Synopses & Reviews
At last the ultimate book of pirates is here! Inside is the stuff of legend, where tales of adventure and intrigue are written in blood. Read about Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. Learn about walking the plank and buried treasure. Discover what was like aboard a pirate ship -- from a pirate's strict code of conduct to the punishments that awaited those that broke them.
All the intrigue, adventure, and grizzly details are brought to life in this lavish hardcover package jam packed with fact and fiction, pirate lore, and amazing memorabilia, including:
a booklet of pirate slang
a genuine advertisement to recruit pirates
a booklet of pirate biographies
a letter from William the III to Captain Kidd
a pullout featuring pirate weapons
a treasure map
a wanted poster for Blackbeard
sample playing cards
as well as flaps and fold outs galore!
Available just in time for the theatrical release of Disney's upcoming blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" comes this volume filled with facts, legends, and illustrations about pirates throughout the ages. Full color.
FOR the most heinous crime of PIRACY
The following notorious and knavish captains and sailors, whose evil deeds and bold stratagems have made them the most wanted men upon the high seas.
EDWARD "NED" LOW
EDWARD TEACH also known as BLACKBEARD
SAMUEL BELLAMY also known as BLACK SAM
BARTHOLOMEW ROBERTS also known as BLACK BART
As well as the following cruel and unnatural WOMEN:
CHARLOTTE DE BERRY
A substantial reward is offered for all and any information leading to the capture and arrest of these vile persons.
About the Author
John Matthews is the author of numerous books including the #1 New York Times Best-Seller, PIRATES and the highly successful King Arthur for Carlton Books. He has a long-held fascination for the subject of King Arthur. He lives in London, England.