Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

Neal Bascomb

The precise tale of the deadliest naval mutiny in history

In 1905, after being served rancid meat, greater than 700 Russian sailors mutinied opposed to their officials aboard what was once then the most robust battleships on the earth. Theirs used to be a lifestyles slightly worthy residing -- a lifetime of challenging exertions and sour oppression, an life, in its hopelessness and injustice, no longer not like that of many of the operating type in Russia on the time. definitely their uprising got here as no shock. nonetheless, opposed to any average odds of good fortune, the sailors-turned-revolutionaries, led by way of the charismatic firebrand Matyushenko, risked their lives to take regulate of the send and fly the purple flag of revolution. What used to be a violent port-to-port chase that spanned 11 harrowing days and got here to represent the Russian revolution itself.

A pulse-quickening tale that alternates among the opulent courtroom of Nicholas II and the razor’s-edge stress aboard the Potemkin, crimson Mutiny is a story threaded with marvelous experience, epic naval battles, heroic sacrifices, treachery, bloodlust, and a rallying cry of freedom that will steer the process the 20th century. it's also a great paintings of scholarship that pulls for the 1st time at the Soviet data to shed new mild in this seminal occasion in Russian and naval history.

For readers of Tom Clancy's Hunt for crimson October and Nathaniel Philbrick's within the center of the ocean, Neal Bascomb's gripping event at sea is the tale of braveness, the ability of rules, and the delicate nature of alliance.

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