps the greatest of his generation, Fletcher Christian one time f...

  7. says:

    Richard Hough, RDC M, 3, 1973, 1973, 1 74 The story of Fletcher Christian and the rest of the Bounty s mutineers discovery of an uninhabited island and their attempt to create a community away from the pursuing ships of the Royal Navy is part of this narrative Captain Bligh s...

  8. says:

    This was an excellent read I think we are all aware of the basic story of the infamous mutiny but this book flushes out the details in an balanced unbiased reconstruction of this historic event How people lived in those days 1780s ...

  9. says:

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com

  10. says:

    Historical view of Bligh and Christian in mutiny on Bounty

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