Eagle Mutiny

Eagle Mutiny

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by Richard Linnett, Roberto Loiederman
     
 

"On March 14, 1970, two young crew members took over a tramp steamer carrying napalm to Thailand for the war in Vietnam, thus sparking the first armed mutiny aboard an American ship in 150 years. The mutineers - fireman Clyde McKay and bedroom steward Alvin Glatkowski - set most of the crew adrift in lifeboats in the Gulf of Thailand and then made their way to… See more details below

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"On March 14, 1970, two young crew members took over a tramp steamer carrying napalm to Thailand for the war in Vietnam, thus sparking the first armed mutiny aboard an American ship in 150 years. The mutineers - fireman Clyde McKay and bedroom steward Alvin Glatkowski - set most of the crew adrift in lifeboats in the Gulf of Thailand and then made their way to Cambodia. After a tense impasse with the U.S. military, the two men turned the ship over to Prince Sihanouk's government, declared themselves anti-war revolutionaries, and were granted asylum. Two days later, however, a coup put pro-U.S. Lon Nol in power and the two were imprisoned. Sihanouk, now in exile, charged that the CIA had masterminded the mutiny to deliver weapons to Lon Nol, but the mutineers and U.S. officials denied his charges."--BOOK JACKET.

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Linnett (investigative journalist) and Loiederman (television writer) tell the story of how two young crew members took over a tramp steamer carrying napalm to Thailand for the war in Vietnam, thus carrying out the first armed mutiny aboard an American ship in 150 years. Grounded in sworn testimony and interviews with the crew and investigators who were first to arrive on the scene, the account chronicles the mutiny and the ensuing investigations and trials, as well as the complex psychological factors involved. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781557505224
Publisher:
Naval Institute Press
Publication date:
07/01/2001
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.98(d)

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