Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas

Author(s): Anne Salmond

Cook, Exploration & the Pacific | Secondhand

Beginning in 1777, when William Bligh, at twenty-two, first arrived in Tahiti with Captain Cook, this title 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.


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"A rich and riveting biography... Salmond has successfully brought to life the complex personality of William Bligh and his world."--Library Journal "A fine and measured biography ... a model of depth, style and scope."--Wall Street Journal

Anne Salmond is Distinguished Professor of Maori Studies and Anthropology at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Among her books are Two Worlds: First Meetings between Maori and European 1642-1772 and The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas.

General Fields

  • : 9780520270565
  • : The University Press Group Ltd
  • : University of California Press
  • : October 2011
  • : 241mm X 165mm X 44mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne Salmond
  • : Hardback
  • : 990
  • : 528
  • : Illustrations (some col.)