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The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific by [Brandon Presser]

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The Far Land swells in the cause and effect of actions of passion. Brandon Presser's fascinating narrative of the relentless consequences of the Bounty mutineers asks: were they brave or damned? They lived so very troubled ever after. You can’t make this stuff up!”―Tom Hanks

"Meticulously researched…Armchair adventurers will appreciate the author’s sharp and sympathetic eye, showing us the mechanics of a truly remote civilization. Presser’s detailed account provides a sense of authority to a story too bizarre to be anything but true.”―
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“A highly accomplished travel writer, Brandon Presser's 
The Far Land hits a lot of my pleasure centers: remote islands, then-and-now non-fiction, historical mysteries and forthright travelogues. The first night I started reading, I dreamed about Pitcairn Island.”―Maggie Shipstead, New York Times bestselling author of Great Circle

“Brandon Presser moves far beyond the 
Mutiny on the Bounty to the devastating tale of the Pitcairn Island settlement, a real-life Lord of the Flies tragedy. As Brandon finds when he makes a protracted visit to the island, it’s a story still unwinding and a definite reminder that island and paradise are two words which often don’t go together. It’s a tale which seamlessly blends his new take on the mutiny and its aftermath with his own experiences on Pitcairn today.”―Tony Wheeler, co-founder, Lonely Planet

“Presser debuts with a fascinating account of what happened after the HMS
Bounty mutineers settled on the remote South Pacific island of Pitcairn in 1790. [He] expertly intertwines the historical and contemporary elements of the story and brings Pitcairn’s unusual culture to vibrant life. Readers will have a tough time putting this one down.”―Publishers Weekly

“It’s easy to assume that nothing new could be unearthed or written about [the
Bounty]. But in his debut book, travel journalist Brandon Presser does exactly that, and brilliantly… [He] has managed to create a fact-based book that reads as grippingly as any thriller…an incredible, unforgettable tale.”―BookPage, *starred review*

The Far Land uncovers the almost unbelievable true story of Pitcairn Island, while taking readers on an exciting journey to one of the most remote communities in the world… Presser excels at depicting the strangeness, but his novelistic account of what happened to the original colonists is stranger and bloodier—and unforgettable in its shocking details… Lord of the Flies pales in comparison.”―Shelf Awareness

“A mash-up of an 18th-century adventure novel and the darkest episode of ‘Law & Order: Special Victims Unit’ imaginable.”―
New York Times Book Review

“Riveting and obsessively researched."―
Bloomberg

“Sometimes, the greatest adventure doesn't require packing a suitcase… I gasped with Presser as he unveiled truths about settling of the island, and I wandered along with him as he discovered both the beauty and the complexity of that island today.”―
Boston Herald --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

About the Author

Brandon Presser was born in Ottawa, Canada, and has lived in Paris, Tokyo, and New York City. Called a “rough-and-tough adventurer” by Entertainment Weekly, he has visited over 130 countries, and his travel writing has been featured in numerous publications including Bloomberg, Harper’s Bazaar, Condé Nast Traveler and Lonely Planet. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.
 
--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B096TWB29H
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ PublicAffairs (March 8, 2022)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 8, 2022
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3140 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 374 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 184 ratings

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Brandon Presser was born in Ottawa, Canada, and has lived in Paris, Tokyo, and New York City. Called a “rough-and-tough adventurer” by Entertainment Weekly, he has visited over 130 countries, and his travel writing has been featured in numerous publications including Bloomberg, Harper’s Bazaar, Condé Nast Traveler and Lonely Planet. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University.

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