Cambridge University Press, 1st.ed., 1992. Xii + 445 pp., 21 ills. D.j.,23 x 15cm. FINE. An excellent modern profile of the captain at the centre of the most infamous mutiny in naval history - William Bligh - and events aboard the BOUNTY in 1789. The author provides a fresh interpretation surrounding the seizure of Bligh's ship, and examines the reception the news received when it first reached England. He also dispels some of the mythology that arose almost immediately after the event - and continued into the 20th century with the aid of popular literature and Hollywood. This is an intriguing anthropological history of Bligh and a compelling study of his first, but not his last, mutiny. FINE copy.