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Pirates - Real Pirates!

book coverPirates are often romanticized in our culture.  Successful films like the Pirates of the Caribbean series and the operetta Pirates of Penzance make the lifestyle seem glamourous and glorious.  In Somalia, a country with a long history of poverty and civil war, piracy is emerging at a frightening rate.  Jay Bahadur's book "Pirates of Somalia: Inside their Hidden World", provides an insiders look at the reasons behind the piracy, how the pirates are living and what they are using the money for.  Fascinating!