Author: Celia Rees
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408810352
Size: 51.50 MB
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When two young women meet under extraordinary circumstances in the eighteenth-century West Indies, they are unified in their desire to escape their oppressive lives. The first is a slave, forced to work in a plantation mansion and subjected to terrible cruelty at the hands of the plantation manager. The second is a spirited and rebellious English girl, sent to the West Indies to marry well and combine the wealth of two respectable families. But fate ensures that one night the two young women have to save each other and run away to a life no less dangerous but certainly a lot more free. As pirates, they roam the seas, fight pitched battles against their foes and become embroiled in many a heart-quickening adventure. Written in brilliant and sparkling first-person narrative, this is a wonderful novel in which Celia Rees has brought the past vividly and intimately to life.


Author: Will Osborne
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books
ISBN: 0375802991
Size: 76.64 MB
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Author: Stewart Ross
Publisher: Copper Beach Books
ISBN: 9781562946197
Size: 50.56 MB
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Examines the world of pirates, from Blackbeard to Lai Choi San, the "Queen of the Macao Pirates"


Author: John Reeve Carpenter
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402763113
Size: 45.69 MB
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Looks at the history of pirates, discussing life aboard ship, battle tactics, weapons, and flags as well as such well-known pirates as Sir Francis Drake, Henry Morgan, and William Kidd.


Author: Greg Nickles
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780865057333
Size: 65.36 MB
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Presents information about pirates in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries including their names, ships, crews, clothing, flags, weapons, and life at sea. Suggests games and activities.


Author: David Cordingly
Publisher: Artabras Publishers
ISBN: 9780896600348
Size: 78.93 MB
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Traces the rise and fall of modern piracy, describes the pirate way of life, and discusses pirates in literature and art


Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602390355
Size: 51.98 MB
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Looks at the real life of pirates from ancient times through the present day, discussing why they became pirates, how they lived, life aboard ship, and how they died.

Villains Of All Nations

Author: Marcus Rediker
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844670086
Size: 76.77 MB
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Marcus Rediker presents a vivid social history of Atlantic piracy, focusing on its 'golden age' from 1716 to 1726 and emphasizing how common seamen who turned pirate built for themselves a multicultural, democratic and egalitarian society.

Pirates And Treasure

Author: Saviour Pirotta
ISBN: 9781568473666
Size: 59.70 MB
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Looks at pirates from around the world, including the Barbary Coast, the Caribbean, the Indian Ocean, and the Far East.

Pirate Utopias

Author: Peter Lamborn Wilson
Publisher: Autonomedia
ISBN: 1570271585
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'Peter Lamborn Wilson shows why we cherish pirates - and why, for the sake of the future, we must continue to do so. Interesting and compelling...a rollicking, adventurous book.'Marcus Rediker, author, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea'A chronicler, a historiographer, and a piratologist in the tradition of Defoe...with immense learning and interesting sympathies. His scholarship cuts through the seas of ignorance and prejudice with grace and power.'Peter Linebaugh, author, The London Hanged'One of those rare books which give historians new ideas to think about. It deals with 17th century European converts to Islam - usually but not always as pirates - whose numbers Wilson puts at thousands. His careful analysis of (the) renegadoes, their ideas, and political practice leads to a very tentative suggestion that some of them may have links with Rosicrucianism and the 18th-century Enlightenment...Historians will have to think about this book's novel theme and pursue its implications. Wilson really does turn the world upside down!'Christopher Hill, author, The World Turned Upside DownFrom the 16th to the 19th centuries, Muslim corsairs from the Barbary Coast ravaged European shipping and enslaved thousands of unlucky captives. During this same period, thousands more Europeans converted to Islam and joined the pirate holy war. Were these men (and women) the scum of the seas, apostates, traitors -- Renegadoes? Or did they abandon and betray Christendom as a praxis of social resistance?Peter Lamborn Wilson focuses on the corsairs' most impressive accomplishment, the independent Pirate Republic of Salé, in Morocco, in the 17th century. Corsairs, Sufis, pederasts, "irresistible" Moorish women, slaves, adventures, Irish rebels, heretical Jews, British spies, a Moorish pirate in old New York, and radical working-class heroes all populate a book which intends to entertain and to make a point about insurrectionary communities.