Jolly Roger: The Story of the Great Age of Piracy

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Fascinating study of the pirates of the 17th and 18th centuries examines the lives and deeds of Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and others, finding the lore about these maritime marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." — The New York Times. 35 black-and-white illustrations.
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Overview


Fascinating study of the pirates of the 17th and 18th centuries examines the lives and deeds of Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and others, finding the lore about these maritime marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." — The New York Times. 35 black-and-white illustrations.
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New York Times
Highly entertaining and well-documented.
Library Journal
We all know the literary and Hollywood image of pirates as one-eyed, rum-swilling brutes sailing the seas in search of booty. While that has some basis in reality, no one ever really walked a plank or strolled around with a parrot on his shoulder. For the most part, these guys were common crooks looking to make a quick buck any way they could, and a ship far from home with salable goods in its hold was an easy target. Once European governments began sending their navies to catch and punish the thieves, most of these brigands went back to legitimate sailing jobs. Pringle's 1953 volume separates the fact from the fiction regarding these scourges of the sea. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486418230
  • Publisher: Dover Publications
  • Publication date: 8/9/2001
  • Series: Dover Maritime Series
  • Pages: 294
  • Sales rank: 1,198,819
  • Product dimensions: 5.58 (w) x 8.42 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
I ABOMINABLE BRUTES
II BIG BUSINESS
III HER MAJESTY'S PIRATES
IV JACOBEANS AND CAROLINES
V BRETHREN OF THE COAST
VI MORGAN
VII THE LAST OF THE BUCCANEERS
VIII WHO WOULD BE A PIRATE?
IX ON THE ACCOUNT
X "FLAGS, RED AND BLACK"
XI THE PIRATE ROUND
XII THE ARCH-PIRATE
XIII THE MYSTERY OF CAPTAIN KIDD
XIV PIRACY DESTROYED
XV PIRATE REPUBLIC
XVI BLACKBEARD
XVII WOODES ROGERS OF NASSAU
XVII "MY LORD, WE PLEAD OUR BELLIES"
XIX ANOTHER MADAGASCAR
XX THE GREAT PIRATE ROBERTS
XXI CAPTAIN SNELGRAVE'S STORY
XXII THE DECLINE OF PIRACY
XXIII THE CHARACTER OF THE PIRATE
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX
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