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Author Eichstaedt, Peter H., 1947-

Title Pirate state : inside Somalia's terrorism at sea / Peter Eichstaedt.

Publication Info. Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, [2010]


Location Call No. Status
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  363.325 EICHSTAEDT    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  364.164 EICHSTAEDT    DUE 10-28-17 Billed
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  364.164 EIC    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  364.164 EICHSTAEDT    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  364.164 EICHSTAEDT    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  364.164 EI    Check Shelf
Description 209 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue: the pirates' call -- Attack on the Alabama -- Pirates and prisons -- Cauldron of chaos -- Method to the madness -- Inside a hijacking -- Nightmare on the Delta -- Ten months in hell -- Malaise in Mombasa -- Desperation at Dadaab -- Haven for terror -- Fighting back -- Sailors take warning -- Epilogue: a modest proposal.
Summary In 2009, the United States was hit broadside by Somali pirates who attempted to capture the U.S. flag ship Maersk Alabama. Suddenly, the pirates were no longer a distant menace. They had thrust themselves onto the American stage. Are the Somali pirates a legion of desperate fisherman attacking cargo ships and ocean cruisers to reclaim their waters? Or is piracy connected to crime networks and the madness that grips Somalia? What threats do pirates pose to international security? To answer these questions, Peter Eichstaedt crisscrosses East Africa, meeting with pirates both in and out of prisons, talking with them about their lives, tactics, and motives. Ultimately, he comes face-to-face with a former fighter with Somalia?s brutal Islamic al-Shabaab militia. He discovers that piracy is a symptom of a much deeper problem: Somalia itself. Pirate State explores the links between the pirates, global financiers, and extremists who control southern Somalia and whose influence extends across the Gulf of Aden into Yemen and connects to extremists in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The Somali pirates are desperate and dangerous men who will do just about anything for money, and Pirate State argues that turning a blind eye to piracy and the problems of Somalia is inviting a disaster of horrific proportions--Product description.
Subject Maritime terrorism -- Somalia.
Piracy -- Somalia.
Hijacking of ships -- Somalia.
ISBN 9781569763117 hardback
1569763119 hardback
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