Fishing By The Book

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Real-Life Pirates
G. Bruce Knecht's book, Hooked: A True Story of Pirates, Poaching and the Perfect Fish (Rodale Press; $25), tells the story of an Austrian patrol boat, Southern Supporter, and its long, intense pursuit of the illegal fishing vessel, the Viarsa. Adventure seekers, enjoy. www.rodale.com

Get Cooking

Chew...don't slurp. That's the all-important raw-oyster-eating lesson Rob DeBorde offers in his new cookbook, Fish on a First-Name Basis: How Fish is Caught, Bought, Cleaned, Cooked and Eaten (Thomas Dunne Books; $25). This easy-to-navigate book has everything from a recipe for saut¿ffed halibut cheeks to a timeline of the history of cod. www.stmartins.com