History

Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History’s First Global Manhunt

The New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Map and How We Got to Now returns with the story of a pirate who changed the world

Henry Every was the seventeenth century’s most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular—and wildly inaccurate—reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead. But Steven Johnson argues that Every’s most lasting legacy was his inadvertent triggering of a major shift in the  global economy. […Learn More]