September 10, 2009

Terror on the Seas

To many people, pirates exist in historical stories and movies, but in reality, pirates still exist today. Sekulich describes the activities of modern day pirates, showing them often to be lucrative operations controlled by organized crime rings or local warlords. He shows how piracy threatens national and international security, often falling within the definitions of terrorism. He interviews both pirates and victims, showing how piracy is a high risk activity, not only because of the lives involved, but also because of the effects on the environment, the economies that are effected, and the ties to unstable religious or political movements around the world.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

Terror on the Seas: True Tales of Modern-Day Pirates
Daniel Sekulich
G 535 .S434 2009