Fact Or Fiction: Pirates

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Millbrook Press, Sep 1, 1995 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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"Fact or Fiction: Pirates" separates reality from fantasy, looking at extraordinary lives made more extraordinary by embellishment from writers and filmmakers. Enter a world of fact stranger than fiction where pirates tie lighted matches to their hair, where women dressed as men stalk the Caribbean for Spanish gold, and where today's pirates raid tankers for television sets. From Blackbeard to Lai Choi San, the "Queen of the Macao Pirates, " "Fact or Fiction: Pirates" tells you the way it was and it.

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Stewart Ross is a prize-winning author of books for children, and has written two novels, several plays, two librettos, and several widely acclaimed historical works. His books have been translated into about a dozen languages. After several years teaching at various institutions Stewart has become one of Britain's most prolific and popular authors. He has published over 175 titles for adults and children. Ross is also a frequent, popular speaker to student and adult audiences. His book, The Story of Scotland has won two literary awards.

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