Under the Black Flag The Romance and the Reality of Life among the Pirates

ISBN-10: 081297722X
ISBN-13: 9780812977226
Edition: N/A
Authors: David Cordingly
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Description: For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/9/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier. 16 pp. of photos. Maps. From the Hardcover edition.

David Cordingly was for twelve years on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, where he was curator of paintings and then head of exhibitions. He is a graduate of Oxford. He lives with his wife and family in Sussex, England.

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