The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
by Alexander, Caroline
Alexander frames her narrative by focussing on the court-martial of the 10 mutineers who were captured in Tahiti and brought to justice in England. She concludes that the “Bounty” mutiny was sparked by the most unpredictable, combustible, and human of situations–the chemistry between strong personalities living in close quarters. Her account of the voyage, the trial, and the fates of Bligh, Christian, and the mutineers reveals the truth behind the legend.