Death of a Pirate

Death of a Pirate

British Radio and the Making of the Information Age

By Adrian Johns

W. W. Norton & Company, Hardcover, 9780393068603, 305pp.

Publication Date: November 2010

The worlds of high table and underground collide in a riveting story full of memorable characters like the Bondian Kitty Black, an intellectual femme fatale who becomes Smedley's co-conspirator, and the notorious Kray twins, brazenly violent operators of a London protection racket. Here is a rousing entertainment with an intellectual edge.

About the Author
Adrian Johns is a professor of history at the University of Chicago. Educated at Cambridge, England, Johns is a specialist on intellectual property and piracy.