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

Author: David Cordingly
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Cordingly
ISBN: 0679425608 9780679425601 9780812977226 081297722X 0156005492 9780156005494
OCLC Number: 33132732
Description: xxi, 296 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: David Cordingly.
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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  Read more...

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