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Red Mutiny: Eleven Fateful Days on the Battleship Potemkin by [Bascomb, Neal]
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Length: 416 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The Potemkin has been the subject of many movies, but only one English-language history of the mutinous Russian battleship exists--The Potemkin Mutiny, by Richard Hough (1960), which did not access Russian naval archives, according to Bascomb. Thus opens a research-and-narration opportunity on which this author completely capitalizes. Presenting a restrained degree of context to the 1905 Revolution, plus brief biographical sketches of the sailors and officers involved in the mutiny, Bascomb swiftly activates the drama of the uprising. Intended by its instigators to ignite a takeover across Russia's Black Sea fleet, followed by socialist revolution, the mutiny actually erupted spontaneously. That forced a "what now" impetus on the incident's ensuing dynamic. Eventually, the Potemkin gave up in Romania, its surviving crew dispersing to write memoirs that Bascomb seamlessly synthesizes with the stories of the Potemkin's pursuers. Neither pro-red nor pro-white, Bascomb is pro-objectivity in this original rendering of the renowned revolt. Gilbert Taylor
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"Bascomb's excellent account captures all of the human drama and competitive excitement of this Legendary racing event."

"It's a mark of Bascomb's skill that, although the outcome of the race is well known, he keeps us in suspense, rendering in graphic detail the runners' agony down the final stretch."

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  • File Size: 1964 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (May 6, 2008)
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2008
  • Sold by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003WJQ7IK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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