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Pirates and Piracy (Dover Maritime Books)by E Kebble Chatterton
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Pirates and acts of piracy were not limited to the Caribbean Sea and the 16th and 17th centuries, as is commonly thought, but ranged far across time and place. Men of adventure who took to pirating in classical times around the Mediterranean are featured in these stirring true tales of high-seas treachery. Gripping narratives of corsairs, freebooters, and privateersand#151;from the Vikings in their longships to the pirates of the Levant and the China Seasand#151;come vividly to life in these swashbuckling, compulsively readable chronicles. Here are riveting accounts of North Sea brigands, Elizabethan seamen, and Turkish pirates; of notorious plunderers like Henry Morgan, Edward (Blackbeard) Teach, and Captain Kidd; as well as the pirates of Borneo and China.
Enhanced with sixteen illustrations, the fascinating text recounts as well the stories of daring men who intercepted enemy ships for King and country (and to enrich their own purses). Sure to be welcomed by armchair sailors, this highly readable study of the maritime marauders who sailed under the Black Flag will also appeal to naval historians and old salts.
Stirring true tales of real, high-seas treachery abound in this compulsively readable narrative of corsairs, freebooters, and privateers. From the Norsemen and the pirates of the Levant and the China Seas, to Edward Teach (Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, and Henry Morgan, these stories of men who took to pirating range far across time and place. 16 illustrations.
A swashbuckling, compulsively readable narrative of corsairs, freebooters, and privateers. From the Norsemen to the pirates of the Levant and the China Seas, to Teach, Kidd, and Avery, these are the stories of the men who intercepted enemy ships for King and country (and, of course, for their own pocketbooks as well).
Table of Contents
I. The Earliest Pirates
II. The North Sea Pirates
III. Piracy in the Early Tudor Times
IV. The Corsairs of the South
V. The Wasps at Work
VI. Galleys and Gallantry
VII. Piracy in Elizabethan Times
VIII. Elizabethan Seaman and Turkish Pirates
IX. The Stuart Navy goes forth against the "Pyrats"
X. The Good Ship "Exchange" of Bristol
XI. A Wonderful Achievement
XII. The Great Sir Henry Morgan
XIII. "Black Beard" Teach
XIV. The Story of Captain Kidd
XV. The Exploits of Captain Avery
XVI. A "Gentleman" of Fortune
XVII. Paul Jones, Pirate and Privateer
XVIII. A Notorious American Pirate
XIX. The Last of the Algerine Corsairs
XX. PIrates of the Persian Gulf
XXI. The Story of Aaron Smith
XXII. Smith and the Pirate Schooner
XXIII. Plot and Counter-Plot
XXIV. Chance and Circumstance
XXV. The Cruise of the "Defensor de Pedro"
XXVI. The Pirates of Borneo
XXVII. Cruising among Chinese Pirates
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