Swashbuckling Scoundrels: Pirates in Fact and Fiction

Since ancient times, real-world pirates have committed robbery on the high seas. This book examines pirates through history--from ancient accounts of pirates controlling the Mediterranean to modern-day reports from Somalia and Malaysia. Readers meet famous leaders, such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, as well as lesser known figures, such as the female pirates Grace O'Malley of Ireland and Ching Shih of China. After getting to know these real-life characters, readers will discover pirates through literature, stage, movies, TV shows, cartoons, and video games. This exploration helps readers separate pirate fact from pirate folklore and better understand what motivates real-life acts of piracy in the modern world.


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Colour Photographs, Black & White Photographs, Table of Contents,Author Biography, Bibliography, Further Reading, Index, Primary Source Quotations, Side Bars, Source Notes, TV/Film/Video Resources, Web Sites


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Swashbuckling Scoundrels: Pirates in Fact and Fiction97814677525272016  $36.7520%$29.40 Available