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Unsurpassed as a gripping tale of historical adventure, Men Against the Sea is the epic account of the eighteen loyal men set adrift on the high seas after the mutiny on the Bounty.

With Captain Bligh at the helm of a 23-foot open launch, the loyal sailors are alone on uncharted waters, struggling to survive on scant rations and taking pains to avoid war canoes and inhabited islands under cover of night. Their 3,600-mile voyage from the island of Tofoa in the Friendly Archipelago to the Dutch East Indies remains to this day one of the greatest feats of courage and endurance in maritime history.

“Splendid…Nordhoff and Hall have done a magnificent job in narrative Captain Bligh’s remarkable feat.” —Chicago Tribune

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"One of the great stories of the sea."
Times Literary Supplement
"Perhaps the most remarkable voyage of an open, overloaded, and underprovisioned boat in the annals of seafaring...The authors have taken lessons from Conrad in penetrating the psychology of seamen and from Stevenson in building from scanty sources a tale having verisimilitude."
Percy Hutchison, New York Times Book Review
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