A vivid account of a forgotten chapter of British naval history.
Dan Snow, Historian, TV Presenter and Broadcaster
Angus Konstam is a master of meticulous maritime research and has brilliantly reignited this stirring tale of mutiny, savage murder, treason and subsequent Royal Navy daring and gallant retaliation and retribution. It is a cracking good read.
Admiral Sir Jock Slater, Royal Navy (rtd.), former First Sea Lord
Angus Konstam has delivered a masterful work. Fast moving, fascinating intrigue, incredible action, and heroic retribution by the Royal Navy. Meticulous research includes a surprising impact on US history. Patrick O'Brian would love this book. I couldn't put it down!
Admiral Jay L. Johnson U.S. Navy (rtd.), former Chief of Naval Operations
Mutiny on the Spanish Main has everything such a history should have: a story which no novelist would dare put before his readers, an exploration of the depths to which unconfined humans can sink… [and] a graphic style which places the reader in the action – and there is action aplenty. What more could any reader want?
Peter Padfield, Author of Nelson's War
Konstam's detective work in archives across the world reveals the astonishing story of what really happened, the characters of the men involved and the convoluted mixture of geopolitics and personality which led to one of the bloodiest chapters in British naval history.
Siân Rees, Author of The Floating Brothel
Angus Konstam starts in the homely surroundings of a pub in Greenwich with two lamented and larger-than-life characters, and takes us to the Caribbean in one of the navy's worst-run ships, in a period of great unrest. He provided a moving and terrifying picture of mutiny and its aftermath in one of the Royal Navy's darkest hours, combined with a thorough understanding of the customs and techniques of the navy of the day.
Brian Lavery, Curator Emeritus, National Museum, Greenwich and author of Nelson's Navy
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