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MR Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power and Theater on H. M. Armed Vessel Bounty

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"Captain Bligh" is a cliche of our times for the extravagant and violent misuse of power. In fact, William Bligh was one of the least physically violent disciplinarians in the British navy. That paradox inspires the author to ask why, then, did Bligh have a mutiny? Its answer is to display the theatricality of naval institutions and the ... Read More

MR Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power and Theater on H. M. Armed Vessel Bounty 1993, Cambridge University Press

ISBN-13: 9780521466660

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