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The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A Bountiful Story !!

My first inclination was to not buy this book as who needs an expose akin to the trash one might see in the National Inquirer. Not so with this treasure. Well researched and flowing without prejudice. The author gives you a wonderful read without spoiling it by drawin...
My first inclination was to not buy this book as who needs an expose akin to the trash one might see in the National Inquirer. Not so with this treasure. Well researched and flowing without prejudice. The author gives you a wonderful read without spoiling it by drawing her own conclusions. One is left to his/her own conclusions about who is Jekyl and who is Hyde. A great read about a perplexing journey many years ago. Read it and enjoy. Congratulations to the author for showing restraint and giving us the historical facts without personal opinions.

posted by Anonymous on February 8, 2004

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Extensive Research -- Needs Editing

I truly enjoyed the story of the Bounty and the general organization of this book. However, the author obviously wanted to let us all see every single piece of research she ran across. This could have been much more concise. Needs editing.

posted by Anonymous on January 5, 2004

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2004

    Extensive Research -- Needs Editing

    I truly enjoyed the story of the Bounty and the general organization of this book. However, the author obviously wanted to let us all see every single piece of research she ran across. This could have been much more concise. Needs editing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2004

    Fascinating look at a legendary story

    Caroline Alexander writes of the mutiny on the Bounty with the urgency of a Hollywood screenwriter pounding out the latest big-budget action flick, and in so doing takes a somewhat old-hat military history and brings it alive with dry wit, illuminating digression, and interesting organization. She jumps back and forth in time, spends many pages drawing connections between key players in the event, and detailing her intense research. This is good history, and it's engagingly presented, but one can't help but find Alexander's book a little meandering at times, if not simply boring. If it can be said, 'The Bounty' is almost over-researched at times, with her tangents becoming (much like those of Jon Krakauer in 'Under the Banner of Heaven') detrimental to the overall success of her book.

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