Robert Kurson - Pirate Hunters

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 7:00pm

In Pirate Hunters, two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. During the Golden Age of Piracy, Bannister was more notorious than Blackbeard, more daring than Kidd, but his story—and his ship—have been lost to time.

If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate’s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and government and experts. It is only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before.

Robert Kurson grew up in the Chicago suburbs and is the author of the run-away bestseller, Shadow Divers, and Crashing Through. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from the University of Wisconsin and a law degree from Harvard Law School. He practiced real estate law, but quit to pursue a writing career. To make ends meet, he worked full time as a drapery and window blinds installer, then as a Wal-Mart options trader at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He was hired by the Chicago Sun-Times as a data entry clerk, a position which led to a full-time features writing job. In 2000, Esquire published “My Favorite Teacher,” his first magazine story, which became a finalist for a National Magazine Award. He is currently a contributing editor to Esquire.

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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship Cover Image
ISBN: 9781400063369
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House - June 16th, 2015