Red Mutiny by Neal Bascomb
Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin

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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.

About Neal Bascomb

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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.
Published May 6, 2008 by Mariner Books. 416 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel. Non-fiction

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Desperate sailors take over the Russian Navy’s premier battleship, hoping to use their mutiny as a catalyst for revolution and the overthrow of Nicholas II.

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Students of modern Russia know the history of the battleship Potemkin, and so do film scholars who've studied Sergei Eisenstein's groundbreaking dramatization.

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The 1905 mutiny by Russian sailors aboard the Potemkin was immortalized in Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 silent film.

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