Pirate: The Golden Age

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Osprey Publishing, Oct 30, 2013 - History - 64 pages
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This book describes the life of a pirate in the early 18th century, the 'Golden Age of Piracy'. It charts the way these men (and a few women) were recruited, how they operated, what they looked like and what prospects their lives held. In the process the book strips away many of the myths associated with piracy to reveal the harsh realities of those who lived beyond the normal bounds of society. Written by pirate expert Angus Konstam, the book draws on decades of research into the subject, and pulls together information from a myriad of sources including official reports, contemporary newspaper reports, trial proceedings and court testimony last words on the scaffold, letters and diaries as well as archaeological evidence and relevant objects and artefacts from museum collections on both sides of the Atlantic. A must have for fans of the classic pirate stories or warfare in the early 18th century.

  

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A colourful and evocative portrayal of the pirate legacy which is very unlike the Jack Sparrow version of history. Pirates usually worked by a code of laws called 'articles' which they agreed amongst ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
4
RECRUITMENT
7
SKILLS
12
APPEARANCE
17
A PIRATES LIFE
28
VIOLENCE
36
PLUNDER
48
REVENGE
52
FATE
55
PIRATE RESOURCES
60
FURTHER READING
62
GLOSSARY
63
INDEX
64
IMPRINT
65
Copyright

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David Rickman is the exhibits co-ordinator for the state parks system, where his favourite projects are helping to restore and furnish both American Civil War and World War II seacoast fortifications. At other times he is a freelance illustrator specializing in historical and ethnographic subjects. His works are in the collections of the National Park Service, Parks Canada and various other museums and historic sites. The son of a US Navy aviator, David has lived in Japan, grew up in California and now lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Deborah.

David Rickman is the exhibits co-ordinator for the state parks system, where his favourite projects are helping to restore and furnish both American Civil War and World War II seacoast fortifications. At other times he is a freelance illustrator specializing in historical and ethnographic subjects. His works are in the collections of the National Park Service, Parks Canada and various other museums and historic sites. The son of a US Navy aviator, David has lived in Japan, grew up in California and now lives in Wilmington, Delaware with his wife, Deborah.

Giuseppe Rava was born in Faenza in 1963, and took an interest in all things military from an early age. Entirely self-taught, Giuseppe has established himself as a leading military history artist, and is inspired by the works of the great military artists, such as Detaille, Meissonier, Rechling, Lady Butler, Ottenfeld and Angus McBride. He lives and works in Italy.