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Cordingly, David

Works: 60 works in 225 publications in 2 languages and 9,358 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Sea stories  Adventure stories  Naval history  Biography  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Young adult works 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Collaborator
Classifications: PR5486, [FIC]
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Publications about David Cordingly
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Most widely held works by David Cordingly
Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates by David Cordingly( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 2,038 libraries worldwide
Examines the popular image of pirates in modern times, to discover where the image came from, and compares it with the real world of pirates, who were more often murderers and thieves than romantic heros
Women sailors and sailors' women : an untold maritime history by David Cordingly( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,157 libraries worldwide
Covers three hundred years of maritime history in search of women pirates, captains, seafarers, and explorers who broke new ground in the male-dominated maritime world
Pirates : terror on the high seas, from the Caribbean to the South China Sea ( Book )
4 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 984 libraries worldwide
Blackbeard, Kidd, and Avery lasted no more than two or three years, and few, like Morgan or Drake, lived long enough to enjoy their plundered wealth. From time immemorial there have been pirates: In the second millennium B.C., Phoenician merchant ships were preyed upon in the Mediterranean, and in the classical age of Greece, the islands of the Aegean were home to generations of pirates. In 78 B.C., young Julius Caesar was held for ransom by pirates. Much later, when
Marine painting in England, 1700-1900 by David Cordingly( Book )
10 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 libraries worldwide
In this volume, the author examines the long-developed tradition of marine painting in England. The painters covered include Peter Monamy, Samuel Scott, John Cleveley the Elder, John and Robert Cleveley, Charles Brooking, Dominic Serres and John Thomas Serres, Francis Swaine, Francis Holman, Nicholas Pocock, William Anderson, Thomas Luny, Thomas Whitcombe, Robert Salmon, Samuel Atkins, Thomas Buttersworth, Philip James de Loutherbourg, William Daniell, J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, A.W. Callcott, John Sell Cotman, Miles Edmund Cotman, A.V. Copley Fielding, R.P. Bonington, Charles Bentley, J.C. Schetky, W.J. Huggins, Joseph Walter, Clarkson Stanfield, John Ward, J.W. Carmichael, Geroge Chambers, Edward Duncan, William Joy and John Cantiloe Joy, Samuel Walters, E.W. Cooke, John Brett, Henry Moore, James McNeill Whistler, William McTaggart, W.L. Wyllie, and Philip Street
Cochrane : the real master and commander by David Cordingly( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 502 libraries worldwide
Offers a portrait of Thomas Cochrane, the hero who served as a model for fictional characters drawing on previously unpublished sources to document his exploits against the French navy and in the liberation of South America
Pirates : fact & fiction by David Cordingly( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of piracy from the Spanish Main, where Drake and the Elizabethan sea dogs plundered vast quantities of treasure from Spanish galleons returning to the Old World, to the China Seas where, in the early nineteenth century, the female pirate Ching Yih Saou commanded a fleet of over 800 junks. It examines the realities of pirate life through everyday items that would have been used by the pirates themselves--weapons, navigational instruments, charts--and, by contrasting these with fictional portrayals and stereotypes, sets out to dispel some of the myths surrounding this perennially fascinating subject
Pirate hunter of the Caribbean : the adventurous life of Captain Woodes Rogers by David Cordingly( Book )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
This book profiles the life and adventures of the governor of the Bahamas who hunted down some of the best known pirates of his day, including Blackbeard, Charles Vane, and Anne Bonny. From David Cordingly, one of the world's foremost experts on pirate history, and author of the perennial favorite Under the Black Flag, comes the thrilling story of the man who fought the real pirates of the Caribbean. Sea captain, privateer, and colonial governor, Woodes Rogers was one of the early eighteenth century's boldest and most colorful characters. Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean is the definitive account of his incredible life. At a time when Europe's maritime nations fought over islands and territories, and pirates and other scoundrels were flourishing, Rogers sailed into the center of the action. - Jacket flap
The Billy Ruffian : the Bellerophon and the downfall of Napoleon : the biography of a ship of the line, 1782-1836 by David Cordingly( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
A portrait of a British warship that played a key role during the wartime years of the Napoleonic era describes the ship's service in three crucial sea battles, as well as its role in Napoleon's ultimate surrender
Cochrane the dauntless : the life and adventures of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775-1860 by David Cordingly( Book )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
Painters of the sea : a survey of Dutch and English marine paintings from British collections by David Cordingly( Book )
7 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Life among the pirates : the romance and the reality by David Cordingly( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 214 libraries worldwide
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads to a pirate fortune as well as great danger. Portrayal of good versus evil, as the young boy accompanies Long John Silver and his band of pirates in search of the buried treasure
Nicholas Pocock, 1740-1821 by David Cordingly( Book )
5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
The history of pirates by Angus Konstam( Book )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
The History of Pirates traces piracy from the seas of antiquity to the New World and beyond. Piracy flourished in the early eighteenth century, even Julius Caesar was captured by pirates-and it still exists today; boats sailing through the South China Sea are regulary attacked by modern-day buccaneers. Detailed maps bear vivd testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, sometimes charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty deadogs and highwaymen of the oceans
Heroines & harlots : women at sea in the great age of sail by David Cordingly( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
Pirates by Philip Steele( Book )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and French and held by 185 libraries worldwide
Action-packed nuggets of information combine with beautiful photographs and artworks to reveal the facts, the larger-than-life characters, and the extraordinary events of history at its most exciting. Inspired practical model-making projects transport the reader directly into the world of the past
Spanish gold captain Woodes Rogers and the pirates of the Caribbean by David Cordingly( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Stories of individual pirates in the Caribbean, from Blackbeard to Calico Jack, have been the stuff of legend since the eighteenth century, but in Spanish Gold pirate expert David Cordingly at last gives us the big picture in all its bold and ruthless truth
Ships and seascapes : an introduction to maritime prints, drawings, and watercolours by David Cordingly( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 139 libraries worldwide
The amazing world of pirates by Philip Steele( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Take a look back at what it was like to be a pirate, find out who they were and how they lived, and learn of their swashbuckling adventures
Seafaring women : adventures of pirate queens, female stowaways, and sailors' wives by David Cordingly( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed stories of a number of young women who dressed in men's clothes and worked alongside sailors for months, sometimes years, without ever revealing their gender. His tremendous research shows that there was indeed a thriving female population'from pirates to the sirens of myth and legend'on and around the high seas. A landmark work of women's history disguised as a spectacularly entertaining yarn, Women Sailors and Sailor's Women will surprise and delight. From the Trade Paperback edition
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