Under the Black Flag
The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the PiratesBook - 1995
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.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: xxi, 296 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 25 cm.
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