Pirate Wars

ISBN-10: 0312335806
ISBN-13: 9780312335809
Edition: 2006
Authors: Peter Earle
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Description: The Pirate Warstakes the romantic fable of oceangoing Robin Hoods sailing under the “banner of King Death” and contrasts it with the murderous reality of robbery, torture, and murder on the high seas. Noted maritime historian Peter Earle charts  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 6/27/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Pirate Warstakes the romantic fable of oceangoing Robin Hoods sailing under the “banner of King Death” and contrasts it with the murderous reality of robbery, torture, and murder on the high seas. Noted maritime historian Peter Earle charts centuries of piracy, from Cornwall to the Caribbean, from the sixteenth century to the hanging of the last pirate captain in Boston in 1835. Along the way, we meet characters like Edward Teach, the notorious “Blackbeard,” the treasure-hungry Captain Kidd, the dreaded corsairs of Barbary, and the defiant buccaneers of the West Indies. The Pirate Warsis an account of the golden age of pirates and of the men of the legitimate navies of the world charged with the task of finally bringing these cutthroats to justice.

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