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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I knew of the Potemkin from my days studying cinema at University. However, I'm glad I took the time to fully understand the role that the mutiny on the Battleship Potemkin played in kick-starting the ... Read full review

Red mutiny: eleven fateful days on the battleship Potemkin

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The protagonist ofNew York Times best-selling author Bascomb's (The Perfect Mile ) account of the 1905 mutiny that inspired the Russian Revolution did not seem to have revolutionary tendencies before ... Read full review


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NEAL BASCOMB is the New York Times best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann, The Perfect Mile, Higher, and Red Mutiny, 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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