Books: Villain to Hero

MEN AGAINST THE SEA—Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall—Little, Brown ($2).

Truth, notoriously less neat than fiction, occasionally turns up art readymade. Such a made-to-order true story is the tale of the Bounty, 18th Century British brig whose voyage to Tahiti and back was cut short in the Pacific by mutiny. In Mutiny on the Bounty (TIME, Oct. 17, 1932) Authors Nordhoff & Hall told the first part of the tale. Men against the Sea is a straightforward but circumstantial account of what happened to Captain Bligh and his men when the mutineers...

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