Capturing the drama of the high seas & those who sailed on them, this dictionary is a veritable treasure-chest of fact & fiction. It brings together both the real & imagined lives of brigands, buccaneers & privateers, from marauders off the coast of ancient Greece to the Chinese & Malay pirates of the 1870s. Enlivened by many historical quotations & comprehensive listings of the richest booty ever captured by pirates, the dictionary is also brimming with cross-references & contains a selected bibliography. The dictionary is a unique & authoritative work of reference & a much needed addition to the literature & history of the sea.
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Book Description Wordsworth Ref., 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 398 pages. 7.70x5.00x0.90 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0756753023