I discovered Stephan Talty through his book “The Black Hand” about the proto-Mafia crime organization that terrorized the Italian community of New York in the early 1900’s.
And I was super pleased to find out that he also wrote a book about Henry Morgan, “Empire of Blue Water”, as well as co-wrote “A Captain’s Duty” with Richard Phillips aka Captain Phillips. Yep, the guy from the movie. So we both ends of pirate history in this one.
In this episode:
Henry Morgan’s lasting legacy and character
The process of reliving his capture by Somali pirates with Richard Phillips
- How Stephan manages to write so many books
The Black Hand as the precursor to the Mafia and Joe Petrosino as an Italian hero.
Today’s show is sponsored by:
Scuba Wize Sunken Treasure Workshop – Go diving on a real sunken Spanish galleon with Carl “Fizz” Fismer, Bradley Williamson, and Marc Littleton in the Florida Keys! http://www.underthecrossbones.com/scuba
Stephan Talty – http://stephantalty.com/