Books: Bounty Salvaged

PITCAIRN'S ISLAND—Charles Nordhoff & James Norman Hall—Little, Brown ($2.50).

By the law of the sea, wrecks belong to the salvager. Few readers of 1954 would protest the claim of Salvagers Nordhoff & Hall to the Bounty, beached by mutineers on Pitcairn's Island in 1789. Others had been there before them, but Authors Nordhoff & Hall did more than strip the wreck of what was left. Bit by bit they salvaged or reconstructed every piece of the Bounty's history. Last week they finished the long job: in Pitcairn's Island they gave the third and final...

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