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Writer and Aviator William Langewiesche

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Writer and Aviator William Langewiesche

Writer and Aviator William Langewiesche

Writer and Aviator William Langewiesche

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Langewiesche is a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, and he is the author of a number of books including Inside the Sky: A Meditation on Flight. His new book is The Outlaw Sea: A World of Freedom, Chaos and Crime. It's about the unregulated world of the open sea where some 40,000 ships travel carrying raw materials and products. Their crews are often poorly trained and poorly paid. The ships are vulnerable to accidents, piracy and terrorists.

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