Pirates: From Blackbeard to Walking the Plank

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HarperCollins, Oct 10, 2006 - History - 256 pages
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Pirates covers everything from peg legs to parrots, including:

  • Profiles of real pirates from John Paul Jones and Blackbeard to Sir Francis Drake
  • What life was like on board a pirate ship
  • Pirates from ancient times to the modern age

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About the author (2006)

David Pickering is the author of "Ancient Greece," "Ancient Rome," "Cassell Companion to 20th Century Music," "Cassell's Dictionary of Superstitions," "Cassell's Dictionary of Witchcraft," and "Dictionary of Classical and Biblical Allusions,

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