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The Pirate's Pocket Book
     

The Pirate's Pocket Book

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by Stuart Robertson (Editor)
 

What was it really like to be a pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy? Fictional works have colored their image into the romantic, swashbuckling anti-hero, who forced prisoners to walk the plank and sought buried treasure where X marks the spot. Yet the reality was often far more extraordinary and violent. Compiled with extracts from biographies of the period,

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What was it really like to be a pirate during the Golden Age of Piracy? Fictional works have colored their image into the romantic, swashbuckling anti-hero, who forced prisoners to walk the plank and sought buried treasure where X marks the spot. Yet the reality was often far more extraordinary and violent. Compiled with extracts from biographies of the period, letters and court documents, news articles and pamphlets offering the latest gossip on pirate trials and executions, survivors' statements and even royal proclamations, this pocket-book builds up an authentic picture of the lives and deaths of the most infamous pirates and privateers, as well as illuminating the brutal comradeship of a pirate crew, and their devil-may-care attitude to their own mortality. The mythology of pirate ships, flags and rum punch, are all examined in special box-outs in order to get to the heart of the pirates' world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435110205
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
08/30/2008
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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The Pirate's Pocket Book 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun, esoteric, and ideal for the lad (or lassie) who considers himself a seaman.
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