Men Against the Sea



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

Product Details

Back Bay Books
Publish Date
July 14, 2003
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.4 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author

Charles Nordhoff (1 February 1887 - 10 April 1947) and James Norman Hall (22 April 1887 - 5 July 1951) collaborated on a large number of written works, notably their "Bounty" trilogy, accounting the tale of the mutiny on board the HMS Bounty and its aftermath, which included "Mutiny on the Bounty", "Men Against the Sea", and "Pitcairn's Island".
James Norman Hall (22 April 1887 - 5 July 1951) was an American author best known for the novel Mutiny on the Bounty with co-author Charles Nordhoff. During World War I, Hall had the distinction of serving in the militaries of three Western allies: Great Britain as an infantryman and then flying for France and later the United States.


"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