Piracy and Plunder: A Murderous Business

Piracy and Plunder: A Murderous Business

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ISBN-13: 9780525458579
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/2001
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

Table of Contents

Forewordix
A Plague of Pirates3
The Createst Haul3
Homer's Pirate: Odysseus5
A Thousand Ships8
A Fleet of Ruthless Pagans12
Privateers--or Pirates?16
Drake: Official Pirate17
A Cozy Connection22
Blackbeard23
Speed, Surprise, Terror26
Who Pirates Were29
Life Aboard Ship34
A Democracy of Thieves37
A Code of Conduct39
Tactic of Terror41
Marooning43
The Honorable Sir Henry Morgan45
Captain Subatol Deal49
A Private Republic50
Pirate Queen53
They Dressed Like Men55
On the Barbary Coast61
People: The Richest Prize65
In the World Today71
Buried Treasure75
Figures of Romance79
Selected Bibliography82
About the Author and the Illustrator83
Index84

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6-8. Piracy & Plunder: A Murderous Business, written by Milton Meltzer, is an engaging overview of this captivating time in history. Perfect for a middle school crowd, the information is wonderfully offered within rich stories of these scoundrels and cutthroats. Beautiful illustrations also fill the book, along with side bars with interesting tidbits that students will gravitate to, learning a little bit more as they go.