Now You Know Pirates

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Dundurn, Mar 24, 2008 - Reference - 94 pages
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Shiver me timbers and avast ye hearties! We think we know pirates, from Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow to Errol Flynn as Captain Blood, or literature's Long John Silver and Captain Hook. But what do we really know? The true Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Henry Morgan, and lots more, from ancient keelhauling to twenty-first-century buccaneering, are all here in Q & A commodore Doug Lennox's Now You Know Pirates. Arrrr!

  • What is the origin of the word pirate?
  • Who were the Barbary Corsairs?
  • What did pirates do to St. Patrick?
  • What is the difference between a pirate and a privateer?
  • What is the Oak Island Treasure?
  • How many female pirates have there been?
  • What are "pieces of eight" and "doubloons"?
  • Who were the buccaneers?
  • How old is piracy?
 

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Contents

Preface
9
Early Piracy
11
The Great Age of Piracy
15
Rogues Gallery
23
Becoming a Pirate
31
Welcome Aboard Matey
37
Pirate Fashion
42
YoHoHo and a Bottle of Rum
47
Pirate Waters
54
Blood Thunder and Pirates
60
Pirate Ways
67
Scuttlebutt
73
Pirates on Page Stage and Screen
80
Piracy Today
88
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Doug Lennox is an internationally acclaimed broadcaster, a veteran character actor, a commercial voice artist, and a bestselling author. He has appeared in more than 60 films and television features, including X-Men, Police Academy, Lonesome Dove, and Against the Ropes, and has shared screen time with Meg Ryan, Hugh Jackman, Burt Reynolds, Holly Hunter, Charles Bronson, Gary Oldman, and many others. He lives in Toronto.

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