Bligh: William Bligh in the South Seas
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.
"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.