American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Bligh, William 1754-1817. British naval officer who as captain of the H.M.S. Bounty was set adrift by his mutinous crew during a voyage to Tahiti (1789).
- n. British admiral; was captain of the H.M.S. Bounty in 1789 when part of the crew mutinied and set him afloat in an open boat; a few weeks later he arrived safely in Timor 4,000 miles away (1754-1817)
“When I was the same age as them, I read about Captain Bligh's amazing voyage in an open boat.”
“Captain Bligh and his loyal crewmen drank urine on their epic sail to safety.”
“Everything you think you know about Bligh is utterly wrong, says best-selling writer Caroline Alexander ..." —”
“(History, Nonfiction) (#205, Captain Bligh, Caroline Alexander, Fletcher Christian, The Bounty, The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty)”
“Charles Laughton – as Captain Bligh in Mutiny on the Bounty”
“Scrutiny On the Bounty: Captain Bligh's Secret Logbook”
“Scrutiny On the Bounty: Captain Bligh's Secret Logbook - Magazine - The Atlantic”
“The Atlantic:: Magazine:: Scrutiny On the Bounty: Captain Bligh's Secret Logbook”
“Thought there was one point in Bligh’s life where he was captain of a ship alongside Lord Nelson and was involved in a great victory at the battle of Copenhagen, and for that got to hang out with Nelson for a while.”
“Mayhap it has, but Caroline Alexander makes no mention of any startling research she’s discovered or something new that the reader doesn’t know, unless she assumes that we all already know everything there is to know about Captain Bligh and the Bounty, and can pick out her additions and discoveries, which is preposterous.”
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