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Category: Organized Crime|
The author of the book: John Boyle
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Date of issue: 07 May 2015
Format files: Epub, PDF
The size of the: 856 KB
City - Country: London, United Kingdom
Full description of the book Blood Ransom : Stories from the Front Line in the War Against Somali Piracy:For the first time in history, the navies of every superpower on the planet have united against a common enemy - a couple of thousand rag tag underfed men and boys. Crammed together in tiny open boats, they range up to a thousand miles from their home shores. Armed with ancient AK47s and rocket propelled grenades, they scour the western Indian Ocean. No-one knows how many simply die at sea. But occasionally these modern-day pirates hit the jackpot, seizing vessels and crews that will be ransomed for millions of dollars. This is a war that's estimated to PDF cost the world economy $18 billion every year, and has so far seemed impossible to win. John Boyle is a lawyer turned filmmaker. Whilst filming for National Geographic on the war against the Somali pirates, he found himself meeting victims on every side, and being drawn into the incredibly complex situation. The phenomenon of modern-day piracy has horrified the world; the Somalis being demonised and released hostages gaining near celebrity status. But few people have any understanding of the overall picture, and in this book John takes us with him on his investigation, giving us a unique insight into the ongoing ePub war. John builds up the story using his experiences on the ground and interviews with key figures, including prosecution and defence lawyers, a prison governor, pirates serving life sentences, freed hostages, and a skipper of a Maersk containership identical to that captured in the Captain Philips film. Each chapter strips back the well-known issues to the gritty realities underneath them: Somalia's recent history; why young men and boys are choosing to risk their lives and freedom at sea; the reality of being a modern-day pirate; the tactics and technologies being used by the international navies PDF and shipping vessels; capture and trial; and what happens next.
About the author John BoyleJohn Boyle studied PPE at Oxford, then went on to set up his own legal firm, selling it after 15 years to focus on documentary film production. Over the following 25 years he has filmed and produced around 30 documentaries, which have sold worldwide. National Geographic are his exclusive television sales agents. He writes all his own documentary scripts, and narrates and writes for other producers. Current projects include an underwater series in Mexico as well as documentaries in Indonesia and Cuba.
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