Pirate: The Golden Age

Pirate: The Golden Age

by Angus Konstam, David Rickman, Giuseppe Rava
     
 

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This book describes the life of a pirate in the early 18th century, the 'Golden Age of Piracy'. It charts the way these men (and a few women) were recruited, how they operated, what they looked like and what prospects their lives held. In the process the book strips away many of the myths associated with piracy to reveal the harsh realities of those who lived

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This book describes the life of a pirate in the early 18th century, the 'Golden Age of Piracy'. It charts the way these men (and a few women) were recruited, how they operated, what they looked like and what prospects their lives held. In the process the book strips away many of the myths associated with piracy to reveal the harsh realities of those who lived beyond the normal bounds of society. Written by pirate expert Angus Konstam, the book draws on decades of research into the subject, and pulls together information from a myriad of sources including official reports, contemporary newspaper reports, trial proceedings and court testimony last words on the scaffold, letters and diaries as well as archaeological evidence and relevant objects and artefacts from museum collections on both sides of the Atlantic. A must have for fans of the classic pirate stories or warfare in the early 18th century.

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"...Konstam and Rickman provide a marvelous and detailed assessment through explanation supported by period and first-hand examples about one decade rife with pirates. The rogues, themselves, would find this a treasure worth hoarding." -Cindy Vallar, Pirates and Privateers

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781849089418
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
09/20/2011
Series:
Warrior , #158
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
899,591
File size:
11 MB
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Meet the Author

David Rickman is the exhibits co-ordinator for the state parks system, where his favourite projects are helping to restore and furnish both American Civil War and World War II seacoast fortifications. At other times he is a freelance illustrator specializing in historical and ethnographic subjects. His works are in the collections of the National Park Service, Parks Canada and various other museums and historic sites. The son of a US Navy aviator, David has lived in Japan, grew up in California and now lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Deborah.
Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Rechling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy.

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