Privateers and Pirates 1730-1830
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Privateers and Pirates 1730-1830 by Angus Konstam
Book DescriptionFollowing the pirate scourge of the early 18th century, sea captains took to privateering as a means of making money. A form of nationally sponsored piracy, it reached its peak during the American Revolution, with the fledgling American navy relying on privateers to disrupt British shipping between England and the rebellious colonies. It details the privateer captains of the golden age of "state-sponsored piracy" - men such as John Paul Jones, Jean Lafitte, and Benito de Soto. It includes episodes such as Bonhomme Richard's epic battle with HMS Serapis.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841760162
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 21-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Angus Konstam
Angus McBride needs little introduction, having established himself over the years as one of the world's most respected and talented artists in his field. He has illustrated a wide array of Osprey titles, covering subjects as diverse as the German Army of World War 2 and the Ancient Assyrians. Angus lives and works in Cape Town, Republic of South Aftica. Angus Konstam has written several books for Osprey, mainly on 18th century subjects. His recent works include Campaign 44 'Pavia 1525' and Elite 67 'Pirates 1660-1730'. Angus previously worked as a Curator of Weapons at the Royal Armouries, Tower of London, and Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum.
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