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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Contents

INTRODUCTION
6
Byzantine pirates
20
Indian Ocean pirates
33
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

David Pickering is a highly experienced freelance writer and editor who specialises in compiling arts and general reference books. An English language and literature graduate of St Peter's College, Oxford, his credits as author and editor have included, among many more, BREWER'S 20TH CENTURY PHRASE AND FABLE, THE CASSELL DICTIONARY OF WITCHCRAFT, THE CASSELL DICTIONARY OF FOLKLORE, PENGUIN DICTIONARY OF FIRST NAMES, COLLINS PIRATES, CLASSIC SHORT STORIES, CLASSIC GHOST STORIES, CLASSIC HORROR STORIES, the novel AND STONES SHALL DANCE and two volumes of short stories. He lives in Buckingham with his wife and two sons.

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