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About the Author
RICHARD ZACKS is the bestselling author of Island of Vice. He is the author of two works of esoteric history, An Underground Education and History Laid Bare, as well as The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd, which was chosen byTime as one of the five best nonfiction books of 2002, and The Pirate Coast. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Time, Life, Harper’s, Sports Illustrated, The Village Voice, TV Guide, and other diverse publications.