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Pirates - Predators of the Seas: An Illustrated History

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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!

Product Details

ISBN:
9781122356947
Subtitle:
An Illustrated History
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
Konstam, Angus
Author:
Angus Konstam
Author:
Roger Michael Kean
Author:
Kean, Roger Michael
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
History
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Pirates -- History.
Subject:
Military-Naval History
Subject:
Nautical-Pirates
Subject:
World
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070501
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Illustrations:
book, you will see pirates' brutal lives
Pages:
240

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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