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Flying the black flag : a brief history of piracy

Author: Alfred S Bradford
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From Odysseus - the original pirate of literature and lore - through Blackbeard and the feared pirates of the Spanish Main, this book reveals the strategies and methods pirates used to cheat, lie, kill, and rob their way into the historical record, wreaking terror in their bloody wakes."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bradford, Alfred S.
Flying the black flag.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2007
(OCoLC)608023727
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred S Bradford
ISBN: 9780275977818 0275977811
OCLC Number: 80917302
Description: xii, 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface --
pt. 1. Greek piracy --
1. Odysseus : hero and pirate --
2. Greeks and barbarians --
3. Greek vs. Greek --
4. Greek vs. Macedonian --
pt. 2. The Romans --
5. The Romans take decisive action --
6. The pirates of Cilicia --
7. The scourge of the Mediterranean --
8. The end of Mediterranean piracy --
pt. 3. The Vikings --
9. "From merciless invaders ..." --
10. The Rus --
11. Conversion and containment --
pt. 4. The worldwide struggle against piracy --
12. The Buccaneers --
13. Tortuga and the pirate utopia --
14. Henry Morgan --
15. The raid on Panama --
16. The infamous Captain Kidd --
pt. 5. The Barbary pirates --
17. Crescent and cross in the Mediterranean --
18. War by other means --
pt. 6. Pirates of the south China coast --
19. Out of poverty and isolation --
20. The Dragon Lady --
pt. 7. To the shores of Tripoli --
21. New nation, new victim --
22. "Preble and his boys" --
23. The Marines go ashore --
24. The end of Mediterranean piracy ... --
pt. 8. Conclusions and reflections --
25. How pirates are made --
26. Pirates and terrorists --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Alfred S. Bradford ; illustrated by Pamela M. Bradford.
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