The Pirate Wars

The Pirate Wars

Investigating the fascination pirates hold over the popular imagination, Peter Earle takes the fable of ocean-going Robin Hoods sailing under the "banner of King Death" and contrasts it with the murderous reality of robbery, torture and death and the freedom of a short, violent life on the high seas. The book charts 250 years of piracy, from Cornwall to the Caribbean, from the 16th century to the hanging of the last pirate captain in Boston in 1835. Along the way,… (more)

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Publisher: St. Martin's Press (July 02, 2013)

Collection: Thomas Dunne Books

Language: English


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