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Audiobook Review: Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates:  The Forgotten War That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger As someone who is familiar with the author’s writing and very interested in piracy [1], this audiobook was definitely of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is a surprisingly poignant one for a variety of reasons.  Although the United States has long dealt with civilian involvement in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ninety Percent Of Everything

Ninety Percent Of Everything:  Inside Shipping, The Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes On Your Back, Gas In Your Car, And Food On Your Plate, by Rose George This book is not an overall discussion of shipping and logistics [1], but … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Aboard The Pirate

Aboard The Pirate: Roving the West Indies, by Veronica Cherry So, today I got the next book from the Naval Historical Society to read, which is a historical novel by Veronica Cherry about a couple of lovers aboard a pirate … Continue reading

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Book Review: Somalia: The New Barbary?

Somalia: The New Barbary? Piracy And Islam In the Horn Of Africa, by Martin N. Murphy [Note: I received this book for free from Columbia University Press in exchange for an honest review. No corruption or bribery was necessary.] This … Continue reading

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Book Review: Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money

Small Boats, Weak States, Dirty Money: Piracy and Maritime Terrorism in the Modern World, by Martin N. Murphy [Note: This book was provided free of charge by Columbia University Press in exchange for a review. I requested this book directly … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Pirate Alley

Pirate Alley: Commanding Task Force 151 Off Somalia, by Rear Admiral Terry McKnight US Navy (Retired) and Michael Hirsh This is the fourth book I have received from the Naval Historical Society to review, and I requested this book for … Continue reading

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Somalia’s Piracy Dilemma

Earlier this week I requested a book to review on Somali piracy as part of my naval history book review series, written by the former commander of the Task Force 151 who led a multinational fleet to combat piracy in … Continue reading

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Why Piracy Matters

Why does the failed state of Somalia (along with the failure of the world to recognize the independence of Somaliland) matter to the world? Why should the world care about the failure of nations like Somalia and Indonesia in integrating … Continue reading

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Somaliland Update: Establishing Sovereignty, German Anti-Piracy Solution

Today I would like to talk about two recent developments in the Horn of Africa that I believe are related to each other through a connection of how legitimacy for actions is developed and acquired in the contemporary world scene. … Continue reading

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