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by John Toohey

Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering and Transport
Author: John Toohey
ISBN: 1841150770
ISBN13: 978-1841150772
Language: English
Publisher: Fourth Estate (July 1, 1999)
Pages: 224
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Captain Bligh's portable nightmare. Captain Bligh's portable nightmare. Bligh, William, 1754-1817, Great Britain. Royal Navy - Biography, Bounty Mutiny, 1789, Admirals - Great Britain - Biography, Great Britain - History, Naval - 18th century.

Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare book.

Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare : From the Bounty to Safety-4,162 Miles across the Pacific in a Rowing Boat. By (author) John Toohey.

Author John Toohey's book "Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare" lends long overdue balance to the extremely capable if troubled William Bligh. The book's early focus is on Bligh's experiences as ship's Master and principal cartographer during James Cook's third exploration of the Pacific. When Cook is killed in the Sandwich Islands Bligh feels blame.

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At dawn on 28 April 1789, Captain William Bligh and 18 men from the Bounty were herded onto a 23-foot boat and abandoned in the middle of the Pacific. Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare" is the extraordinary story of the 6705 kilometre journey that the boat made to Java.

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This text is the account of an extraordinary journey, a great achievement in the history of European seafaring and a personal triumph for a man that has been misjudged by history. At dawn on 28 April 1789, Captain William Bligh and 18 men from the Bounty were herded onto a 23-foot boat and abandoned in the middle of the Pacific. "Captain Bligh's Portable Nightmare" is the extraordinary story of the 6705 kilometre journey that the boat made to Java. It was an amazing feat of navigation and discipline that involved attacks by islanders, continuous storms, crippling illness and near starvation. Through the narration of the journey John Toohey skilfully interweaves the story of Bligh's life and re-evaluates his reputation in history. Toohey speculates on the unwritten truths of Bligh's life - his guilt over Captain Cook's death in Kealakekua Bay, the myths surrounding the Bounty expedition, the trials and retributions that followed his return to England, fighting next to Nelson at the Battle of Copenhagen. John Toohey reveals Bligh as a man of his times, misunderstood by later generations. Combining extensive research with story-telling, this is an extraordinary tale, an intriguing biography and a wonderful piece of history.
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Munigrinn
An indigestible mixture of fact and fantasy. On many, many pages Toohey invents what people are thinking. For example, "Even with his body twisted up and asleep in the most tortuous position, William Bligh looked to Fryer like a smug, self-satisfied individual." The author is somewhat less hostile to Captain Bligh than were Nordoff and Hall, and he does bring out the fact that William Bligh was a devout Christian, but otherwise he pretty much just serves up the old lies about him and completes the picture with lots of invented dialogue, internal and external.

If you read this book, read it as a work of fiction. As a novel, It is successful, and William Bligh is not alive to sue for libel.
Hellblade
For most people, the story of Captain Bligh is about the mutiny and perhaps ends when he is tossed off of the Bounty. However, this book only briefly touches upon the events leading up to the mutiny and then focuses on what happened when the Bligh and his allies were set adrift.

I don't want to give away the story but I will say that it is both interesting and amazing. Here are 18 people crammed into a small boat and left to drift in the Pacific Ocean - most of which was still mostly unexplored at the time. The methods used by Bligh to lead his men through the ordeal are a good lesson in leadership (of both the good and bad types) and about how revenge serves as a motivator in this adventure.

Read the book and decide for yourself whether Captain Bligh was a hero or a villain.
Jugore
It's rare that I give 5 stars for a book review but this, in my opinion, has earned it. I'm a self-confessed Bounty-phile, sucking up all the literature that she has to offer and this was no exception.
William Bligh must go down as one of the most maligned persons in history. This from a man who acted as second in command to Cook in his early 20's, became governor of Australia and, as this book explains, sailed over 4000 miles from memory in a 23 foot boat losing not a single man during the voyage.
Toohey starts us with the happenings at Keakekua Bay, Hawaii the day Cook was murdered. This, according to Toohey, stayed with Bligh all his years and coloured his actions thereafter. Sections of the book contain dialogue between the men in the boat; this has to be guessed at obviously but Toohey makes a decent stab at it.
This wil not take you long to read but will provide some valuable information on an oft-neglected area of the whole Bounty lore.
Bragis
Books on the Mutiny on the Bounty are usually written from the crew's perspective - this one balances that with the story of Bligh's incredible sea voyage of 4,162 miles in little more than a rowboat - a 23 foot launch - with 18 of his men. Anyone interested in the Bounty - or sea adventures - should read this book.
Throw her heart
An old and familiar story retold from new perspectives and with fresh insights into history and character. This is a fascinating book and you will enjoy it whether you are an amateur historian or just enjoy good writing. Reminds me of Joyhn McPhee's books -- the writer is so good he can make any subject interesting.
Malien
Good book. An excellent retelling of Blighs amazing nautical journey to safety after being set adrift from The Bounty.
JOIN
A must read by all confused millenials
Until I watched the recent 'Mutiny' TV series, I only had a vague impression of Bligh as a cruel and sadistic captain.
In actual fact he was a master mariner par excellence, taking his crew of eighteen over 4000 miles in a 23 ft launch, from the middle of the Pacific Ocean to Timor. After an unfriendly reception in the Friendly Islands (where one man died), Bligh resolved to try to sail directly to Timor and civilisation. On minimal rations, there were plenty of tensions, not least from resentful Second in Command, John Fryer - and as hunger kicked in, many men supported him against the strong-willed captain who was determined not to exceed the daily food allowance.

The author vividly recreates the 6 weeks at sea: "For three weeks since leaving Tofoa they had been hounded by storms, they were utterly exhauste, no one had slept a full night since fleeing the island, their clothes had rotted under the stinging force of the rain, they were starved, gaunt and filthy, the pork was spoiling and the bread was damp and mouldy grey."

Slightly 'fictionalized' at times as the author imagines the feelings of the protagonists; but a fascinating read.
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