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A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates
by Charles Johnson, Charles, Captain, David Cordingly (Introduction)

Book Description
This is a classic history of pirates and piracy.
     Originally 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.
     This edition 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.

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The Pirates Own Book : Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers
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.

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Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea : Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750
by Marcus Rediker

Book Description
This unsparing account of the eighteenth-century maritime world reconstructs the often brutal social and cultural milieu of Anglo-American seafaring and piracy, following sailors and their ships from their trade routes into rowdy waterfront ports.

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