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Scourge of the seas : buccaneers, pirates and privateers (2007)

by Angus Konstam

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In their heyday, the sight of a pirate ship on the horizon would strike terror into the hearts of their intended victims. The colorful yet fearsome reputation of the pirate still resonates today and the sight of the skull and crossbones retains its thrilling power. The lives of the most famous of their brethren have been immortalized, initially in the pamphlets of the time, now in movies and books. Telling the full story of piracy from the "buccaneering... ( )
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Chronicles the history of piracy from the seventeeth to nineteenth century; and describes buccaneers and privateers who carried out raids under the protection of the British flag, their ships and weapons, and codes of behavior.

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