Last Sentry

The True Story that Inspired The Hunt for Red October
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Binding:Hardback
Published:October 15, 2013
By Gregory D. Young (Author), Nate Braden (Author)

This real-life thriller inspired Tom Clancy's famous novel The Hunt for Red October. It chronicles a mutiny aboard one of the Soviets' most advanced warships, the destroyer Storozhevoy (Sentry in English), led by the ship's political officer, Valery Sablin, who intended to launch a revolution and overthrow the government. Word of the 1975 mutiny was suppressed by the Soviets, but an American naval officer studying at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, named Gregory Young managed to piece the story together. Providing inspiration for Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October, the 1975 mutiny aboard the Soviet destroyer Storozhevoy (translated 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. Suppressed in the Soviet Union for fifteen years, Young (the first American to uncover the mutiny twenty years ago) and Braden finally tell the untold story relying on recently declassified KGB documents as well as the Sablin family's papers. It is a gripping account of a disillusioned idealist forced to make the agonizing choice between working within or destroying the system he is sworn to protect.

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Product Details
  • Subject: Cold War
  • Hardback : 284 pages
  • Publisher: Naval Institute Press (October 15, 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1591149924
  • ISBN-13: 9781591149927
  • Product Dimensions: 6 X 9 in
  • Shipping Weight: 17.6 oz

Gregory D. Young is a professor of Political Science and International Relations at The University of Colorado, Boulder.

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Nate Braden is a former U.S. Marine whose specialties as an intelligence officer included Russian linguist. He is the founder and owner of America and the World, Inc., an online publishing company in Denver.

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