The Potemkin Mutiny by Richard Hough

Richard Hough brings the celebrated mutiny aboard the battleship Potemkin alive, giving the individuals involved a voice. 

He manages to transform this historical event from an academic episode to a gripping and descriptive depiction of naval significance.

The event that almost brought the Russian Revolution twelve years before its time is brought to life through Hough’s convincing and powerful narrative.

As mutiny spreads and the crew declare war on the government, suffering, starvation and death fills the pages, portraying an accurate yet shocking story of both tragedy and pathos.

When the Russian port of Odessa is bombarded, a civil uprising takes place resulting in the death of 6000 people…

Accurately filled with tales of blood and violence, the story is followed until the little amount left seek refuse in Romania.

Hough successfully manages to maintain gripping tension throughout from his combination of fact and ingenious narrative ability.

Richard Hough, the distinguished naval historian and winner of the Daily Express Best Book of the Sea Award (1972) was the author of many acclaimed books in the field including Admirals in Collision, The Great War at Sea: 1914-18, and The Longest Battle: The War at Sea 1939-45. He was also the biographer of Mountbatten, and his last biography, Captain James Cook, became a world bestseller.

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