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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Book deal for Maersk Alabama hero

In this grim age of revelations about greedy financiers and CEOs, the world loves a hero. Hard on the heels of the three-million Morrow book deal for airline captain "Sully" Sullenberger, comes the news that another media sensation is on the verge of selling his story.

Captain Richard Phillips leapt to fame after selflessly handing himself over to Somali pirates to save his crew, after the Maersk Alabama was attacked. His life story rights are being sold at auction, in a bidding war that began last week. The price, we hear, has already reached $500,000.

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