The Last Pirate

Here Tony Dokoupil blends superb reportage with searing personal memories, presenting a probing chronicle of pot-smoking, drug-taking America from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the aftermath of the Great Stoned Age.

The Last Pirate

Author: Tony Dokoupil

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385533470

Page: 304

View: 544

A haunting and often hilarious memoir of growing up in 80s Miami as the son of Big Tony, a flawless model of the great American pot baron. To his fellow smugglers, Anthony Edward Dokoupil was the Old Man. He ran stateside operations for one of the largest marijuana rings of the twentieth century. In all they sold hundreds of thousands of pounds of marijuana, and Big Tony distributed at least fifty tons of it. To his son he was a rambling man who was also somehow a present father, a self-destructive addict who ruined everything but affection. Here Tony Dokoupil blends superb reportage with searing personal memories, presenting a probing chronicle of pot-smoking, drug-taking America from the perspective of the generation that grew up in the aftermath of the Great Stoned Age.

The Last Pirate of New York

This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire. “History at its best . . .

The Last Pirate of New York

Author: Rich Cohen

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0399589937

Page: 256

View: 733

Was he New York City’s last pirate . . . or its first gangster? This is the true story of the bloodthirsty underworld legend who conquered Manhattan, dock by dock—for fans of Gangs of New York and Boardwalk Empire. “History at its best . . . I highly recommend this remarkable book.”—Douglas Preston, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost City of the Monkey God Handsome and charismatic, Albert Hicks had long been known in the dive bars and gin joints of the Five Points, the most dangerous neighborhood in maritime Manhattan. For years, he operated out of the public eye, rambling from crime to crime, working on the water in ships, sleeping in the nickel-a-night flops, drinking in barrooms where rat-baiting and bear-baiting were great entertainments. His criminal career reached its peak in 1860, when he was hired, under an alias, as a hand on an oyster sloop. His plan was to rob the ship and flee, disappearing into the teeming streets of lower Manhattan, as he’d done numerous times before, eventually finding his way back to his nearsighted Irish immigrant wife (who, like him, had been disowned by her family) and their infant son. But the plan went awry—the ship was found listing and unmanned in the foggy straits of Coney Island—and the voyage that was to enrich him instead led to his last desperate flight. Long fascinated by gangster legends, Rich Cohen tells the story of this notorious underworld figure, from his humble origins to the wild, globe-crossing, bacchanalian crime spree that forged his ruthlessness and his reputation, to his ultimate incarnation as a demon who terrorized lower Manhattan, at a time when pirates anchored off 14th Street. Advance praise for The Last Pirate of New York “A remarkable work of scholarship about old New York, combined with a skillfully told, edge-of-your-seat adventure story—I could not put it down.”—Ian Frazier, author of Travels in Siberia “With its wise and erudite storytelling, Rich Cohen’s The Last Pirate of New York takes the reader on an exciting nonfiction narrative journey that transforms a grisly nineteenth-century murder into a shrewd portent of modern life. Totally unique, totally compelling, I enjoyed every page.”—Howard Blum, New York Times bestselling author of Gangland and American Lightning

The Last Pirate

Additionally, Untermeyer points out that this volume is not intended for the ?evotees or scholars who know their Gilbert and Sullivan forward and backward, and vice versa.? This book is for the younger and less learned reader.

The Last Pirate

Author: Louis Untermeyer

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595006558

Page: 336

View: 814

The seven tales which are found in this work are not Untermeyer? own. Additionally, Untermeyer points out that this volume is not intended for the ?evotees or scholars who know their Gilbert and Sullivan forward and backward, and vice versa.? This book is for the younger and less learned reader. It is offered as a preparation for them and is intended for those who are unfamiliar with the almost perfect music and words which marks for example, The Gondoliers, and for the young people who have yet to hear their first performance of Ruddigore. Untermeyer has drawn on Gilbert? unmatched lyrics and has made almost continuous use of his prose.

The Last Pirate

But, does the hermit have reasons of his own? Or will nature have the final say when she sends a monster hurricane to hammer the coast? Harley Cooper explains it all in an action-packed diddie he calls The Last Pirate.

The Last Pirate

Author: Wilson Hawthorne

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781793989161

Page: 242

View: 518

School's out for the summer in Florida. For young Harley Cooper, that means endless days of adventure on the bays and cays around Pine Island. With his sea-going black lab, Hammerhead, by his side, Harley fishes the pristine waters for blue crab to help his mom make ends meet. When he hauls up an ancient treasure map one day, summer vacation explodes into a hunt for Spanish gold. A mysterious hermit, known only as Salt, steers Harley toward hidden doubloons with swashbuckling tales of the infamous pirate Gasparilla. But, does the hermit have reasons of his own? Or will nature have the final say when she sends a monster hurricane to hammer the coast? Harley Cooper explains it all in an action-packed diddie he calls The Last Pirate.

The Last Pirate

Why not , my boy ? ” inquired the Pirate King . “ When is your
pirateapprenticeship up ? " “ Today - at noon , ” replied Frederic . " It ' s only half
past eleven now , my lad , ” smiled the Pirate King . “ So you are one of us for
another thirty minutes .

The Last Pirate

Author: Louis Untermeyer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 319

View: 481

The Last Pirate Hanged

... twenty pirates on board in a very short time and Captain Swallow shouted out
to the crew not to fight back. The pirates indicated to the crew to assemble in front
of the poop deck and sit down with their hands in front of them. The last pirate on
 ...

The Last Pirate Hanged

Author: G. S. Willmott

Publisher: Crabtree Pty Ltd

ISBN: 0648486990

Page: 232

View: 256

William Swallow was a wayward boy who became a wayward man. Transported as a convict, he became a diligent escaper, but his greatest exploit was when he and some of his fellows commandeered the Cypress in Recherche Bay Tasmania and sailed to Tahiti. The adventures that follow are as amazing as they are exciting, packed with historical detail and event. Swallow and his companions, and those he inspired, lived in harsh times. Their stories shed entertaining light on a forgotten corner of history. - Sally Odgers, Author Whitehall London was the environment where William Swallow was raised. At fourteen, he joined His Majesty's Navy in order to escape from the filth and degradation of his home. Life at sea was hard; he experienced several floggings for insubordination, but he didn't have a moment of regret. He got to see the world and became an experienced mariner. Swallow's first voyage to Canton, China, was in 1826 aboard the ship Prince of Wales, a 120-gun man of war. The ship's assignment was to escort several British merchant ships from the East India Company who intended to trade with the Chinese. It was on this voyage that his life turned for the worse - he was arrested for pilfering the officer's larder. On arrival back in London he was court-marshalled. James Porter, also a very young seaman, had a similar life to William Swallow. His life also had a turn for the worse. He began his criminal career at the age of eleven. He went to sea and spent a large part of his young life in South America. He was arrested and sent to Sarah Island where he befriended William Swallow. He too embarked on a wondrous journey.

The Last Pirate

Adventure, Historical, Romantic, set in the War of 1812 on the Gulf of Mexico and in New Orleans.Patriots and Pirates must come together against a powerful threat from enemy invaders as the battle lines of loyalty are drawn.

The Last Pirate

Author: Marti Phillips

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781591098423

Page: 310

View: 985

Adventure, Historical, Romantic, set in the War of 1812 on the Gulf of Mexico and in New Orleans.Patriots and Pirates must come together against a powerful threat from enemy invaders as the battle lines of loyalty are drawn. A young captain and a socialite belle are caught in the crossfire as they struggle against the adversities that threaten to keep them apart.

The Last Pirate

But when one last pirate captain arrives on her shores, Peter is faced with an adversary more dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

The Last Pirate

Author: Jonathan M. Wenzel

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780692971413

Page: 344

View: 991

Neverland is at peace. With Edward Teach's forces expelled from the island for good, its inhabitants are finally able to rest and rebuild. But when one last pirate captain arrives on her shores, Peter is faced with an adversary more dangerous than he could have ever imagined.

The Last Pirates

This anthology contains three stories of adventure and love set during the golden age of piracy--"The Bayou Prince, Treasure of Campeche," and "A Pirate of Her Own."

The Last Pirates

Author: Cynthia Breeding

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780983396062

Page: 254

View: 614

This anthology contains three stories of adventure and love set during the golden age of piracy--"The Bayou Prince, Treasure of Campeche," and "A Pirate of Her Own."

The Pirate Wars

" Using material from British Admiralty records, this is an account of the Golden Age of pirates and of the men of the legitimate navies of the world charged with the task of finally bringing these cutthroats to justice.

The Pirate Wars

Author: Peter Earle

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 146684907X

Page: 320

View: 428

Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality of robbery, torture and death and the freedom of a short, violent life on the high seas. The book charts 250 years of piracy, from Cornwall to the Caribbean, from the 16th century to the hanging of the last pirate captain in Boston in 1835. Along the way, we meet characters like Captain Thomas Cocklyn, chosen as commander of his ship "on account of his brutality and ignorance," and Edward Teach, the notorious "Blackbeard," who felt of his crew "that if he did not now and then kill one of them they would forget who he was." Using material from British Admiralty records, this is an account of the Golden Age of pirates and of the men of the legitimate navies of the world charged with the task of finally bringing these cutthroats to justice.

Hunting the Last Great Pirate

In 1827 the Duke of Wellington - former Commander-in-Chief of the British Army and British Prime Minister - ordered the withdrawal of British soldiers from the island of Ceylon after years of bloody conflict there.

Hunting the Last Great Pirate

Author: Michael Edward Ashton Ford

Publisher: Pen and Sword History

ISBN: 9781526769305

Page:

View: 435

In 1827 the Duke of Wellington - former Commander-in-Chief of the British Army and British Prime Minister - ordered the withdrawal of British soldiers from the island of Ceylon after years of bloody conflict there. English cargo vessels, including the unarmed English Quaker ship Morning Star, were despatched to sail to Colombo to repatriate wounded British soldiers and a cargo of sealed crates containing captured treasure. By January 1828, Morning Star was anchored at Table Bay, Cape Town, before joining an armed British convoy of East Indiamen, heading north. Heavily-laden, she struggled to keep up with the ships ahead. The notorious pirate Benito de Soto was the master of a heavily-armed pirate ship, lying in wait off Ascension Island in the mid-Atlantic to pick-off stragglers from passing convoys. Morning Star was easily overhauled by the pirate and stopped with cannon fire. Her captain and officers were executed and the attackers fled to Spain with cargo stolen from the stricken ship. Later de Soto buried the treasure and travelled to British-ruled Gibraltar with forged identity documents to sell the spoils. The authorities, however, discovered his identity and he was arrested. Despite the absence of eye-witness evidence that he was the pirate captain, he was convicted of piracy before a British judge and jury and hanged at Gibraltar in early 1830. It is clear that proof of de Soto's guilt in court was lacking, but astonishingly, when renovations were being carried out at de Soto's former home village in Galicia, Spain, in 1926, much of the treasures he had plundered from Morning Star were found buried in the grounds there. Almost 100 years later, British justice administered in London and Gibraltar was vindicated...

Pirates

20 The Last Pirates By about 1840 , there were only a few pirates left . Most of
them were Chinese pirates . They attacked ships in the seas around China and
Hong Kong . The Chinese pirates sailed in boats called junks . You can see
some ...

Pirates

Author: Silas Martin

Publisher: Silver Burdett Press

ISBN: 9780382064654

Page: 23

View: 705

Includes general information about piracy and facts about some famous pirates.

Pirates Outlaws of Canada 1610 1932

CHAPTER 11 THE GREY GHOST OF FUNDY THE LAST PIRATE of note to
operate in Canadian waters was Mogul Mackenzie , commander of the Kanawha
, a Confederate privateer that preyed on Union shipping during the War Between
the ...

Pirates   Outlaws of Canada  1610 1932

Author: Harold Horwood

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN:

Page: 260

View: 805

Tells the stories of privateers, pirates, train robbers, early explorers, desperados, mutineers, traitors, gangs of outlaws, and fugitives tracked down by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts: The Last Pirate of New York by Rich Cohen - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express.

Diary of Thoughts

Author: Summary Express

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781081735944

Page: 102

View: 219

Diary of Thoughts: The Last Pirate of New York by Rich Cohen - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

The Pirate the Puritan

Solomon yelled something and the pirates hurried through the door. With his arm
still outstretched, Drew stepped closer to Felicity. "We must leave now. There are
more British in the area." The door of the tavern swung shut when the last pirate ...

The Pirate   the Puritan

Author: Cheryl Howe

Publisher: Leisure Books

ISBN: 9780843952742

Page: 341

View: 277

A young woman burned by passion is taught to trust and love by El Diablo—one of the Caribbean’s most feared pirates!