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The Caine Mutiny

The Caine Mutiny - Herman Wouk Well I was still in secondary school when I read this, but I imagine you'd have to carry extraordinary respect for military protocol if you're going to be horrified and confused by one mutiny. I seem to remember that the reason for the mutiny was given short shrift, although I can't remember what the reason was, but I'm reminded of the carpenter who was black-marked for eternity, stripped of his epaulets, etc. when he complained captain Shackleton wouldn't let his starving men keep up reserves of seal meat in Antarctica.