July 10, 2009

The Bounty Mutiny

From the series Famous Court Cases That Became Movies, The Bounty Mutiny's author Edward Willett looks at this famous case and all the movies that it inspired, namely 'The Bounty' starring Mel Gibson. The Bounty was a British ship visiting Tahiti in 1789 when some of the crew overthrew the captain, William Bligh, and set him adrift in a tiny boat with sailors loyal to him. The mutiny resulted in a number of trials—both of men who mutinied and of Bligh for losing command of the ship.

Enslow Publishers, ISBN: 978-0-7660-3128-9, Interest Level: Grades 6-up, Page Count: 128

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