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Harold Horwood was born in St. John's Newfoundland in 1923. His careers include longshoreman, fisherman, publisher, union organizer, and associate editor of St. John's "Evening Telegram. He has written extensively for magazines, radio and television, and is the author of several books, including PIRATES, AND OUTLAWS OF CANADA, WHITE ESKIMO, THE FOXES OF BEACHY COVE, and BANDITS AND PRIVATEERS.