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The Prize Game: Lawful Looting on the High Seas in the Days of Fighting Sailby Petrie, Donald A.
Publisher: Berkley Books
Retail Price: $13.00
Issue: Winter 2002
As countries captured ships during wars, a complex system of monetary reward and ransom developed: the maritime prize. Beginning with privateers and ending with the British mavy in 1948, Donald A. Petrie looks at the evolution of the rules governing this practice and how they played out, including the blockade of Fort Sumter during the Civil War.