Sam McKinney, a former research associate at the Vancouver Maritime Museum, has been a journalist, teacher of Outward Bound programs and builder of small boats. He lives in Portland, Oregon.
"Enshrined in myth and legend the story of Bligh and the Bounty is herein dissected based on the accounts of five surviving witnesses. Was Bounty a hell ship? Was Bligh a brutal martinet? Was the mutiny justified? - these are just a few of the questions assessed in this competent book set against the hardships of eighteenth century seagoing." -- The Nautical Magazine, April 2004.