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Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates (Harvest Book)

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"This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read." — Patrick O'Brian

Pirates are so much a part of legend that it is easy to forget they actually existed. UNDER THE BLACK FLAG tells their story in a rollicking account of the golden age of piracy that is packed with history, anecdote, and above all adventure. Here are the true stories of such bloodthirsty legends as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, Anne Bonny, and the fearsome Mary Read. And here are rousing descriptions of what ships pirates sailed, what punishments they exacted, what they really wore, and how they flourished--or perished. From the smoky havoc of shipboard battle to the loneliness of a fugitive's life at sea, this spellbinding narrative vividly brings the brutal world of pirates to life.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-283) and index.

About the Author

David Cordingly is the world's foremost expert on pirates. For many years the curator and head of exhibitions at the famed National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he has written several acclaimed books on the subject of pirates. He lives by the sea in Sussex.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156005494
Subtitle:
The Romance and the Reality of Life among the Pirates
Author:
Cordingly, David
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
Sailing
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Sailing - Narratives
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Privateering
Subject:
Boating - General
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st Harvest ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Harvest Book
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
20031013
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in

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