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History of Pirates

History of Pirates [Paperback]

Author : Konstam, Angus

Here is a wonderful chronicle of thievery, murder, and torture on the high seas, all in a beautiful oversized book.

"The History of Pirates" recounts the violence, danger, bravery, and cruelty of those who have taken to the sea in search of wealth. This book covers thousands of years of maritime history -- from ancient Greece and Rome to the "Golden Age" of the Spanish Main to modern-day pirates. It includes a piracy timeline, plus individual maps showing where each of the featured pirates operated.

Piracy flourished in the early eighteenth century, producing many of the famous pirates whose names have gripped our imaginations: Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Bartholomew Roberts, to name a few. Yet piracy on the high seas existed long before Blackbeard's name struck terror in the hearts of merchant seamen (Julius Caesar was captured by pirates) and it still exists today. Vessels sailing through the South China Sea are regularly attacked by modern-day buccaneers.

"The History of Pirates" is a thorough, authoritative, and memorable portrait of the fascinating world of pirates. Detailed maps bear vivid testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, sometimes charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty sea dogs and highwaymen of the oceans. A great nautical adventure is on display in this beautifully illustrated new book that is both authoritative and entertaining.

$22.94
  • Author:
  • Konstam, Angus
  • ISBN:
  • 1585745162
  • isbn-13
  • 9781585745166
  • Publisher:
  • Globe Pequot Press
  • Cover:
  • Paperback
  • Pub. Year:
  • 2007
  • SKU
  • 9781585745166
  • Number of Units
  • 01
  • Pages:
  • 192