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Mutiny: A History of Naval Insurrection

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Few things are more terrifying to a seagoing captain than the specter of mutiny or more riveting to readers than a tale of mutinous deeds. In this fascinating book, Leonard Guttridge takes us on a tour of mutinies that have occurred over the past two hundred years. He examines such famous mutinies as the uprisings aboard the Bounty and the Potemkin, the racial disturbances ...more
Paperback, 318 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by US Naval Institute Press (first published 1992)
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Nov 01, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: battleships, navy
Could more accurately be entitled "HMS Bounty and Other Mutinies". The book does itself great credit by not just going through the salacious details of famous events like Bounty and the mutinies at the Nore and Spithead, but also delving into the legal morass of what exactly is the definition of mutiny and what separates it from the lesser offenses such as simple insubordination. Interestingly, even to this day, there is no firm definition of the act. Also, be aware that the book only considers ...more
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Aug 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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_Mutiny: A History of Naval Insurrection_ by Leonard F. Guttridge is a thorough account of mutinies from the days of Magellan to the present, examining the concept, causes, and solutions to mutiny as well as looking in detail at a number of examples throughout history.

Surprisingly, defining just what a mutiny is has been the subject of some debate, as different people at different times around the world have not agreed on just what constitutes mutiny. Whether they were writers of naval codes and
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