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

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"This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read."--Patrick O'Brian "[A] wonderfully entertaining history of pirates and piracy . . . a rip-roaring read . . . fascinating and unexpected."-- Men's Journal This rollicking account of the golden age of piracy is packed with vivid history and high seas adventure. David Cordingly, an acclaimed expert on pirates, reveals the spellbinding truth behind the 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, in thrilling detail, are the weapons they used, the ships they sailed, and the ways they fought--and were defeated. Under the Black Flag also charts the paths of fictional pirates such as Captain Hook and Long John Silver. The definitive resource on the subject, this book is as captivating as it is supremely entertaining. Praise for Under the Black Flag "[A] lively history . . . If you've ever been seduced by the myth of the cutlass-wielding pirate, consider David Cordingly's Under the Black Flag ." -- USA Today, "Best Bets" "Engagingly told . . . a tale of the power of imaginative literature to re-create the past." -- Los Angeles Times "Entirely engaging and informative . . . a witty and spirited book." -- The Washington Post Book World "Plenty of thrills and adventure to satisfy any reader." -- The Philadelphia Inquirer
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Grouping Title under the black flag the romance and the reality of life among the pirates
Grouping Author cordingly david
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-08-01 04:22:05AM
Last Indexed 2018-10-21 04:29:23AM

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display_description 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.
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subject_facet History, Pirates
title_display Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates
title_full Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates / David Cordingly, Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates [electronic resource] / David Cordingly
title_short Under the black flag :
title_sub the romance and the reality of life among the pirates
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