Scourge of the Seas
Buccaneers, Pirates and Privateers
By (author) Angus Konstam
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Scourge of the Seas by Angus Konstam
Book DescriptionIn their heyday, the sight of a pirate ship on the horizon would strike terror into the hearts of their intended victims. The colourful yet fearsome reputation of the pirate still resonates today and the sight of the skull and crossbones retains its thrilling power. The lives of the most famous of their brethren have been immortalised, initially in the pamphlets of the time, now in films and books. Telling the full story of piracy from the 'buccaneering era' of 17th century to the last great piratical wave of the early 19th century, this book explores the generally short and bloody life of the pirate, detailing his ship, weaponry and codes of behaviour, as well as his most famous exploits. It is the gripping tale of the violent and deadly brigands who roamed the high seas in search of plunder.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781846032110
(242mm x 190mm x 26mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Angus Konstam
British Destroyers 1939-45, Paperback (April 2017)
The Royal Navy was Britain s last line of defense in World War II, and destroyers made up its backbone. This is an illustrated study of these fast, versatile, and deadly ships"
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The perfect guide to the British Commando, Britain s first modern elite fighting unit, appealing to those interested in military history, World War II, and the evolution of modern warfare."
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The first illustrated book about the Nile river gunboats, this fascinating account of imperial war machines will appeal to colonial-era wargamers, and naval and military history enthusiasts.
Barbary Pirates 15th-17th Centuries, Paperback (August 2016)» View all books by Angus Konstam
For the best part of three centuries the 'corsairs' or pirates from the 'Barbary' coasts of North Africa dominated the Western and Central Mediterranean. This book examines their development and their style of fighting, chronicles their achievements and failures, illustrates their ships, and explains why they were so feared and effective.
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Author Biography - Angus Konstam
Angus Konstam hails from the Orkney Islands and is the author of over 20 books. Formerly the Curator of Weapons in the Royal Armouries at the Tower of London, he also served as the Chief Curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida. Angus is now a full-time author and consultant and lives in Edinburgh. The author lives in Edinburgh, UK.
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