Pirates Pirates

Pirates

The Truth Behind the Robbers of the High Seas

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Descripción editorial

Pirates have an almost mythical status in the public imagination - we think of rogue heroes riding the high seas and 'X marks the spot'. But this image is flawed at best.


Using contemporary sources, Nigel Cawthorne turns the spotlight on the reality of pirate life, revealing the truth behind the legends. It gives us an insight into infamous the men and women who plundered ship and shore, including Captain Kidd, Blackbeard and Mary Read. We learn of the hazy distinction between pirates and state-approved privateers who were used to maintain empire, as well as the Port Royal pirate base in Jamaica - known as the 'wickedest city in the world'. 


Including details of various pirate exploits, as well as their weapons, ships and unhappy victims, this fascinating read will divide fact from slippery fiction.

GÉNERO
Historia
PUBLICADO
2019
8 de noviembre
IDIOMA
EN
Inglés
EXTENSIÓN
240
Páginas
EDITORIAL
Arcturus Publishing
VENTAS
Arcturus Publishing Limited
TAMAÑO
6.7
MB

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