Pirates: Terror on the High Seas From the Caribbean to the South China Sea: A Worldwide Illustrated History

Pirates: Terror on the High Seas From the Caribbean to the South China Sea: A Worldwide Illustrated History

by David Cordingly
     
 

The popular image of pirates today-the combined effect of three centuries of books, plays, operas, films, cartoons, and children's games-is extraordinarily powerful.Pirates have become the mythical equivalent of giants, vampires, wizards, or witches, and they no longer seem quite real. Yet they definitely were real-as this first comprehensive, worldwide historical…  See more details below

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The popular image of pirates today-the combined effect of three centuries of books, plays, operas, films, cartoons, and children's games-is extraordinarily powerful.Pirates have become the mythical equivalent of giants, vampires, wizards, or witches, and they no longer seem quite real. Yet they definitely were real-as this first comprehensive, worldwide historical survey makes abundantly clear-and considerably more frightening historically than Long John Silver or Captain Hook. The barnacled sea dogs featured in this fascinating volume well deserved their reputations for bravery, hard drinking, avarica, foul language-and casual violence and cruelty.

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ISBN-13:
9781572152649
Publisher:
World Publications, Inc. MA
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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