THE BLACK FLAG True Tales of Twentieth-Century Piracy

Author: Hepburn (James)
Year: 1995
Publisher: Headline
Edition Details: 1st p/b edn.
Book Condition: NrF
ISBN: 9780747244394
Price: 3.00
Paperback. Piracy died with the skull and crossbones. The world's navies have made the sea safe. Think again. Not so safe for the crew of the 'Sunning', caught in a strange nightmare on the China seas. Not so safe for the passengers of the 'Morro Castle', sunk in flames off the New Jersey coast with the loss of 134 lives. Not so safe for the 'Khalia III', found abandoned in the Bahamas, a corpse floating in the wreckage, the deck splattered with blood. These 15 stories of modern piracy on the seas in the 20th century range from the bizarre to the purely bloody - from the anarchy of the China coast in the 1920s to the cocaine wars of the 1970s and the present-day (at the time) perils off the Straits of Malaccca. The author shows that piracy is not dead, but a deadly living business. Illus., Bibliog. and Index. 312pp. p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. V. lightly browned pp. o/w Nr. F. with no creasing to covers.


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