Pirates and Privateers: A History of Piracy by Tom Bowling

Pirates and Privateers: A History of Piracy

byTom Bowling

Kobo ebook | October 23, 2015

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From Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island to Errol Flynn in Captain Blood on to today’s Pirates of the Caribbean, the romantic image of pirates in modern Western popular culture has long been with us. But of course pirates come in many guises, and not all of them as charming as Johnny Depp. Pirates are outlaws who move quickly, a form of lawlessness based on the application of immense short term power by mobile forces which fade away, similar to guerrilla warfare. In Pirates and Privateers Tom Bowling offers a lively history of piracy, from ancient times through the ‘privateers’ such as Morgan, with their Letters of Marque (an early example of State-sponsored terrorism), to the still real and flourishing threat of contemporary pirates that patrol the less well-regulated shipping lanes of the world today.

Title:Pirates and Privateers: A History of PiracyFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 23, 2015Publisher:Oldcastle BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1843448165

ISBN - 13:9781843448167

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