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Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates

Author: David Cordingly
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace, 1997.
Series: A Harvest book
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvest edView all editions and formats
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A revisionist history of the golden age of piracy draws on original archive material and records to provide a realistic study of pirates and their lives that refutes many of the colorful myths about the era.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cordingly
ISBN: 0156005492 9780156005494
OCLC Number: 36969645
Notes: Originally published: New York : Random House, ©1996.
Description: xxi, 296 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Wooden legs and parrots --
Plundering the treasure ports --
Sir Henry Morgan --
Women pirates and pirates' women --
Storms, shipwrecks and life at sea --
Into action under the pirate flag --
Torture, violence and marooning --
Pirate islands and other haunts --
Sloops, schooners and pirate films --
Captain Kidd and buried treasure --
Hunting down the pirates --
Trials, executions and hanging in chains --
Afterword : The romance of piracy --
Appendices.
Series Title: A Harvest book
Responsibility: David Cordingly.
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