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Governor Bligh and the Short Man free pdf A cultured young Englishwoman, Mary is a complete novice at sea. She is entirely unprepared for life on the convoy that sets sail from Portsmouth in 1806: for the unfamiliar rituals, the great emptiness of the ocean, the terrifying storms, the bedazzling natural wonders. Most troubling of all is the bizarre quarrel between her father and the captain of the convoy, Joseph Short, a man whose sensitivities are almost a match for William Bligh's and whose temper brings the voyagers to the brink of catastrophe. Mary's witty journal invites us beyond the quarterdeck rivalries into the private world of the Blighs: their family and friends, and the tragedies and failings of a living legend embarking on his last great command.

About Peter Cochrane

Peter Cochrane is an award-winning historian. His previous books include Colonial Ambition: Foundations of Australian Democracy, and Australians at War.

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Author : Peter Cochrane
Publisher : Penguin Books Australia
Data Published : 24 April 2013
ISBN : 0143569635
EAN : 9780143569633
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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