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Cordingly, David
Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates / David Cordingly
2006 Random House trade pbk. ed
New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  G535 .C635 2006    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Pirates
Physical Description xxi, 296 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary A revisionist history of the golden age of piracy draws on original archive records to provide a realistic study of pirates and their lives that refutes many of the myths about the era
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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