The Gigantic Book of Pirate Stories

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Stephen Brennan
Skyhorse Publishing Inc., Oct 17, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 800 pages
Anyone who loves a good story full of excitement, adventure, thrills, and laughs will find this massive collection (more than 800 pages!) irresistible.  Over the years, thousands of tales both true and fantastic have been told about the dastardly thievery of pirates, and their rum-drunk exploits and high-seas violence never fail to delight. Compiled here are more than 100 of the very best pirate yarns ever created on history’s most debaucherous scalawags. The stories, songs, and verses include writing by Daniel Defoe, Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, James Fenimore Cooper, Robert Louis Stevenson, and many more. This is 800 pages of true treasure!

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Contents

Pirates and Piracy
3
Piracy in the Ancient World
11
Caesar and the Pirates
27
The Danish and Norman Pirates
29
Narrative of the Capture of the Ship Derby 1735
37
The Fight Between the Dorrill and the Moca
45
The Wonderful Fight of the Exchange of Bristol with the Pirates of Algiers
51
The Remarkable History of the Joassamee Pirates of the Persian Gulf
65
Jaddi the Malay Pirate
387
A True Account of Three Notorious Pirates
391
Captain Gow of the Orkneys
425
A Crew of the Bloody Forties
435
Kings Evidence Against a Pirate
449
The Life of Lafitte
453
BarbarossaKing of the Corsairs
469
The Corsair
481

Pirates at Panama
79
Autobiography
91
The Terrible Ladrones
95
Authentic History of the Malay Pirates of the Indian Ocean
111
The Pirates of Malabar
123
The Ways of the Buccaneers
145
The Female Captive
149
The Last of the North Atlantic Pirates
161
The Barbarous Conduct and Romantic Death of the Joassamee Chief RahmahbenJabir
169
A Correct Account of the Late Piracies Committed in the West Indies
173
A Narrative
201
The Scourge of the Eastern Seas
227
Cruising After Pirates
239
Cruising for Pirates and What We Caught
249
An Indictment for Piracy 1812
265
The Riff Coast Pirates
285
Pirates and CoastGuards
291
Captain Singleton
301
Captain Hook
333
The Adventures and Execution of Captain John Rackam
347
MutinyCaptain Howel Davis and His Crew
351
Captain Charles Vane
363
The Life of Captain Lewis
369
Tom Sawyer Pirate King
375
Anne Bonney and Mary Read
381
Shakespeare on Pirates
541
The Pirates Song
545
The Buccaneer
547
The Pirate Song
549
The Rivals
553
The Song of Captain Kidd
555
The Tarry Buccaneer
557
The Articles of Pirate Law
559
The Pirates Parody
563
Last Words and Other Pirate Quotations
567
With the Buccaneers
575
The Daughter of the Great Mogul
591
Cleveland
597
Captain Scarfield
609
The Attack
625
The Malay Proas
631
Blueskin the Pirate
637
The Fleet of Captain Morgan
663
The Old Buccaneer
673
Captain Brown
695
The Ghost of Captain Brand
725
Captain Blood
751
The Pyrates Attack
773
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About the author (2007)

Stephen Brennan is an editor, teacher, and a New York Times bestselling author. He is the coauthor of The Adventurous Boy's Handbook and The Adventurous Girl's Handbook , and editor of The Best Pirate Stories Ever Told and The Best Sailing Stories Ever Told. He lives in New York.

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