Bligh

Bligh

by Rob Mundle
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date: 20/02/2019
  $21.99

Beyond the Bounty: A biography of the Royal Navy officer from “a master of the maritime narrative” (The Sydney Morning Herald).


The eighteenth century was an era when brave mariners took their ships beyond the horizon in search of an unknown world. Those chosen to lead these expeditions were exceptional navigators, men who had shown brilliance as they ascended the ranks in the Royal Navy. They were also bloody good sailors.


From ship’s boy to vice-admiral, discover how much more there was to Captain Bligh than his infamous bad temper. Meet a twenty-four-year-old Master Bligh as he witnesses the demise of his captain and mentor, Cook; a thirty-four-year-old Lieutenant Bligh at the helm of the famous Bounty then cast adrift by Fletcher Christian on an epic forty-seven-day open-boat voyage from Tonga to Timor; and a thirty-six-year-old Captain Bligh as he takes HMS Providence, in the company of a young Matthew Flinders, on a grand voyage to Tahiti and back.


This book goes beyond the character we’ve seen in movies—into the real life of a complex and remarkable seaman.

ISBN:
9781783378418
9781783378418
Category:
Military history
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
20-02-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books
Rob Mundle

Rob Mundle established his international identity as an author in 1999 with his gripping factual account of one of the world’s most dramatic sporting tragedies, the 54th Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

His book, Fatal Storm, became an international bestseller. It is published in six languages and has sold well over 200,000 copies a remarkable achievement for this category in publishing. His three most recent books, ‘Bligh – Master Mariner’, ‘Flinders, The Man Who Mapped Australia’, and ‘Cook from Sailor to Legend’, achieved No. 1 bestselling status across Australia within a few weeks of being released.

‘Bligh Master Mariner’ has been released in the UK. Rob has now published his 14th book, a fresh and insightful look into the activities around the First Fleet sailing to Australia, and the men and women who became the cornerstone of the foundation of the nation. Rob Mundle was awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) in 2013 for his services to Sailing and Journalism.

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