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

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Random House Trade Paperbacks,
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2006.
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English
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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. 16 pp. of photos. Maps.From the Hardcover edition.
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display_description David Cordingly reveals the truth behind the pirate legends of Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Francis Drake, the fierce female brigands Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and others who rode and robbed upon the world's most dangerous waters. Here are the weapons they used, the ships they sailed, and the ways they fought -- and were defeated. This book also charts the paths of fictional pirates such as Captain Hook and Long John Silver.
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physical xxi, 296 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm.
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table_of_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 -- Afterword: the romance of piracy -- Glossary of sea terms.
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title Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates
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