History

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Author: Geoff D'Eon

Publisher: Formac Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781459505445

Category: History

Page: 162

View: 564

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.
History

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Bounty: The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Author: Geoff D'Eon

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 9781459505544

Category: History

Page: 278

View: 198

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.
Performing Arts

Screening the Past

Screening the Past

Author: Tony Barta

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275954021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 300

View: 407

Historians and filmmakers explore how and why history is portrayed on film.
Fiction

The Inland Sea

The Inland Sea

Author: Madeleine Watts

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 9781646220182

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 289

In this "eloquent debut," a young Australian woman unable to find her footing in the world begins to break down when the emergencies she hears working as a 911 operator and the troubles within her own life gradually blur together, forcing her to grapple with how the past has shaped her present (Publishers Weekly). Drifting after her final year in college, a young writer begins working part-time as an emergency dispatch operator in Sydney. Over the course of an eight-hour shift, she is dropped into hundreds of crises, hearing only pieces of each. Callers report car accidents and violent spouses and homes caught up in flame. The work becomes monotonous: answer, transfer, repeat. And yet the stress of listening to far-off disasters seeps into her personal life, and she begins walking home with keys in hand, ready to fight off men disappointed by what they find in neighboring bars. During her free time, she gets black-out drunk, hooks up with strangers, and navigates an affair with an ex-lover whose girlfriend is in their circle of friends. Two centuries earlier, her great-great-great-great-grandfather--the British explorer John Oxley--traversed the wilderness of Australia in search of water. Oxley never found the inland sea, but the myth was taken up by other men, and over the years, search parties walked out into the desert, dying as they tried to find it. Interweaving a woman's self-destructive unraveling with the gradual worsening of the climate crisis, The Inland Sea is charged with unflinching insight into our age of anxiety. At a time when wildfires have swept an entire continent, this novel asks what refuge and comfort looks like in a constant state of emergency.
American literature

Saturday Review of Literature

Saturday Review of Literature

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001038387

Category: American literature

Page:

View: 382

Boys' Life

Boys' Life

Author:

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Category:

Page: 48

View: 584

Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.
Religion

Exploring Psalms

Exploring Psalms

Author: John Phillips

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 0825434939

Category: Religion

Page: 712

View: 838

"John Phillips writes with enthusiasm and clarity, . . . cutting through the confusion and heretical dangers associated with Bible interpretation." --Moody Magazine

Menschen in ihren Käfigen

Menschen in ihren Käfigen

Author: Frank Icking

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783000280665

Category:

Page: 274

View: 939

History

The South Seas

The South Seas

Author: Sean Brawley

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739193365

Category: History

Page: 340

View: 824

The South Seas is an innovative work of cultural history, tracing the ways in which the idea of “the South Seas” has been understood and transmitted through Western culture since the eighteenth century.
New York (N.Y.)

The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces

The United States Army and Navy Journal and Gazette of the Regular and Volunteer Forces

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924069759862

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page:

View: 802

Naval history

Naval History

Naval History

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89082516675

Category: Naval history

Page:

View: 670

LIFE

LIFE

Author:

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ISBN:

Category:

Page: 134

View: 390

LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.