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Raiders and Rebels A History of the Golden Age of Piracy

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ISBN-10: 0061572845

ISBN-13: 9780061572845

Edition: N/A

Authors: Frank Sherry

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I he most authoritative history of piracy, Frank Sherry's rich and colorful account reveals the rise and fall of the real "raiders and rebels" who terrorized the seas. From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans of the world, plundering ships laden with the riches of India, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Often portrayed as larger-than-life characters, these outlaw figures and their bloodthirsty exploits have long been immortalized in fiction and film. But beneath the legends is the true story of these brigands-often common men and women escaping the social and economic restrictions of 18th-century Europe and America. Their activities threatened the beginnings of world trade and jeopardized the security of empires. And together, the author argues, they fashioned a surprisingly democratic society powerful enough to defy the world.
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 7/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Author's Note
Illustrations
Our Lady of the Cape
The Opening Gun: The Cruise of the Amity
A Brilliant Time, a Brutal Time
A Seaman's Lot
The Very Model of a Pirate Villain
The Outlaw Nation
The Rage of Rich Men Balked
On the Account: A Pirate's Life
The Trusty and Well-beloved Captain
A Voyage to Wapping
Counterstroke and Intermission: The War Moves West
Republic of Rogues
Nemesis of Pirates: Woodes Rogers
Blackbeard Himself
Rogers at Bay
The End on New Providence
King of Madagascar
Where White Men Die
The Black Captain
Demon's Destiny
Saga's End
Epilogue
Notes
Bibliography
Index