Vice Admiral William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and a colonial administrator. Three historic mutinies occurred under his command: The HM Bounty, the Nore and the Run Rebillion in New South Whales. Yet he was considered a capital seaman and good comander.
I love this book. I read it to my Grandfather a couple of years ago while I was up staying with them. I fell in love with this story and the bonding Grandpa and I did while reading it. Google Image Result for http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/50/Mutiny_HMS_Bounty.jpg/320px-Mutiny_HMS_Bounty.jpg