Ahoy, mateys! Set sail with Pirates for the true story of these swashbuckling adventurers. Action-packed illustrations and detailed descriptions provide young would-be adventurers with a first-hand look at what it was like to be a pirate. Beginning with a brief history of pirates and privateers, this book provides comprehensive coverage of everything from daily life on the ship -- food, living quarters, and ship maintenance -- to the heart-stopping battles fought for great treasures. A terrific reference, the book also includes technical sailing information, a discussion of pirates in fiction, brief biographies of the most notorious pirates, a glossary of nautical terms, and an index.
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