Pirates: terror on the high seas, from the Caribbean to the South China Sea
Thoroughly researched and beautifully illustrated with a remarkable collection of pirate art and artifacts, this is the definitive history of larger-than-life but all-too-real buccaneers, freebooters, and corsairs, who for centuries spread terror all across the briny deep. From the Golden Age of Piracy on the Spanish Main to modern-day looting in the Malacca Strait, Pirates tells the thrilling and compelling story of terror on the high seas.
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Introduction 6 FRENCH AND AMERICAN PRIVATEERS
THE LURE OF SPANISH GOLD 16 THE EASTERN SEAS
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Admiralty Adventure Galley Africa anchor armed ashore Atlantic attack Barbary Bartholomew Roberts battle became Blackbeard boarding boats booty British buccaneers Cape Captain captives captured cargo Caribbean Cheng Cheng Chih-lung Cheng I Sao Chinese coast coastal colonies command commerce raiding confederation corsairs crew cruise Dampier Drake Dutch Dyaks East eighteenth century England English European expedition fighting flag fleet force France French galleon galley gold governor guns harbor Hispaniola History hundred Ibid Ilanun Indian Ocean island Jamaica junks Kidd Knights later leaders letters of marque Libertalia Madagascar Malta Maltese maritime Mediterranean merchant ships Morgan Muslim naval North officers onboard operating pieces of eight piracy Pirate Round pirate ship plunder Port Royal prisoners prize proas Pyrates raids ransom Ringrose Roberts Royal Navy sailed sailors seamen seized silver slaves sloop Spain Spaniards Strait Sulu Tay-son tion took town trade treasure vessels voyage warships West Indies Woodes Rogers