On this day in 1789, Fletcher Christian and companions staged a rather famous mutiny. There have been many tellings of the tale, one of the best known being the book by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall. What not many people realize is that their Mutiny on the Bounty is part of a trilogy. There are several editions of all three books out there.
The Bounty Trilogy: Comprising the Three Volumes, Mutiny on the Bounty, Men against the Sea and Pitcairn's Island
For a related chronology (starting with the christening of William Bligh on September 9, 1754, in Plymouth, England, and extending to the 1841 death of Fletcher Christian's wife Mauatua), see here.
UPDATE: A reader left a recommendation for the following book in the comments section.
The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty
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