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Pirate Captive’s Book in High-Stakes Auction

090412-N-XXXXN-001.jpgOne month after his rescue, the ship captain kidnapped by Somali pirates and saved by Navy snipers has almost landed a book deal.

According to Publishers Weekly, Captain Richard Phillips (pictured via) has garnered offers of $500,000 for his story. The book auction began last week, and his “life rights” are being represented by CAA. GalleyCat also wonders if Phillips’ chief engineer, Michael Perry, will also write his dramatic story.

Here’s more from the article: “Since ‘hero’ airline pilot Capt. Chesley Sullenberger landed over $3 million from Morrow for his story, it wouldn’t be shocking if Phillips walks away with over $1 million.” (Via Book Bench)

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