Pirates: Terror on the High Seas, from the Caribbean to the South China Sea

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David Cordingly
JG Press, 1998 - History - 256 pages
2 Reviews
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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User Review  - Teo smite - Goodreads

This book was a very enjoyable and informative read. A nice thorough slice of history. The modern pirate section is a little dated. Read full review

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User Review  - Walt - Goodreads

This was a slow book to read. However, Cordingly appears to have focused on stories that he could prove with multiple stories instead of rehashing some fanciful tales using dubious sources. Read full review

Contents

Contents
11
Introduction 6 FRENCH AND AMERICAN PRIVATEERS
164
THE LURE OF SPANISH GOLD 16 THE EASTERN SEAS
188
Copyright

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About the author (1998)

David Cordingly was for twelve years on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, where he was curator of paintings and then head of exhibitions. He is a graduate of Oxford. He lives with his wife and family in Sussex, England.

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