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The Resource Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas, Anne Salmond

Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas, Anne Salmond

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Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas
Title
Bligh
Title remainder
William Bligh in the South Seas
Statement of responsibility
Anne Salmond
Title variation
William Bligh in the South Seas
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a significant episode in the history of the world, not simply of the West
Summary
"In Bligh, the story of the most notorious of all Pacific explorers is told through a new lens as a key episode in the history of the world, rather than simply of the West. Award-winning anthropologist Anne Salmond recounts with a fresh perspective the triumphs and disasters of William Bligh's life in a riveting narrative that for the first time portrays the Pacific islanders as players. Beginning in 1777, when Bligh, at twenty-two, first arrived in Tahiti with Captain Cook, Salmond charts Bligh's three Pacific voyages--and tells how they transformed lives on the islands as well as on board the ships and back in Europe. She sheds new insight into the mutiny aboard the Bounty--and on Bligh's remarkable 3,000-mile journey across the Pacific in a small boat--through revelations from the raw, unguarded letters between him and his wife Betsy. This beautifully told story reveals Bligh for the first time, as an important ethnographer adding to the paradoxical legacy of this famed seaman, and it captures more definitively than ever the excitement, drama, and terror of these events" --Publisher's website
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10144688
Cataloging source
QRML
Dewey number
910.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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William Bligh in the South Seas
Label
Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas, Anne Salmond
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
528 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670075560
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780670075560
Label
Bligh : William Bligh in the South Seas, Anne Salmond
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
528 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780670075560
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780670075560

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