True Crime and Punishment: Mutinies: Shocking real-life stories of subversion at sea

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Allen & Unwin, Feb 1, 2011 - True Crime - 240 pages
Mutinies is an exhaustive investigation of twenty-three of the world's most infamous uprisings at sea, from the earliest days of ocean exploration to the present. Investigating the circumstances and motivations that drive seamen to overthrow authority and commit extreme and lethal crimes, Barry Stone uncovers the fascinating stories behind some of maritime history's most treacherous and treasonous acts. From the psychopathic events that unfolded on the Batavia in 1629 with leader Jeronimus Cornelisz systematically torturing and killing survivors when the ship ran aground, to the chilling real-life The Hunt for Red October story—the extraordinary revolt aboard the Soviet warship Storozhevoy in 1975, this explosive collection of true stories makes for gripping reading.

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The Wager Mutiny
The Mutinies of the British Fleet at Spithead and the Nore
The Vlieter Incident
Mutiny on the Texan Schooner San Antonio
Brazils Revolta da Chibata The Revolt of the Whip
The Wilhelmshaven Mutiny
The Invergordon Mutiny
The Mutiny on De Zeven ProvinciŽn
The SS Columbia Eagle Incident

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About the author (2011)

Barry Stone is a writer and travel photographer and a graduate of the Australian College of Journalism. His photographs have been widely exhibited. Barry has been a long-time contributor of feature stories and travel pieces to some of Australia's largest daily newspapers, and was a contributing author to the 2006 ABC Books publication Historica: 1000 Years of Our Lives and Times. He is author I Want to Be Alone and co-author of The Greatest Headlines in History.

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