Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

by Geoff D'Eon


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This is the story of two thrilling generations of Bounty. First, the original eighteenth century British Naval Transport ship, on which the most infamous mutiny in British naval history played out. Pulling together details from various contemporary accounts of these events author and filmmaker Geoff D'Eon tells the tale of a harsh leader cast out to sea who miraculously finds his way back to England. Then comes the glorious twentieth century Hollywood recreation of Bounty from Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Her crew spend delightful weeks in the South Pacific. Years later, Bounty fights for survival as her captain sails her straight into violent Hurricane Sandy. A dramatic rescue effort saves the crew, but the ship, the captain and one young crew member are lost.Spanning four centuries, this is a story of romance, risk, exotic travel, cruelty, lust, loyalty, jealousy, misadventure, hubris, heroism and death. Fully illustrated with paintings, photographs and artifacts, this book tells one of the greatest sea stories of them all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459505445
Publisher: Formac Publishing Ltd.
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,179,005
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

GEOFF D'EON is a veteran of television and event production, with extensive experience as a journalist, producer, writer, director and executive producer. He is a multi-Gemini award winner (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Rick Mercer's Talking To Americans, East Coast Music Awards) and is the chair of the Halifax Urban Folk Festival. Geoff lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Table of Contents

Prologue 7

1 Voyage to Paradise 13

2 Garden of Eden 28

3 Paradise Lost 32

4 The Pitcairn Islands 42

5 A Ripping Yarn 50

6 Bounty Reborn 58

7 The Bounty Boys 69

8 A Movie Star 77

9 Bounty Hits the Big Screen 81

10 A Show Boat 88

11 A Slow Decline 98

12 A New Beginning 109

13 Into the Hurricane 119

14 Lost at Sea 134

Epilogue 146

Addendum: The Other Bounty 153

Further Reading 155

Acknowledgements 157

Photo Credits 159

Index 160

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