Albert Hicks, the Notorious Pirate of New York City

Published January 15, 2021 838 Views $0.54 earned

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The investigation of the ghost ship E.A. Johnson led to the discovery of a gruesome crime that dominated newspaper headlines in the year before the start of the American Civil War. It is history that deserves to be remembered.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a free advance reader's copy of The Last Pirate of New York by Rich Cohen. For further reading about Albert Hicks aka William Johnson, you can purchase a copy of Cohen's book, available here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/547872/the-last-pirate-of-new-york-by-rich-cohen/9780399589928/

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