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The Outlaw Sea

A World of Freedom, Chaos, and Crime

The Outlaw Sea( )
Author: Langewiesche, William
ISBN:978-0-86547-722-3
Publication Date:Jun 2005
Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Imprint:North Point Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $19.00
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Political Science / Terrorism
Transportation / Ships & Shipbuilding / General
Law / Maritime
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.58 Inches
Book Weight:0.704 Pounds
Author Biography
Langewiesche, William (Author)
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. 030



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