The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 9, 2006
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For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of
exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has
combed original documents and records to produce a most
authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden
Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the
plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a
truth that is more complex and often bloodier. 16 pp. of
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