True Crime and Punishment: Mutinies
Shocking Real-life Stories of Subversion at Sea
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What drives men at sea to commit mutiny—to murderously rebel against superior officers and risk their own lives?
Mutinies is an exhaustive investigation of twenty-three of the world’s most infamous uprisings at sea, from the earliest days of ocean exploration to the present. Investigating the circumstances and motivations that drive seamen to overthrow authority and commit extreme crimes, Barry Stone uncovers the fascinating stories behind some of maritime history’s most treacherous acts. From the psychopathic events that unfolded on the Batavia in 1629 to the chilling real-life The Hunt for Red October story this explosive collection makes for gripping reading.