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I know there's a hook here somewhere [11 Mar 2009|12:05pm]

Here's an addition to makoshark's excellent An Invisible Handful of Stretched Metaphors list:

It's The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates by Peter T. Leeson:

Economist Leeson leads readers though a surprisingly entertaining crash course in economics in this study of high seas piracy at the turn of the 18th century. . . . Illustrated with salty tales of pirates both famous and infamous, the book rarely bogs down even when explaining intricate economic concepts, making it a great introduction to both pirate history and economic theory.

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