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Pirates: Terror on the High Seas-From the Caribbean to the South China Sea

David Cordingly

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ISBN 10: 1570362858 / ISBN 13: 9781570362859
Published by Turner Pub, 1996
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Title: Pirates: Terror on the High Seas-From the ...

Publisher: Turner Pub

Publication Date: 1996

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st.

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A global overview of pirates documents the real world of these seafaring terrors, their violent lives of robbery and murder, and the exploits of famous pirates.

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This worldwide overview of piracy discusses incidents from the earliest days of sea travel to modern times. Julius Caesar was among a group held for ransom by pirates in 78 B.C., and in the Philippines from 1983 to 1994, attacks by pirates armed with automatic rifles averaged nine per month. Accompanying the text are photographs of weapons used, maps of major harbors, and paintings of famous pirates and their ships. Large-scale, detailed drawings of pirate ships include Captain Kidd's vessel from 1695. Although young men generally sought fortune and fame as pirates, a few women also made this choice. Two of the most notorious were Mary Read and Anne Bonny, captured together in 1720 off the coast of Jamaica. They were jailed but not hung (common punishment for Western pirates), because both proved to be pregnant. This book's 11 chapters by notable maritime historians contain 300 full-color illustrations and a lengthy bibliography, all of which supplement the six-part TBS documentary, Pirate Tales, to be broadcast in February. Jennifer Henderson

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