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At Sea With Pirates

Author : William Dampier
ISBN : 9781445642932
Genre : History
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William Dampier buccaneer, journalist, naturalist and explorer once shocked and delighted the literary world with the scarcely credible tales of his voyages. These were produced from his own meticulous journals, miraculously preserved through years of adventures on the high seas. When not detailing the exploits of the bickering band of pirates with whom he sailed he provided startlingly clear descriptions of the lands, people and wildlife he encountered, many of which had never been heard of by his seventeenth-century readers. This edition includes some of William Dampier's most memorable exploits, selected from his wildly popular A New Voyage Around the World. The resulting collection is a fascinating insight into both the Golden Age of Piracy and the Age of Discovery.

Dk Eyewitness Books Pirate

Author : Richard Platt
ISBN : 9780756667641
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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DK Eyewitness Books: Pirate offers everything you ever wanted to know about pirates, from why European kings and queens encouraged piracy to what pirates ate at sea. Sink into this exciting introduction to the world of sea-thieves - their origins, adventures, blood-thirsty battles, and much, much more!

Eyewitness Accounts At Sea With Pirates

Author : William Dampier
ISBN : 1445642808
Genre : Explorers
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The classic account of life on the ocean wave

Piracy On The High Seas

Author : Noah Berlatsky
ISBN : PSU:000067172597
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides essays that cover varying opinions on contemporary piracy, discussing why people do it, how it should be dealt with, and the extent of the problem.

The Golden Age Of Piracy

Author : Benerson Little
ISBN : 9781510713048
Genre : History
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For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike. Around these desperate men has grown a body of myths and legends—fascinating tales that today strongly influence our notions of pirates and piracy. Most of these myths derive from the pirates of the “Golden Age,” from roughly 1655 to 1725. This was the age of the Spanish Main, of Henry Morgan and Blackbeard, of Bartholomew Sharp and Bartholomew Roberts. The history of pirate myth is rich in action, at sea and ashore. However, the truth is far more interesting. In The Golden Age of Piracy, expert pirate historian Benerson Little debunks more than a dozen pirate myths that derive from this era—from the flying of the Jolly Roger to the burying of treasure, from walking the plank to the staging of epic sea battles—and shows that the truth is far more fascinating and disturbing than the romanticized legends. Among Little’s revelations are that pirates of the Golden Age never made their captives walk the plank and that they, instead, were subject to horrendous torture, such as being burned or hung by their arms. Likewise, epic sea battles involving pirates were fairly rare because most prey surrendered immediately. The stories are real and are drawn heavily from primary sources. Complementing them are colorful images of flags, ships, and buccaneers based on eyewitness accounts. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Commerce With The Universe

Author : Gaurav Desai
ISBN : 9780231164542
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Reading the life narratives and literary texts of South Asians writing in East Africa, Gaurav Desai builds a new history of Africa’s encounter with slavery, colonialism, migration, nationalism, development, and globalization. Rather than approach literature and culture from a nation-centered perspective, Desai connects the medieval trade routes of the Islamicate empire, the early independence movements galvanized in part by Gandhi’s southern African experiences, the invention of new ethnic nationalisms, and the rise of plural, multiethnic nations to the fertile exchange taking place across the Indian Ocean.

Piracy On The High Seas

Author : Debra A. Miller
ISBN : 9780737768497
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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What factors motivate modern day pirates? Are pirates the same as terrorists? Should international navies or local fleets handle pirates? Does aid help prevent piracy, or does it have no effect? This anthology explores the ongoing problem of modern-day piracy. Rising in prevalence at the turn of the 21st century, pirates attacked commercial ships in Southeast Asia and off the coast of Somalia. Readers will learn about the complexities of nautical law, the conflicts on land that engender piracy at sea, and how governments are dealing with forces unaligned to any nation.

The Pirates Own Book Illustrated

Author : Charles Ellms
ISBN : 9788026878445
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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This book contains the authentic narratives of the lives, exploits and executions of the world's most infamous buccaneers including contemporary eyewitness accounts, documents, trial transcripts and letters. Charles Ellms was a reclusive author of many popular nautical books on pirates and shipwrecks.

Eyewitness Accounts The Source Of The Nile

Author : John Hanning Speke
ISBN : 9781445644363
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Amberley’s new series of Eyewitness Accounts bring history, warfare, disaster, travel and exploration to life, written by the people who could say, ‘I was there!’

A History Of Pirates

Author : Nigel Cawthorne
ISBN : 9781848584969
Genre : History
File Size : 60. 25 MB
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The modern image of the pirate is derived from Captain Charles Johnson's accounts of the cut-throats who sailed under the Jolly Roger. It was he who gave mythical status to the likes of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. Using contemporary sources, Nigel Cawthorne now turns the spotlight on the reality of pirate life, revealing the truth behind the le...

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