I first read this trilogy in 1984 and the three part tale has stayed with me ever since. The personality clash between Christian and Bligh culminating in the mutiny. Bligh's incredible achievement in sailing a 23 foot open boat some 3,600 miles to safety with 19 loyal seamen. The tragic story of the party of mutineers and Tahitian men and women lead by Christain to their doom on Pitcairn, the world's loneliest island. The fate of those mutineers who stayed on Tahiti rather than sail with Christian only to be captured and returned to England for court-martial. I heartily recommend this volume to all as a study in human loyalty, betrayal, greed and murder.