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The pirate world, a history of the most notorious sea robbers, Angus Konstam ; illustrated by Nick Buxey

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The pirate world, a history of the most notorious sea robbers, Angus Konstam ; illustrated by Nick Buxey
Language
eng
Illustrations
mapsillustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The pirate world
Oclc number
1079199689
Responsibility statement
Angus Konstam ; illustrated by Nick Buxey
Sub title
a history of the most notorious sea robbers
Summary
Often romanticized in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to the Viking raids and on to the era of privateers. He discusses the so-called "Golden Age of Piracy" and colorful characters such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, before examining the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast and the phenomenon of the modern pirate. Highly illustrated with color images and specially commissioned maps throughout, this is a unique exploration of the pirate world.--amazon.com
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