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An Evening with Historian Richard Snow, Author of Sailing the Graveyard Sea
Historian Richard Snow will deliver the riveting account of the only mutiny in the history of the United States Navy as detailed in his book, Sailing the Graveyard Sea.
On January 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hudson Library & Historical Society, historian Richard Snow will deliver the riveting account of the only mutiny in the history of the United States Navy as detailed in his book, Sailing the Graveyard Sea. Kirkus Reviews opines, “A page-turning history of an infamous mutiny . . . consistently compelling. . . . Much of the book’s appeal derives from Snow’s tart commentary . . . readers of this iteration will find it an absorbing one.”
On December 16, 1842, the U.S. brig-of-war Somers dropped anchor in Brooklyn Harbor at the end of a cruise intended to teach a group of adolescents the rudiments of naval life. But this seemingly harmless exercise ended in catastrophe. Commander Alexander Slidell Mackenzie came ashore saying he had narrowly prevented a mutiny that would have left him and his officers dead. Some of the thwarted mutineers were being held under guard, but three had been hanged. While one of the mutineers might have been a rebel ... view more »
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