Books by David Cordingly
NPR stories about David Cordingly
The myth of the pirate — that swashbuckler standing on the bow of a boat with a wooden leg and a parrot on his shoulder — can be irresistible, but these books prove that the truth behind the fabled eyepatch is infinitely more interesting.
Author David Cordingly discusses his book, Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander. Lord Cochrane was a British naval hero and a controversial figure during the Napoleonic era.