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Pirates: My Twenty Months in a Para-naval Group Paperback – February 25, 2011
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The account is as true as I can recontruct it after so much time has passed. My major documentary sources were letters I sent home at the time, newspaper accounts, and court records.
About the Author
Brian Crawford is a computer programmer living in Marin County, California, with his wife and son. In addition to several collections of short fiction and a series of memoirs about his hippie days, he has written Toki, a historical novel about the South Pacific kingdom of Tonga. He has also reprinted a number of out-of-print books about Pacific exploration. His fiction has been published in the print magazines Bust-Out Stories and Paradox Historical Fiction, and the online journals Slow Trains, e-clips, Clean Sheets, Sedona’s Attic, and Oysters and Chocolate, where his story The Heat won a Grand Prize. His short-short story Heart to Heart won Honorable Mention in the Whim’s Place 2006 Flash Fiction contest, and The Find won Second Prize
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I missed the cult part, but can attest to the challenges of being in an unfriendly sea. Brian had both, so what a way to kick off a life.
Reading this has rekindled my memories of fearing for my life while fully expecting my boat to succumb to the sea. You have to be there to know that. So in that respect, Brian and I have common ground (water?).
You might want to forgo that next novel for a night or two and sit down with this book and learn about one heck of a true story that reads like a novel.
One question I wish the author had addressed (although he might not know the answer) is why Nash had intentions on the Caribbean, but chose a base in California and to buy a ship in Canada. It would seem to me that a great deal of resources was wasted simply moving men and material across the width of a continent.