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Description - The Mammoth Book of Pirates by Jon E. Lewis

Awash with skullduggery, malice, terror, and opportunism, here are 28 first-hand memoirs and contemporary reports of the most famous pirates to sail the seven seas, including Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Calico Jack' Rackham, Anne Bonney, and Jean Lafitte. These range from the Golden Age of piracy, beginning in the mid 16th century with the birth of the buccaneers' in the Caribbean, to more recent times. Some of the accounts covered are Francis Scourge of Spain' Drake's audacious night treasure raid on Nombre de Dios, the capture of Panama by Henry Morgan, cruelest of the Brethren of the Coast', Alexander Exquemelin's fly-on-the-wall telling of the wicked order of pirates or robbers of the sea,' and the journal of William Dampier which was found stashed in a hollow bamboo tube, after he fled life as a Somerset farmer. In addition, this book offers the Pirate's Code of Honour (article 4: lights out at eight o'clock, 'if after that hour any still remained inclined to drinking, to do it on open deck'), a listing of pirate songs, and a full pirate chronology.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780786717293
ISBN-10: 0786717297
Format: Paperback / softback
(197mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Avalon Publishing Group
Publisher: Avalon Publishing Group
Publish Date: 11-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jon E. Lewis

Jon E. Lewis is a regular editor of Mammoth titles, including The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Everest, The Mammoth Book of Life Before the Mast, and bestselling The Mammoth Book of How it Happened.

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