Few things are more terrifying to a seagoing captain than the specter of mutiny. Here in gripping detail, is a fascinating tour of mutinies that have occurred over the past two hundred years. Leonard Guttridge examines such famous mutinies as the uprisings aboard the Bounty and the Potemkin, the racial disturbances on the Constellation, the rebellion at the Nore, and the hijacking of the Storozhevoy, along with some not-so-famous insurrections. Throughout, Guttridge looks at what these incidences – occurring in vastly different navies and different ages – have in common. His findings are both startling and illuminating.