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Life Among the Pirates
By David Cordingly

Life Among the Pirates

The Romance and the Reality

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Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly

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What were pirates really like? How much, if any, of the piratical stereotype - of a dashingly handsome man with an eye-patch, peg-leg and a parrot on his shoulder - is based on the documented fact. In this revealing and highly original study David Cordingly sets out to discover the truth behind the piracy myth, exploring its enduring and extraordinary appeal, and answering such questions as: why did men become pirates? Were there any women pirates? How much money did they make from plundering and looting? And were pirates really dashing highwaymen of the Seven Seas or just vicious cut-throats and robbers? From Long John Silver to Henry Morgan, Robert Louis Stevenson to J.M. Barrie, LIFE AMONG THE PIRATES examines all the heavyweights of history and literature and presents the essential survey of this fascinating phenomenon.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780349113142
ISBN-10: 0349113149
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 24mm)
Pages: 368
Imprint: Abacus
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 16-May-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Find out what it was like to sail the Seven Seas in a creaking timber ship, to dodge angry naval patrols and capture a Spanish galleon filled with gold and jewels.

Spanish Gold by David Cordingly Spanish Gold, Paperback (March 2012)

The amazing true story of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and all the other pirates of the Caribbean and Captain Woodes Rogers, the privateer turned governor of the Bahamas, who brought them to book.

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Author Biography - David Cordingly

David Cordingly was Head of Exhibitions of the National Martime Museum in Greenwich. He has advised Hollywood on the depiction of pirates in movies (Cutthroat Island etc).

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