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Under the Black Flag : The Romance And the Reality of Life Among the Pirates (Paperback) (David
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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 photos. Maps.From the Hardcover edition.
A revisionist history of the golden age of piracy draws on original archive records to provide a realistic study of pirates and their lives that refutes many of the myths about the era.
Number of Pages: 296
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: David Cordingly
Street Date: May 9, 2006
Item Number (DPCI): 248-33-0209