The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 4, 2006 - History - 416 pages
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A view of pirate life—from the crow’s nest ...

Pirate lore has captured our fancy for centuries. Here is the first series book that gives readers a comprehensive yet entertaining history of those swashbuckling brigands. It offers portraits of such infamous men and women as Blackbeard, Captain Anne Bonny, Captain Kidd, and Jean LaFitte, with a full history of pirates through the ages, even modern day, high-tech scavengers of the South China seas. For mateys young and old.
  

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Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Jia Hui - Goodreads

Did not finish it because it was insanely boring to me. I don't know what I was really expecting but this is clearly not it. To be honest, I think if there is a Pirates for Dummies book, it would ... Read full review

Review: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates (The Complete Idiot's Guides)

User Review  - Jonna - Goodreads

This book is quite informative. I love that it has so many historical tidbits that you can't or don't find anywhere else. However, because it is a book of basics, it can be hard to read at times. Read full review

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Contents

The Next Big Surge
19
Meanwhile on the Other Side of the World
27
The Spanish Main
31
Sailing into History
35
Spanish Cruelty and Abuses
38
England Adds Her Two Pence
45
England Adds Her Two Pence
46
A Journey Around the World
54
Joining a Pirate Crew
145
Life Aboard a Pirate Ship
161
Weapons to the Ready
175
The Golden Age of Piracy
191
The Men Who Sailed the Pirate Round
207
Explorers and Buccaneers
222
PirateFriendly Cities and Islands
225
War Peace and Pirates
243

Lady Pirates in the British Isles
67
The Sweet Trade
77
Underaged Buccaneers
84
Brethren of the Coast
91
A Buccaneers Form of Workmens Comp
98
Bloody Buccaneers and Daring Opportunists
103
The Brutal Exploits of Francis LOllonais
104
The Man Behind the Myth
110
When Broke Its Time to Plunder
116
An OpenEnded Commission
122
Why Go to Sea?
127
Seeking a Better Life
128
The Sailors Knife
141
Hunting the Scourge of the Seven Seas
253
The Ultimate Pirate Captain
262
A Colorful Cast of Characters
269
The End of Piracy? Think Again
283
Barbary Corsairs Spread Terror
299
A New Nations Privateers Help Topple Corsairs
315
Serious About Peace
323
Cutthroats of the South Seas
333
Appendixes
347
Appendixes
353
Reenactment Groups
361
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