Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David CordinglyUnder the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates by David Cordingly

Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates

byDavid Cordingly

Paperback | May 9, 2006

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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.


From the Hardcover edition.
David Cordingly was for 12 years on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, where he was curator of paintings and then head of exhibitions. He is a graduate of Oxford and the renowned author of the definitive book on pirates, Under the Black Flag, as well as Seafaring Women and Cochrane: The Real Master and Com...
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Title:Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the PiratesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:May 9, 2006Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081297722X

ISBN - 13:9780812977226

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book A great look into pirates. It was very enjoyable.
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A good gift this pirate-mad summer A fascinating look at pirates and piracy, by a museum exhibit designer and scholar who knows them intimately. Clears up pirate controversies with relatively deft prose, and razor-sharp scholarship.
Date published: 2006-07-16