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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.
Barry Stone is a writer and travel photographer and a graduate of the Australian College of Journalism. His photographs have been widely exhibited. Barry has been a long-time contributor of feature stories and travel pieces to some of Australia's largest daily newspapers, and was a contributing author to the 2006 ABC Books publication Historica: 1000 Years of Our Lives and Times. He is author I Want to Be Alone and co-author of The Greatest Headlines in History.