Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, May 6, 2008 - History - 400 pages
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In 1905 more than seven hundred Russian sailors mutinied against their officers aboard the battleship Potemkin, one of the most powerful battleships in the world. Led by the charismatic firebrand Matyushenko, they risked their lives to take control of their ship and fly the red flag of revolution. What followed was a violent port-to-port chase that spanned eleven harrowing days and came to symbolize the Russian Revolution itself.

This pulse-pounding story alternates between the opulent court of Nicholas II and the drama on the high seas. Neal Bascomb combines extensive research and fresh information from Soviet archives to tell the true story of the deadliest naval mutiny in history. Red Mutiny is a terrific adventure filled with epic naval battles, heroic sacrifices, treachery, bloodlust, and the rallying cries of freedom.
 

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User Review  - setnahkt - LibraryThing

Disappointing. All I knew about the Potemkin comes from the movie, and stray references here and there, so I was pleased to find in a remainder list. Alas, it’s another history-by-a-journalist, with ... Read full review

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User Review  - marshapetry - LibraryThing

Highly recommend. Oh, the world could have been much different place if they had done it successfully, actually overthrown the infrastructure, but they just couldn't quite do it. I wanted a different outcome the whole time but the book was an excellent history of the pieces of the mutiny. Read full review

Contents

PART I
PART II
PART III
Epilogue
Back Matter
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NEAL BASCOMB is the New York Times best-selling author of The Winter Fortress, Hunting Eichmann, The Perfect Mile, and Higher, among others. His books have won several national awards and been published in over twenty countries. A former international journalist, he is a widely recognized speaker on the subject of World War II. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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