Thursday, November 2, 2023

USS Somers, again

James P. Delgado, The Curse of the Somers: The Secret History Behind the U.S. Navy's Most Infamous Mutiny (Oxford 2022) is the subject of this book review by Professor Gene Allen Smith. Excerpt:

Delgado’s account of the Somers mutiny offers a vivid and entertaining account of the people and circumstances that resulted in one of the most controversial moments in U.S. Naval history. His fascinating view of the sailors’ daily lives highlights the people and the event itself. This book provides an engaging twenty-first century account of the rare mutiny and the punishment of those involved, and how the American people reacted. This outstanding account of such an important issue in American naval history, offers a modern interpretation of the events themselves.

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