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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Review: Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

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My knowledge of the Potemkin Mutiny when I started this book was limited to knowing that there was a mutiny. This book gives a interesting account of what happened when disgruntled sailors took over a ... Read full review

Review: Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

User Review  - Goodreads

My knowledge of the Potemkin Mutiny when I started this book was limited to knowing that there was a mutiny. This book gives a interesting account of what happened when disgruntled sailors took over a ... Read full review

Contents

PART I
PART II
PART III
Epilogue
Back Matter
Back Flap
Back Cover
Spine
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NEAL BASCOMB is the critically acclaimed author of The Perfect Mile, a New York Times bestseller, Higher: A Historic Race to the Sky, and Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin, which won the U.S. Maritime Literature Award in 2007. A former editor and journalist, he has appeared in documentaries on A&E and the History Channel.

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