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Mutiny: The True Events That Inspired the Hunt for Red October

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In 1984, Tom Clancy released his blockbuster novel, The Hunt for Red October, an edge-of-your seat thriller that skyrocketed him into international notoriety.  The inspiration for that novel came from an obscure report by a US naval officer of a mutiny aboard a Soviet warship in the Baltic Sea.  The Hunt for Red October actually happened, and Boris Gindin lived through every minute of it.  After decades of silence and fear, Gindin has finally come forward to tell the entire story of the mutiny aboard the FFG Storozhevoy, the real-life Red October.
 
It was the fall of 1975, and the tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States were climbing.  It seemed the two nations were headed for thermonuclear war, and it was that fear that caused most of the crewman of the FFG Storozhevoy to mutiny.  Their goal was to send a message to the Soviet people that the Communist government was corrupt and major changes were needed.  That message never reached a single person.  Within hours the orders came from on high to destroy the Storozhevoy and its crew members.  And this would have happened if it weren't for Gindin and few others whose heroism saved many lives.
 
Now, with the help of USA Today bestselling author David Hagberg, Gindin relives every minute of that harrowing event.  From the danger aboard the ship to the threats of death from the KGB to the fear that forced him to flee the Soviet Union for the United States, Mutiny reveals the real-life story behind The Hunt for Red October and offers an eye-opening look at the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.

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"Mutiny!" reveals the real-life story behind Tom Clancy's "The Hunt for Red October," and offers an eye-opening look at the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War.

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DAVID HAGBERG has spent over thirty years researching and studying US-Soviet relations during the Cold War.  During the height of the Cold War, he worked as an Air Force cryptographer.  He has published more than twenty novels of suspense, including the bestselling The Kremlin Conspiracy, for which he won the American Book Award, and a string of bestselling thrillers featuring former CIA director Kirk McGarvey, the latest being Dance with the Dragon.  He lives in Sarasota, Florida.
 
BORIS GINDIN was the Chief Engineer and Senior Lieutenant aboard the Soviet anti-submarine warship the FFG Storozhevoy.  He is now an American citizen and lives in Stamford, Connecticut.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765313508
Subtitle:
The True Events That Inspired The Hunt For Red October
Author:
Hagberg, David
Author:
Gindin, Boris
Publisher:
Forge Books
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Soviet Union History 1953-1985.
Subject:
Soviet Union History, Naval.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20080513
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 x 1.31 in

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