The Pirate Books
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Based on the last voyage of the most successful captain in the history of piracy, Bartholomew Roberts.
This is a well researched & factual account of the lives & times of pirates of the 1700's (mostly). It covers the careers and untimely demises of the most famous like Bartholomew Roberts (Black Bart), Edward Teach (Blackbeard), Jack Rackham (Calico Jack) and William Kidd. Also about a number of less famous pirates and some of the exploits of the privateers like Sir Captain Henry Morgan.
Fantastic Illustrations. 60 black/white and 12 color illustrations. Overall a terrific buy for anyone interested in the real stories of pirates. The plates are very useful for costume and prop design as well. This novel details the buccaneers themselves, their crews, how they were recruited and how they fought their battles, both on land and on sea.
The Complete Book of Pirates traces piracy from the seas of antiquity to the New World and beyond. It is a thorough, authoritative, and memorable portrait of the fascinating world of pirates. Detailed maps bear vivid testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, sometimes charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty seadogs and highwaymen of the oceans.
Blackbeard, Terror of the Seas is a very well-written book. Also a very good book for children.
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