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Colin Woodard is the author of four books including The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down, the inspiration for the forthcoming NBC drama "Crossbones." A longtime foreign correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor and The Chronicle of Higher Education, he is currently State & National Affairs Writer at Maine's Portland Press Herald, where he won a George Polk Award last year for his investigative reporting.
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