by David Cordingly
Paperback, 296 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $16 |
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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.
July 25, 2008 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.
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