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Pirates have captivated our imaginations for generations, and the popularity of the recent Pirates of the Caribbean films has planted them even more firmly in our minds. But what were pirates really like? Author Robert Ritchie guides us on a tour of piracy from ancient times through the present, and dispels the false image of pirates created by adventure stories and Hollywood. The truth is, unbelievably, even more intriguing than the fiction. Pirates were usually men (and sometimes women!) who turned to piracy in desperation—to avoid starvation or to save their own lives. They were from countries across the globe, from every social class, and of every race. Their average age was only twenty seven. In this lavishly illustrated book, you will see pirates’ brutal lives and bloody deaths, get a peek at their ships and the lives of their crews, and meet some of history’s most famous and infamous buccaneers. You’ll finally learn the truth about the way they lived and died. Full of color and history and danger, this book is as fun as a Johnny Depp movie—but it’s all true! 

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The complete illustrated history of pirates written by internationally renowned experts of buccaneer history.

Synopsis:

Pirate culture has occupied our imaginations for generations. But what were pirates really like? Here, take a tour of piracy from the ancient world through modern times, discovering the truth behind the myths. Perfect for a coffee table and substantial enough for any student of history, Pirates is the total package for anyone with a taste for adventure.

About the Author

Angus Konstam is the author of more than a dozen books, including Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate and Pirates: Predators of the Seas. He was Chief Curator at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Konstam lives in Scotland.Roger Michael Kean is an editor, filmmaker, and journalist. He edited The History of Pirates and The History of Shipwrecks. He lives in England.David Cordingly authored Under the Black Flag and was head of exhibitions of the National Maritime Museum in London. He lives in England.

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VGraessle, September 6, 2007 (view all comments by VGraessle)
Pirates: Predators of the Seas: An Illustrated History by Angus Konstam is not only a beautiful book (it could easily sit on one's coffee table) with illustrations depicting various ideas and themes addressed in each chapter, it is also a comprehensive history of pirates. Mr. Konstam traces the story of these maritime outlaws from ancient to modern times. He also explains the different terms used for "predators" over the centuries, e.g., pirates, corsairs, bucaneers (to mention just a few).
One fact I found fascinating is that criminals using the ocean to make their livings have existed since the first
days of merchants traveling by sea and continue to seek their illegally-gotten gains into the twenty-first century.
Pirates: Predators of the Seas: An Illustrated History, is a riveting
account of pirates which I highly recommend to novices as well as
the experienced in this fascinating subject.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781602390355
Author:
Konstam, Angus
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
With:
Kean, Roger Michael
Introduction by:
Cordingly, David
Introduction:
Cordingly, David
Author:
Kean, Roger Michael
Author:
Cordingly, David
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
History
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Pirates -- History.
Subject:
World
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300 color illustrations
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.70x8.66x.90 in. 2.16 lbs.

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Pirate culture has occupied our imaginations for generations. But what were pirates really like? Here, take a tour of piracy from the ancient world through modern times, discovering the truth behind the myths. Perfect for a coffee table and substantial enough for any student of history, Pirates is the total package for anyone with a taste for adventure.
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