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Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
by Robert Kurson
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Ahoy! Kurson returns with more tales of treasure from the briny deep. This time the divers are off to the Dominican Republic to locate a ship captained by Roger Bannister, a British sea merchant turned pirate. The story of their efforts to locate the... (read more)

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Republic of Pirates (08 Edition)
Republic of Pirates (08 Edition)
by Colin Woodard
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and#160; The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains... (read more)

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Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates (Harvest Book)
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates (Harvest Book)
by David Cordingly
About the Author
David Cordingly is the world's foremost expert on pirates. For many years the curator and head of exhibitions at the famed National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, he has written several acclaimed books on the subject of pirates. He lives by the... (read more)

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Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean (09 Edition)
Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean (09 Edition)
by Edward Kritzler
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In this lively debut work of history, Edward Kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth century, many Jews had to flee Spain and... (read more)

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History of the Buccaneers of America
History of the Buccaneers of America
by James Burney
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This historical reference focusing on American buccaneers of the 16th to 18th centuries was written by an English sailor who traveled with Captain James Cook on his second and third voyages to the Pacific. First published in 1816 (L. Hansard & Sons... (read more)

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The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf
The Pirates Laffite: The Treacherous World of the Corsairs of the Gulf
by William C. Davis
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"[A] swashbuckling look at Jean and Pierre Laffite, brothers and partners in crime."—Atlanta Journal-Constitution   From just after the Louisiana Purchase through the War of 1812, privateers Jean and Pierre Laffite made life hell for Spanish... (read more)

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Tryal of Capt. William Kidd
Tryal of Capt. William Kidd
by Don Carlos Seitz
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Kidd, reviled as a bloodthirsty pirate, was a Scottish-born minister's son who may actually have been innocent of piracy but was certainly hanged for it. Based on official admiralty records, this volume offers an astonishing glimpse into the world of... (read more)

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Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean
Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean
by Adrian Tinniswood
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The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" (New York Times) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century. If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to think of pirating as a romantic way... (read more)

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Pirates and Piracy (Dover Maritime Books)
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... (read more)

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Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers & Rogues
Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers & Rogues
by George Choundas
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Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail. Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language. A comprehensive course in pirate vocabulary,... (read more)

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Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas
Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas
by John C. Payne
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In this eye-opening account, respected author and seaman John C. Payne lifts the veil on modern piracy, detailing hundreds of very real and frightening accounts up until now. The recent hijacking of the Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates merely brought... (read more)

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The Pirate Wars
The Pirate Wars
by Peter Earle
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"Wonderfully detailed." ---San Antonio Express-News "A well-researched effort on an extensive subject, this is highly recommended."---Library Journal   "Fascinating...His scholarship is solid, and his telling of this complex story is lucid and... (read more)

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Hunting Pirate Heaven: In Search of the Lost Pirate Utopias of the Indian Ocean
Hunting Pirate Heaven: In Search of the Lost Pirate Utopias of the Indian Ocean
by Kevin Rushby
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Praise for Hunting Pirate Heaven: "Rushby's characters rise from the pages like holograms."--Washington Post "Wonderfully detailed...a personal journey of discovery, a travelogue filled with odd characters and odd modes of transport...He finds modern... (read more)

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Memoirs of a Buccaneer : Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, 1697 (07 Edition)
Memoirs of a Buccaneer : Dampier's New Voyage Round the World, 1697 (07 Edition)
by William Dampier
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It was William Dampier'sand#160;passion to see the world that turned him into a buccaneer. He possessed remarkable powers of observation and analysis, and his life as a seventeenth-century navigator aboard pirate and privateering ships is brilliantly... (read more)

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Hunting Pirate Heaven: In Search of Lost Pirate Utopias
Hunting Pirate Heaven: In Search of Lost Pirate Utopias
by Kevin Rushby
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Praise for Hunting Pirate Heaven: "Rushby's characters rise from the pages like holograms."--Washington Post "Wonderfully detailed...a personal journey of discovery, a travelogue filled with odd characters and odd modes of transport...He finds modern... (read more)

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Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd
Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd
by Barry Clifford
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“A robust and chilling account of Kidds barbaric exploits.” Publishers... (read more)

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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean:: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean:: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
by David Cordingly
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From renowned pirate historian David Cordingly, author of Under the Black Flag and film consultant for the original Pirates of the Caribbean, comes the thrilling story of Captain Woodes Rogers, the avenging nemesis of the worst cutthroats ever to... (read more)

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Scourge of the Seas: Buccaneers, Pirates & Privateers (General Military)
Scourge of the Seas: Buccaneers, Pirates & Privateers (General Military)
by Angus Konstam
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"Color illustrations, including some of Howard Pyle's paintings, and maps help bring this era of maritime piarcy to life... Scourge of the Seas is a worthy addition to any pirate library. It covers some topics often glossed over in other works and... (read more)

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Pirate State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea
Pirate State: Inside Somalia's Terrorism at Sea
by Peter Eichstaedt
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In 2009, the United States was hit broadside by Somali pirates who attempted to capture the U.S. flag ship Maersk Alabama. Suddenly, the pirates were no longer a distant menace. They had thrust themselves onto the American stage.    &#... (read more)

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The Pirate Handbook: A Rogue's Guide to Pillage, Plunder, Chaos & Conquest
The Pirate Handbook: A Rogue's Guide to Pillage, Plunder, Chaos & Conquest
by Pat Croce
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Avast, ye! For anyone who has dreamed of hitting the high seas, manning a crew, brandishing a cutlass, or burying treasure, here's The Pirate Handbook. Part how-to, part illustrated history, this detailed manual gives insight into every aspect of the... (read more)

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