Paradise in Chains

The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

Author: Diana Preston

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA


Category: History

Page: 352

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Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization. Indeed, 9 convicts from the Australian penal colony, led by Mary Bryant, also traveled 3,250 miles across the open ocean and some uncharted seas to land at the same port Bligh had reached only months before. In this meticulously researched dual narrative of survival, acclaimed historian Diana Preston provides the background and context to explain the thrilling open-boat voyages each party survived and the Pacific Island nations each encountered on their journey to safety. Through this deep-dive, readers come to understand the Pacific Islands as they were and as they were perceived, and how these seemingly utopian lands became a place where mutineers, convicts, and eventually the natives themselves, were chained.

Discourses of Rumi

Author: A.J Arberry

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 641

Reprint of the 1961 classic study of the discourses of the founder of the order of Whirling Dervishes.

Hagarism: The Making of the Islamic World

Author: Patricia Crone

Publisher: CUP Archive


Category: History

Page: 268

View: 151

A study of Islamic civilisation and the intimate link between Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam.

The Paradise of God

Or, the Virtues of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Author: Florentin Boudreaux



Category: Sacred Heart, Devotion to

Page: 365

View: 608