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The Last Sentry: The True Story That Inspired The Hunt for Red October
 
 
Author
Gregory D. Young & Nate Braden.
Publisher Naval Institute  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.25 x 6.25 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781591149927
Pages/Publication Date 250/2005
Daedalus Item Code 23696
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Providing inspiration for Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October, the 1975 mutiny aboard the Soviet destroyer Storozhevoy (Sentry) aimed at nothing less than the overthrow of Leonid Brezhnev and the Soviet government. Valery Sablin, a brilliant young political officer, seized control of the ship by convincing half the officers and all of the sailors to sail to Leningrad, where they would launch a new Russian Revolution. This book by U.S. Navy pilot and scholar Gregory Young (the first American to uncover the mutiny) and Marine Corps intelligence officer Nate Braden is based on recently declassified KGB documents as well as the Sablin family's papers.

"The ship's charismatic and idealistic political officer, Valery Sablin, ... wanted to see the end of the corrupt Brezhnev regime and intended to take the ship to Leningrad, from which it would broadcast an appeal to the Soviet people. Unfortunately, Soviet air strikes brought the ship to a halt, Sablin was executed, and most of his family and crew were disgraced. But the affair played a part in naval history by shaking up the Soviet navy, in political history by being one of the factors that generated glasnost and all that followed, and in literary history by inspiring Tom Clancy's career-launching megaseller, The Hunt for Red October. Young wrote the memorandum that inspired Clancy, and with writer Braden has expanded it into a gripping tribute to a hero and a vivid portrait of the Soviet navy at its height."Booklist

 
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