General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious
by Charles Johnson, Charles, Captain, David Cordingly
This is a classic history of pirates and piracy.
published in 1724, this famous account of the pirates by the mysterious
Captain Johnson (who many believe to be Daniel Defoe) has long been a
classic of seafaring literature. Filled with stunning details of
executions, sea battles, and adventures on the high seas, the original
edition has long been famed among scholars of the maritime world for its
honesty and balance.
It is also
one of the few early works to include the then-scandalous stories of
female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and was the first to publicize
the now infamous Blackbeard and Captain Kidd.
has been thoroughly updated with modern spellings and grammar to aid the
reader, and includes commentary and an introduction by David Cordlingly,
author of the acclaimed book Under the Black Flag.
Pirates Own Book : Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea
by Charles Ellms, Research Society Marine
Originally published in an extremely rare 1837 volume, these
delightfully melodramatic yet true stories of the diabolical desperadoes
who plundered the ships of the high seas detail the lives, atrocities,
and exploits of such infamous pirates as Black Beard, Jean Lafitte,
Robert Kidd, Edward Low, and Anne Bonney. 77 line illustrations.