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Pirates: The Complete History from 1300 BC to the Present Day

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 The word “pirate” instantly conjures a fearsome figure in a tricorner hat, brandishing a cutlass on the quarterdeck of a helpless victims ship. The skull and crossbones have become instantly recognizable the world over, a symbol of lawlessness and rebellion. But if you think piracy is all about the Jolly Roger, a bottle o rum, and walking the plank, think again. The reality, much more complex, spans all of human history. From Cretans and Vikings to French corsairs and British rogues, sail through the brutal history of piracy, separating myth from legend and fact from fiction. Pirates takes you into the depths of the pirates dark world, examining the colorful characters of the golden age of piracy such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd and even two women pirates who became pregnant to avoid death sentences. A blood-soaked, riveting account, Pirates offers a complete history of the fearsome threat on the high seas, from the marauders in the pages of antiquity to the Somali pirates in the headlines of today.

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A rollicking, in-depth look at the bloody world of pirates. Konstam sails through the brutal history of piracy, separating myth from legend and fact from fiction. Pirates takes you into the depths of the pirates dark world, examining the many colorful characters of the golden age of piracy. .

Synopsis:

Angus Konstam sets sail through the brutal history of piracy, separating myth from legend and fact from fiction. Pirates takes us into the depths of the pirates dark world, examining the many colorful characters from Cretans and Vikings to French corsairs and the British rogues of the golden age of piracy, such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd and even two women pirates, Mary Read and Ann Bonny, who became pregnant to avoid execution. A blood-soaked, riveting account, it provides a complete history of the fearsome threat on the high seas from the marauders in the pages of antiquity to the Somali pirates in the headlines of today.

About the Author

Angus Konstam, an expert on the history of piracy, is the author of more than fifty books, including History of Pirates and History of Shipwrecks (both Lyons Press). A former naval officer and underwater archaeologist, he advised the archaeologists who excavated Blackbeards Queen Annes Revenge and has appeared on the History Channel. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762773954
Author:
Konstam, Angus
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 b/w line drawings and maps; 16-page c
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

A rollicking, in-depth look at the bloody world of pirates. Konstam sails through the brutal history of piracy, separating myth from legend and fact from fiction. Pirates takes you into the depths of the pirates dark world, examining the many colorful characters of the golden age of piracy. .

"Synopsis" by ,

Angus Konstam sets sail through the brutal history of piracy, separating myth from legend and fact from fiction. Pirates takes us into the depths of the pirates dark world, examining the many colorful characters from Cretans and Vikings to French corsairs and the British rogues of the golden age of piracy, such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd and even two women pirates, Mary Read and Ann Bonny, who became pregnant to avoid execution. A blood-soaked, riveting account, it provides a complete history of the fearsome threat on the high seas from the marauders in the pages of antiquity to the Somali pirates in the headlines of today.

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