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free download º eBook or Kindle ePUB ê Charles Bernard Nordhoff This novel the second in the Bounty Trilogy follows the fortunes of Captain Bligh and loyal cre. In this the second installment of the Bounty trilogy the jettisoned crew of Captain Bligh's 23 foot launch travels 3600 miles from the island of Tofoa to the Dutch colony of Timor This novel is based on a true story of Captain Bligh's miracle whereby he saved the lives of 18 of the 19 men who were marooned with him on the little launch to fend for themselves in the vastness of the South PacificHonestly I enjoyed the Mutiny on the Bounty better but Mutiny had it all adventure the interaction of cultures and the legal drama of the mutiny trial In contrast Men against the Sea is a grinding tale of hardship The men on this little launch suffered through days of privations barely enough food to survive storms cold heat murderous natives and their own arguements and struggles The Captain Bligh character did a 180 degree turn in this novel No longer the petty tyrannical and thieving officer that he was in Mutiny in Men he is a selfless courageous and inspirational leader There were just enough references in Men to the mutiny to remind the reader of Bligh's shortcoming but other than that you would not know that this is the same man It is uite interestingAlthough Men against the Sea is not as good as Mutiny on the Bounty it is a riveting story of survival at sea I would recommend it to anyone particularly to anyone who loves a good sea story and anyone who enjoyed the Mutiny on the Bounty

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review Men Against the Sea Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ This novel the second in the Bounty Trilogy follows the fortunes of Captain Bligh and loyal crew members after they have been cast adrift in an open boat Battling against starvation and attacks by savages they eventually navigate their ill euipped boat to the safety of the East In W members after they have been cast adrift in an open boat Battling against starvation and atta. The second book in the Mutiny on the Bounty trilogy continues the tradition of “books with the kind of content in it that Marty would prefer without even having read it to a dozen of the latest prize winning modern novels artistically re treading WWII ‘based on true stories’ with anachronistic themes” Sorry too specific I just feel as if that is every trendy book club prize winning novel choice nowadays And it just makes me tired thinking of reading and feeling as if I am being forced by everyone to admit how amazing it is Whereas survival on the open sea in a small boat after a mutiny You had me at survival and sealed the deal with mutinyWhere the Mutiny on the Bounty details the build up to the mutiny the mutiny and the first adventures of the mutineers until some of them are taken back to England Men Against the Sea is the much simple tale of how Lieutenant Bligh miraculously took 18 crew members in an overcrowded open boat four thousand miles to safety with very limited food supplies and no firearmsMutiny definitely is the fleshed out novel boasting romance conflict legal drama exotic settings and grave injustice to be addressed yet it also has the advantage of providing the same sort of survivor element found in Men Against the Sea That does not diminish the incredible events only marginally fictionalized in this true story telling of an adventure matched perhaps only by Shackleton and the survivors of The EssexOnce again the authors choose a narrator with excellent perspective on the adventure although this time the narrator is far less involved or developed as in The Mutiny merely a purpose to an end of telling the story Which story is told without a whole lot of elaboration or frills For me that is than enough The real life events coupled with some insightful moments of description and emotions during various stages of the adversity in the journey provide all that I needed from this “spin off” of the original taleWhile I don’t uite have the same admiration for the leadership ualities of Bligh as I do for Shackleton nor the sense of pity for what he suffered that I hold for Pollard of the Essex I can say that his determination and laser focus on his duty undoubtedly rescued the crew where few others could haveI imagine the third book will do of the same as the second Neither will be able to top the first with its complete story but if it does what Men Against the Sea does that is as I’ve said than enough for me

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Men Against the SeaCks by savages they eventually navigate their ill euipped boat to the safety of the East Indies. read Men Against the Sea during a particularly insomniac night; it's the shortest of the three books told in the voice of the historical surgeon's mate of the Bounty Thomas Ledward explaining the epic 41 day 6500 km journey taken by Bligh and 18 others in an 7 metre long open boat from the site of the mutiny near Tofua one of the Tonga islands to Kupang at the western end of Timor avoiding the potentially hostile shores of Australia and other islands one man was killed at the very beginning on Tofua It is an extraordinary feat of navigation and Nordhoff and Hall succeed in spinning it out; the internal tensions among the 18 survivors are easy to imagine and well portrayed The impact of their ordeal on the men's digestive systems also is a disturbing but reasonable detail Interestingly Samuel is portrayed here as just another crew member; the previous book's anti Semitism has disappeared The book ends with Ledward taking his leave of Bligh who is on his way back to London In real life Ledward was one of the five crewmen who died very soon after they reached Batavia where they all went shortly after arriving in Timor