Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307975169
Size: 77.47 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 3066
Download Read Online

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better. Track the facts with Jack and Annie!! When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #4: Pirates Past Noon, they had lots of questions. Did pirates really make people walk the plank? What was life like on a pirate ship? Is there any buried treasure around today? Argh! How do you talk like a pirate? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts. Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs. Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!


Author: Celia Rees
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408810352
Size: 36.47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 513
Download Read Online

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: Stewart Ross
Publisher: Copper Beach Books
ISBN: 9781562946197
Size: 45.37 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 499
Download Read Online

Examines the world of pirates, from Blackbeard to Lai Choi San, the "Queen of the Macao Pirates"


Author: Greg Nickles
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780865057333
Size: 33.89 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5136
Download Read Online

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.

Prince Of Pirates

Author: Carl A. Trocki
Publisher: NUS Press
ISBN: 9789971693763
Size: 68.28 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 4880
Download Read Online

No country s history is so well documented yet so poorly understood as that of a former colony. Singapore and Malaysia are particular victims of this historical paradox, and Carl Trocki s account of the history of Johor and Singapore marks a decided advance in Malaysian scholarship. A study of the Temenggongs of Johor, Prince of Pirates offers an original and highly provocative reinterpretation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Malaysian history, revealing continuities between pre-colonial and colonial periods that have been obscured by attention given to the European intrusion. This new edition includes a fresh introduction by the author that positions the study within subsequent literature on Malaysian history, the Chinese migration, the opium trade and the history of the British Empire in Asia. It also explains the role the book played in pioneering a number of important initiatives in Malaysian studies."


Author: David Cordingly
Publisher: Artabras Publishers
ISBN: 9780896600348
Size: 30.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 5518
Download Read Online

Traces the rise and fall of modern piracy, describes the pirate way of life, and discusses pirates in literature and art


Author: Elaine Alijah
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1420806203
Size: 19.63 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1128
Download Read Online

“Pirates: My Dad's Mystery” is certainly not a biography. Rather, it is a meandering voyage through my divorcee Dad's childhood, through a series of open-ended, inter-twined dramatic short stories (or “tracks”) to adulthood. The treacherous ride continues up and down the corporate ladder and eventually through judicial hell, where like I've said before, Dad made a few very serious mistakes . It's the “vibeztrack” of Dad's life, available in both Standard and Teaching Editions.Perhaps even more intriguing than the stories in the book, is the dramatic epic behind it. Fortunately, for those who need to know, a wealth of behind-the-scenes info and both Elaine Alijah and C.C. Foxx, are very accessible at www.piratesthebook.com.


Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602390355
Size: 55.66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 3657
Download Read Online

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.

Pirates Of The Americas

Author: David Marley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598842012
Size: 62.67 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1999
Download Read Online

Presents a history of piracy in the Western hemisphere during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, discussing the pirates and their ships and the naval operattions mounted by various European countries to stop them.

Pirate Utopias

Author: Peter Lamborn Wilson
Publisher: Autonomedia
ISBN: 1570271585
Size: 77.19 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 5008
Download Read Online

'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.