THE HERITAGE OF THE BOUNTY by Harry L. Shapire
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THE HERITAGE OF THE BOUNTY

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Here's a new approach to the Bounty data -- and should be good for a reaping of some of the harvest, of the trilogy, the source book, and the picture. The research that went into this antedates the publishing of the first of the trilogy, for Dr. Shapire's interest, as an anthropologist, in the fate of the Bounty mutineers, dates back to 1922. Fortunately, the islanders have kept a record through six generations, and on this basis, Dr. Shapiro was able to build his material, developing it on all sides -- historical, cultural, biological, and personal. The book tells the story of the Pitcairn islanders, from the Mutiny to the present; here you will learn the troubles the mutineers brought on themselves, through bringing with them natives of both sexes; their attempts at various forms of government; their contacts with the world; their religious life; their customs and daily life; the effect of in-breeding; the migrations when the island became overcrowded. Excellent supplement to other books -- and, as seems inherent in the story -- good reading. The sales reports on the trilogy indicate continued live interest. Why not make a display of all the associated books -- for plus sales.

Pub Date: April 14th, 1936
Publisher: Simon & Schuster