A biography of an infamous seafarer by another seafarer -- at last.
The Australian Age has run a very warm review of Bligh, Master Mariner by Australian yachtsman, journo, and maritime historian Rob Mundle.
Mundle's Bligh is a meticulously researched biography that benefits from its author's seafaring experience and ability to write with bracing vitality of the trials faced during the age of exploration. If it does, at points, sail close to the wind of corrective hagiography, it remains a book that will gladden the heart of anyone with an interest in maritime history.
Definitely on my must-read list, so expect my own review in due course. Meantime, you can read an interview with the author on the Booktopia blog.