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Bligh : Master Mariner - Rob Mundle

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There's a lot more to Captain Bligh than mutiny, rum and convicts ...

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 24-year-old Master Bligh as he witnesses the demise of his Captain and mentor Cook; a 34-year-old Lieutenant Bligh at the helm of the famous Bounty then cast adrift by Fletcher Christian on an epic 47-day open-boat voyage from Tonga to Timor; and a 36-year-old Captain Bligh as he takes HMS Providence, in the company of a young Matthew Flinders, on a grand scientific voyage around the world. And all this before he was forty.

Rob Mundle's BLIGH puts you at the heart of a great nautical life - it's a story that embraces the romance of the sea, bravery in battle, the adventure of exploration under sail and the cost of having the courage of your convictions.

About The Author

Rob Mundle is an international bestselling author, journalist and competitive yachtsman whose own family heritage is with the sea, dating back to his great-great-grandfather who was the master of square riggers. For over forty years he has been able to combine his passion for sailing and boating with his career as a journalist and author. Rob has written ten books, reported on more than 30 Sydney to Hobart Races, covered seven America s Cup challenges (including Australia s historic 1983 win), four Olympics and numerous other major international events. A yachtsman in his own right, he is the winner of local, state and Australian sailing championships, and a competitor in many major local and international contests, including three Sydney to Hobarts. He has sailed everything from sailboards and 18-foot skiffs through to supermaxi yachts and large offshore multihulls. Rob has an intimate knowledge of the waters Bligh explored and traversed, having sailed the Solent, the English Channel, the Mediterranean, around Cape Horn, the northern waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Torres Strait, along the eastern archipelago of Indonesia, the West Indies, Fiji, New Caledonia, Hawaii, Cape Town, Tasmania, New Zealand, New Hebrides and Scandinavia - in Bligh s wake.

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5.0

a great read

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      a great synopsis of Bligh's life as a sailor and leader. I couldn't put the book down. An amazing true story

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      5.0

      Highly recommended

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      from Central Coast NSW

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      • Deserves Multiple Readings
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        After reading this myself I bought another to give as a gift. It helps you to learn about history while you become engrossed in a very well written novel wtih a different aspect on Bligh's character and circumstances.

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        5.0

        Bligh Master Mariner. An excellent read

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          Comments about Bligh:

          It was easy to read,informative,historically accurate. If there is ever a book to dispel the inaccuracies about Blighs character, his alleged cruelty towards his subordinates etc,this is the book. A book for both young and old.

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          'A fine storyteller and the scope of his research in Bligh: Master Mariner is vast.' [Sydney Morning Herald]'There's more to Cap'n Bligh than the Bounty mutiny and convicts.' [The Australian]'Mundle admits he does not write as a historian and his account, redolent with the colour and action of life on the high seas, is the more entertaining as a result.' [The Daily Telegraph]'Mundle's strength is that his own experience of the sea makes for vivid, absorbing descriptions of Bligh's voyages.' [Weekend Australian]'Mundle's Bligh is a meticulously researched biography that benefits from its author's seafaring experience and ability to write with bracing vitality of the trials faced during the age of exploration.' [The Age]

          Robert Mundle

          Rob Mundle is the author of the highly acclaimed international bestseller Fatal Storm. He has written six other books, including the bestselling Sir James Hardy: An Adventurous Life, Alan Bond’s authorised biography,Bond, and Life at the Extreme, the official record of the 2005/2006 Volvo Ocean Race round the world. He lives in Main Beach, Queensland.

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          ISBN: 9780733628467
          ISBN-10: 073362846X
          Audience: General
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 400
          Published: 29th August 2011
          Publisher: Hachette Australia
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.2  x 3.1
          Weight (kg): 0.54
          Edition Number: 1