MUTINY ON THE BOUNTYCharles Nordhoff and James Norman HallLittle, Brown ($2.50).
Iron men and wooden shipsthe cat-o'-nine-taiisSouth Sea paradisemutiny shipwreckopen boatsa trial for piracy, with perjury and missing witnessesunjust sentencehappy endingthese are the time-honored ingredients of Authors Nordhoff & Hall's surefire seafaring tale.
Founded on fact. Mutiny on the Bounty, though fictionalized and given a narrator-hero, still reads like an actual account.
On Dec. 23, 1787, H. M. S. Bounty, left England for Tahiti. She never came back.
The tale of what happened to her is told by one of her midshipmen. Roger...