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Read & download ´ The Pirate Ë PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free î In 1860 a sloop drifted into New York Harbor Not a soul on board—just blood from cabin to deck Looted coins led to Bowery thug Albert Hicks the ax slayer who turned his shipmates into chumHis crimes were absolutely fiendish HOn of short page turning historical narratives from bestselling true crime master Harold Schechter Spanning a century in our nation’s murderous past Schechter resurrects nearly forgotten tales of madmen and thrill killers that dominated the most sensational headlines of their day. Grisly gory murders on the sea If the confession that Hicks gave to the reporter is even half true this man was probably one of the worst serial killers in history I don't know if any of the things he said he did were ever investigated It's probably a good thing he was caught and executed for the murders of the three sailors on the oyster boat I found it interesting that they felt they didn't have enough evidence to convict him of murder so they decided to try him for piracy which also carried the death penaltyCreepy little story and a reminder that there have always been monsters

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D bloodthirsty sightseers to the city including the enterprising showman P T Barnum Refreshments were served as the most notorious and unrepentant mass murderer of the era made history as one of America’s first celebrity killersThe Pirate is part of Bloodlands a chilling collecti. The first in Harold Schechter's Bloodlands series The Pirate is a strange piece of true crime in that the crime and its perpetrator are far less interesting than what orbits the supposedly important story Albert W Hicks attacked and killed the Captain and crew of the oyster sloop AE Johnson with an axe in order to steal the money aboard which was meant to by oysters down in Virginia It was a murder for money it was brutal and Hicks disposed of the bodies deep in the ocean He also used that classic excuse of old timey and some new timey murderers the devil made me do it So the story has its attractions but not enough to suck in most true crime aficionadosWhat is interesting however is that the prosecutors who had no dead bodies but still wanted to get the death penalty for Hicks decided to shift the case to maritime law since the killings took place on the ocean and Hicks had stolen money and try Hicks for piracy Piracy was a crime that needed no bodies as evidence and a crime that meant Hicks would hang if convicted These prosecutorial machinations are the most fascinating part of Schechter's book and are a nice reminder that loopholes often work as much for the state as they do for the defendant perhaps even for the former than the latter And then there is the uirkiest of sideshows the presence of PT Barnum Barnum you see was always a man in search of getting bums in his tents and how he uses Hicks and how he makes Hicks almost immortal in the annals of Yankee true crime are a hell of a lot of fun to read But you'll get no out of me You'll have to read it or listen to it yourself

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The PirateIn 1860 a sloop drifted into New York Harbor Not a soul on board just blood from cabin to deck Looted coins led to Bowery thug Albert Hicks the ax slayer who turned his shipmates into chumHis crimes were absolutely fiendish His execution was pure ballyhoo It drew nearly ten thousan. A grisly murder at sea Another interesting installment of the Bloodlands series