Jolly Roger: The Story of the Great Age of Piracy

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Courier Corporation, 01/01/1953 - 294 páginas
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Fascinating study of the pirates of the 17th and 18th centuries examines the lives and deeds of Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and others, finding the lore about these maritime marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." — The New York Times. 35 black-and-white illustrations.
 

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We all know the literary and Hollywood image of pirates as one-eyed, rum-swilling brutes sailing the seas in search of booty. While that has some basis in reality, no one ever really walked a plank or ... Ler crítica na íntegra

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Chapter Page INTRODUCTION
9
ABOMINABLE BRUTES
11
BIG BUSINESS
24
HER MAJESTYS PIRATES
34
JACOBEANS AND CAROLINES
40
BRETHREN OF THE COAST
53
MORGAN
67
THE LAST OF THE BUCCANEERS
81
THE ARCHPIRATE
139
THE MYSTERY OF CAPTAIN KIDD
147
PIRACY DESTROYED
164
PIRATE REPUBLIC
177
BLACKBEARD
189
WOODES ROGERS OF NASSAU
210
MY LORD WE PLEAD OUR BELLIES
217
ANOTHER MADAGASCAR
226

WHO WOULD BE A PIRATE?
95
ON THE ACCOUNT
106
FLAGS RED AND BLACK
121
THE PIRATE ROUND
126
THE GREAT PIRATE ROBERTS
235
CAPTAIN SNELGRAVES STORY
247
THE DECLINE OF PIRACY
263
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