Pirates and Privateers

Pirates and Privateers

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by Charlotte Montague
     
 

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The romantic image of the pirate has been seen as something of a Hollywood cash cow ever since Errol Flynn first climbed the rigging for the film Captain Blood, in 1935. The hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, starring

the Johnny Depp, proved undoubtedly that swashbuckling sells. But what do we know about the real Captain Jack Sparrows of

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The romantic image of the pirate has been seen as something of a Hollywood cash cow ever since Errol Flynn first climbed the rigging for the film Captain Blood, in 1935. The hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, starring

the Johnny Depp, proved undoubtedly that swashbuckling sells. But what do we know about the real Captain Jack Sparrows of yesteryear? Who were they? Where did they come from? And what heinous and daring acts did

they perform on the path towards riches and infamy? Pirates and Privateers delves into the real lives of these men and women,whose seafaring adventures have become legendary. It explores the criminal careers of some of the most fascinating scoundrels and scallywags in history.

Contents:

PIRATES: Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Calico Jack, Anne Bonney and Mary Read, Capt. Kidd, Henry Morgan, L’Olonnais, Henry Avery, Black Bart, Charles Vane, Black Caesar, James Kelly, Richard Cole and John Richardson, John Gow,

Kanhoji Angria, Thomas Tew. WOMEN OF THE SEA: Grace O’Malley, Mrs Ching, Charlotte de Berry, Lady Killigrew, Mary Crickett. PRIVATEERS: Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Martin Frobisher, Sir Christopher Newport, Sir Thomas Modyford, Fortunatus Wright, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Richard Hawkins, Michael Geare, Sir Christopher Myngs , Alexander Godfrey, Joseph Barss, Robert Morris, Athanase Postel, Ambroise Louis Garneray, Robert Surcouf. MODERN PIRACY.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907795329
Publisher:
Omnipress
Publication date:
01/13/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
493,162
File size:
2 MB

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The romantic image of the pirate has been seen as something of a Hollywood cash cow ever since Errol Flynn first climbed the rigging for the film Captain Blood, in 1935. The hugely successful Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy, starring

the Johnny Depp, proved undoubtedly that swashbuckling sells. But what do we know about the real Captain Jack Sparrows of yesteryear? Who were they? Where did they come from? And what heinous and daring acts did

they perform on the path towards riches and infamy? Pirates and Privateers delves into the real lives of these men and women,whose seafaring adventures have become legendary. It explores the criminal careers of some of the most fascinating scoundrels and scallywags in history.

Contents:

PIRATES: Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Calico Jack, Anne Bonney and Mary Read, Capt. Kidd, Henry Morgan, L’Olonnais, Henry Avery, Black Bart, Charles Vane, Black Caesar, James Kelly, Richard Cole and John Richardson, John Gow,

Kanhoji Angria, Thomas Tew. WOMEN OF THE SEA: Grace O’Malley, Mrs Ching, Charlotte de Berry, Lady Killigrew, Mary Crickett. PRIVATEERS: Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir Francis Drake, Sir Martin Frobisher, Sir Christopher Newport, Sir Thomas Modyford, Fortunatus Wright, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Richard Hawkins, Michael Geare, Sir Christopher Myngs , Alexander Godfrey, Joseph Barss, Robert Morris, Athanase Postel, Ambroise Louis Garneray, Robert Surcouf. MODERN PIRACY.

Meet the Author

Charlotte Montague is an author specializing in maritime history. Her father was a naval officer, and as a child, she traveled the world with her family. After gaining an MA degree in History from Sussex University, England, she began writing on a variety of subjects including ethnic cultures, travel, and music, and more recently, she developed an interest in the history of crime at sea. Her current research has taken her to many parts of the globe, including Africa and the Far East, particularly the islands of the South Pacific. She travels for most of the year, but returns frequently to her home, a remote 18th century cottage close to a famous smuggler’s cove on the Cornish coast.

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DurokGoober More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful addition to any piratical library. Each entry is well written, and provides excellent historical accounts that can (and have been) cross-referenced in other pirate compendiums. Montague skillfully shares the information on the pages without becoming too pedantic, and the artwork is truly impressive. This book is definitely recommended, and will alwways be enjoyed.