Marcus Rediker is professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. He is author of "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" and coauthor of "The Many-Headed Hydra: Sailors, Slaves, Commoners, and the Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic," which won the International Labor History Association Book Prize in 2001. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and is at work on a history of the slave ship.
Marcus Rediker knows pirates, and he knows how to tell a story. "Villains of All Nations" is a must read; don't wait for the movie! -Robin D. G. Kelley, author of "Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination"