Pirates

Pirates

The Complete History From 1300 BC to the Present Day

eBook - 2011
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Angus Konstam setssail through the brutal history of piracy, separating myth from legend and fact from fiction. Pirates takes us into the depths of the pirate's dark world, examining the many colorful characters from Cretans and Vikings to French corsairs and the British rogues of the golden age of piracy, such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd and even two women pirates, Mary Read and Ann Bonny, who became pregnant to avoid execution. A blood-soaked, riveting account, itprovides a complete history of the fearsome threat on the high seas from the marauders in the pages of antiquity to the Somali pirates in the headlines of today.
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, [2011]
Edition: 1st Lyons Press pbk. ed
ISBN: 9780762768356
9780762773954
Branch Call Number: 910.45 Ko
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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