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The Last Sentry: The True Story That Inspired the Hunt for Red October
Providing inspiration for Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October, the 1975 mutiny aboard the Soviet destroyer Storozhevoy (translated Sentry) aimed at nothing less than the overthrow of Leonid Brezhnev and the Soviet government. Valery Sablin, a brilliant young political officer, seized control of the ship by convincing half the officers and all of the sailors to sail to Le ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published October 15th 2013 by US Naval Institute Press
(first published May 30th 2005)
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More a biography of Valery Sablin than a narrative of the mutiny (although it does have that, too). The compelling and sad story of an idealist who stood up and fought for what he thought was right. The book is an easy, short read, with plenty of background material so it should be accessible to general readers as well as military history buffs.