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History of Piracy by Philip Gosse

History of Piracy (1932)

by Philip Gosse

Other authors: Aquila (Contributor), Harold Ashton (Contributor), Harold Auten (Contributor), Bruce Bainsfather (Contributor), Harry Beaumont (Contributor)42 more, W. J. Blackledge (Contributor), Alan Bott (Contributor), George Brame (Contributor), Gordon Campbell (Contributor), A. F. B. Carpenter (Contributor), Guy Chapman (Contributor), E. Keble Chatterton (Contributor), George P. Clark (Contributor), T. B. Clayton (Contributor), A. R. Cooper (Contributor), Henry C. Day (Contributor), Charles Douie (Contributor), H. G. Durnford (Contributor), Wallace Ellison (Contributor), A. J. Evans (Contributor), Ex-Private X (Contributor), Philip Gibbs (Contributor), Philip Gosse (Contributor), Duncan Grinnell-Milne (Contributor), Anthony R. Hossack (Contributor), Stephen King-Hall (Contributor), Arthur Lambert (Contributor), Compton Mackenzie (Contributor), Geoffrey Malins (Contributor), Anselm Marchal (Contributor), Marthe McKenna (Contributor), F. Mitchell (Contributor), R. H. Mottram (Contributor), G. H. P. Muhlhauser (Contributor), Mrs. C. S. Peel (Contributor), David Phillips (Contributor), A. O. Pollard (Contributor), Herbert Read (Contributor), Esmee Sartorius (Contributor), John E. B. Seely (Contributor), Mark Severn (Contributor), L. A. Strange (Contributor), Vigilant (Contributor), A. P. G. Vivian (Contributor), Walter Wood (Contributor), Edwin T. Woodhall (Contributor), Francis Brett Young (Contributor)

Series: Travel and Adventure (Penguin), Essay index reprint series

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A source for one of Borges' stories. Looks kinda cool, huh?
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Let it be made clear at the very outset of this Preface that the pages which follow do not pretend to be a history of piracy, but are simply an attempt to gather together, from various sources, particulars of those redoubtable pirates and buccaneers whose names have been handed down to us in a desultory way.
I do not deal here with the children of fancy; I believe that every man, or woman too—since certain of the gentler sex cut no small figure at the game—mentioned in this volume actually existed.
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Reprint of the original 1924 edition; perhaps even ver batum
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486461831, Paperback)

Much imitated but never surpassed, this is the great book of pirate lore. Ranging from ancient to modern times, it explores the rise of piracy, who the pirates were and where they came from, and why they disappeared. A dramatic narrative and cast of colorful characters complement its impeccable scholarship. 21 black-and-white illustrations.

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Written by an eminent authority on pirate lore and literature, The History of Piracy is one of the most important books on the subject. Tracing the rise of piracy from its ancient beginnings to its ultimate demise, it leads readers down an exciting path of fortune, fame, and folly. Within this exhaustive volume on the pirate "profession," readers will encounter an unforgettable cast of plundering characters - eccentric, dramatic, but always human. Here are the maritime brigands who challenged even the most powerful nations on the high seas. From the Vikings to the Elizabethan corsairs to the buccaneers of the West, discover who these pirates were, what they did, and, ultimately, why they disappeared. A landmark in picaresque history, this classic provides penetrating detail on the world's seafaring outlaws, including their morals, codes of honor, and taboos. It's sure to satisfy the modern reader's enduring fascination with pirates and their lives. Included in this edition are four maps and seventeen illustrations from the volume's original printing.… (more)

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