The Pirate Handbook: A Rogue's Guide to Pillage, Plunder, Chaos & Conquest

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Avast, ye! For anyone who has dreamed of hitting the high seas, manning a crew, brandishing a cutlass, or burying treasure, here's The Pirate Handbook. Part how-to, part illustrated history, this detailed manual gives insight into every aspect of the pirating life: learn how to make a seaworthy raft, navigate by the stars, brew up a batch of grog, and much more. Featuring a removable replica of an actual pirate map, detailed illustrations, real recipes from the Golden Age of Piracy, plus the lore of the real-life...

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Overview

Avast, ye! For anyone who has dreamed of hitting the high seas, manning a crew, brandishing a cutlass, or burying treasure, here's The Pirate Handbook. Part how-to, part illustrated history, this detailed manual gives insight into every aspect of the pirating life: learn how to make a seaworthy raft, navigate by the stars, brew up a batch of grog, and much more. Featuring a removable replica of an actual pirate map, detailed illustrations, real recipes from the Golden Age of Piracy, plus the lore of the real-life pirates who roamed the waters of the Caribbean and beyond, this is the ultimate guide for salty dogs wherever they rove the seas.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811878524
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 8/10/2011
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 959,746
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Pat Croce is a New York Times best-selling author and founder of St. 08/01/2011ine Pirate & Treasure Museum, and a pirate born 300 years too late. He lives in Philadelphia and Florida.

Dave Hopkins is an illustrator whose work has appeared in magazines from the Economist to MOJO, as well as hundreds of books. He lives in the UK.

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  • Posted August 4, 2011

    The Pirate Handbook ROCKS!!!

    My two boys (12 & 14) found this book online and, being the huge pirate fans that they are, begged me to buy it for them. Naturally I did and, when they received it, they wouldn't put it down!

    After reading it they are both convinced they could now be pirates!!

    My wife and I read through the book and, I have to admit, it was incredibly entertaining, not to mention filled with a plethora of facts and information. The author, a pirate expert and a pirate museum owner, most definitely knows his stuff. Too bad there's not a Discovery Channel program based on this book... I'd watch it!

    Bottom line: I highly recommend purchasing this book.

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