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Outlaw Sea A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime

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ISBN-10: 0865477221

ISBN-13: 9780865477223

Edition: 2004

Authors: William Langewiesche

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The open ocean--that vast expanse of international waters--spreads across three-fourths of the globe. It is a place of storms and danger, both natural and manmade. And at a time when every last patch of land is claimed by one government or another, it is a place that remains radically free. With typically understated lyricism, William Langewiesche explores this ocean world and the enterprises--licit and illicit--that flourish in the privacy afforded by its horizons. But its efficiencies are accompanied by global problems--shipwrecks and pollution, the hard lives and deaths of the crews of the gargantuan ships, and the growth of two pathogens: a modern and sophisticated strain of piracy…    
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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 6/1/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

William Langewiesche is an American author and journalist, and was a professional airplane pilot for many years. He is currently the international correspondent for the magazine Vanity Fair, but made his name as a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly magazine. He has written articles covering events such as the World Trade Center cleanup, a three-part series which was published as the book American Ground. Langewiesche was a finalist for the 2004 Lettre Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage for American Ground. Unbuilding the World Trade Center and 2005 for The Outlaw Sea. He was a finalist for the 2007 Michael Kelly Award. He currently lives in France.

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