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The History of Pirates
by Angus Konstam, David Cordingly

Book Description
Here is a full-color chronicle of thievery, murder, and torture on the high seas. Piracy flourished in the early eighteenth century, producing many of the pirates whose names have gripped our imaginations: Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Bartholomew Roberts, to name a few. Yet piracy existed long before Blackbeard's name struck terror in the hearts of merchant seamen-Julius Caesar was captured by pirates-and it still exists today; boats sailing through the South China Sea are regularly attacked by modern-day buccaneers.
     The Complete Book of Pirates traces piracy from the seas of antiquity to the New World and beyond. It is a thorough, authoritative, and memorable portrait of the fascinating world of pirates. Detailed maps bear vivid testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, sometimes charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty seadogs and highwaymen of the oceans.

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Under the Black Flag : The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates (Harvest Book)
by David Cordingly

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier. of photos. Maps. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Women Pirates : And the Politics of the Jolly Roger
by Ulrike Klausmann, Marion Meinzerin, Gabriel Kuhn, Tyler Austin, Ulrike Klausman, Marion Mainzerin

Editorial Reviews
The publisher, Nicholas Levis, September 29, 1998
3000 years of female pirates from China to the Carribean
There have always been women among pirates and sea robbers. Metaphors of mysterious and destructive femininity may have perennially been assigned to the sea and its dangers, but the real women who sailed on ships steered them, sank with them, commanded them, even commandeered them have been ignored by a history written by and for patriarchal men. Ample evidence of women pirates and even feminine piracy nonetheless abounds: beginning with ancient legends of Amazon sailors in several cultural traditions, and continuing uninterrupted through a wealth of confirmed historical figures, down to the present. Women Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger is an account of piracy through three millennia, in histories of women and men sailing on four seas: the Chinese Straits, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean.


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