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For People Who Love Pirates, a 50% Discount

Weekly Book Special September 21st-September 26th

Avast, me hearties!

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day all week long with us at Diane Publishing. Before Johnny Depp made the buccaneer lifestyle fashionable again, privateer enthusiast Pat Croce was writing some wonderful books for children. Capture the imagination of a young scallywag in your life with this week’s special:

My Pop-Pop is a Pirate: A Swashbuckling Tale
With a Treasure Trove of Interactive Extras

Written by Pat Croce, Illustrated by Julia Wolf.
Hardcover, 18 pages. ISBN: 0762428716
List Price: $15.95,Lowest Price: $8.90, OUR PRICE: $7.95
My Pop-Pop is a Pirate

What started as a surprised yawp in response to a sports injury has since exploded into a global phenomenon with participants on every continent and the seven seas in between.  Few have captured, or been possessed by, our cultural fascination with scurvy sea dogs as Pat Croce, who operates the Pirate Soul Museum in Key West, Florida.

My Pop-Pop is a Pirate will enchant junior picaroons with its fanciful storyline, lift-up flaps, pull tabs, 3-D touch-and-feel elements, and pop-up surprise ending.

Julia Wolf’s immersive illustrations provide the perfect counterpoint to Croce’s piratical prose: (click to enlarge):
Pirate Feast

This book is discounted only through September 26th. Purchase it for $7.95 (list price $15.95):

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September 21, 2010 at 8:20 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Maritime Security: Varied Actions Taken to Enhance Cruise Ship Security, but Some Concerns Remain (ISBN: 9781437933260)

Maritime Security: Varied Actions Taken to Enhance Cruise Ship Security, but Some Concerns Remain (ISBN: 9781437933260)
By Stephen L. Caldwell (Paperback, 52 pages, 2010, $20)

The Canada Free Press reported earlier in the week that cruise ships could become greater targets for terrorists, especially Somali pirates:

Agency officials reported in January 2010 that there had been no credible threats against cruise ships in the prior 12 months, but also noted the presence of terrorist groups that have the capability to attack a cruise ship. Agency officials and terrorism researchers also identified terrorists boarding a cruise ship as a concern.

Over 9 million passengers departed from U.S. ports on cruise ships in 2008, and according to agency officials, cruise ships are attractive terrorist targets.

This report addresses the extent to which: (1) the Coast Guard, the lead federal agency on maritime security, assessed risk in accordance with the Deptartment of Homeland Security’s guidance and identified risks; and (2) federal agencies, cruise ship and facility operators, and law enforcement entities have taken actions to protect cruise ships and their facilities.

The report reviewed relevant requirements and agency documents on maritime security, analyzed 2006 through 2008 security operations data, and made observations at seven ports. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

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