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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.

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Genre: History
Author: David Cordingly
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2013-02-06
File: 336 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307763075

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Author: Hubbard Huddlestone
Publisher:
Release: 1887
File: 54 Pages
ISBN-13: OXFORD:590509962

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Genre: Pirates
Author: Don Carlos Seitz
Publisher:
Release: 1925
File: 339 Pages
ISBN-13: UTEXAS:059173017873688

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Originally published in 1914, this is Kit Dalton's memoirs of his time serving under William Quantrell during the American Civil War and his time as a border outlaw following the surrender of the Confederate States.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Kit Dalton
Publisher: Independently Published
Release: 2019-03-14
File: 258 Pages
ISBN-13: 1090499825

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What were pirates really like? How much, if any, of the piratical stereotype - of a dashingly handsome man with an eye-patch, peg-leg and a parrot on his shoulder - is based on the documented fact. In this revealing and highly original study David Cordingly sets out to discover the truth behind the piracy myth, exploring its enduring and extraordinary appeal, and answering such questions as: why did men become pirates? Were there any women pirates? How much money did they make from plundering and looting? And were pirates really dashing highwaymen of the Seven Seas or just vicious cut-throats and robbers? From Long John Silver to Henry Morgan, Robert Louis Stevenson to J.M. Barrie, LIFE AMONG THE PIRATES examines all the heavyweights of history and literature and presents the essential survey of this fascinating phenomenon.

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Genre: Pirates
Author: David Cordingly
Publisher: Little Brown
Release: 2000
File: 368 Pages
ISBN-13: 0349113149

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The Islamic State movement (ISIS/ISIL/IS) burst onto the world stage in 2014. From its heartland in Syria, where it arose from the chaos of the Syrian Revolt, the organisation has expanded in ideology and membership and now poses a significant threat to the region, if not to the wider world. Moubayed, a Beirut-based journalist who has been analysing Syria and the region for 20 years, has unrivalled access to the movement and its participants. His book is the first inside account of an organisation which has dominated the headlines with a dangerous mix of barbarity and military prowess. In looking at the historical background of ISIS: where it came from, how it evolved, where it stands today and what its aims are for the future to reveal, it will provide, for the first time, a fully-fledged picture of what lies at the heart of the Islamic State.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Sami Moubayed
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release: 2015-09-29
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780857727176

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Description: Programme for 2006 production of Under the Black Flag containing introduction by Dominic Dromgoole and short article on The Globe's charity partner Reprieve, historical background to The Globe and advertisements. Also gives background to the story of the play, an interview with playwright Simon Bent and cast information.

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Author: Simon Brent
Publisher:
Release: 2019
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1096408981

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Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America's clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybody—the police, the record industry, and even their own fans—and they toured overseas on pennies a day in beat-up trucks and vans. This history tells Black Flag's story from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group's members, their contemporaries, and the bands they inspired. It depicts the rise of Henry Rollins, the iconic front man, and Greg Ginn, who turned his electronics company into one of the world's most influential independent record labels while leading Black Flag from punk's three-chord frenzy into heavy metal and free jazz.

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Genre: Music
Author: Stevie Chick
Publisher: PM Press
Release: 2011-08-01
File: 432 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781604865844

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Description: Music for the 2006 production of Under the Black Flag. Content includes script annotations and music parts for saxophone, piano, kanun, percussion, bass flute and shawm.

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Author: Simon Brent
Publisher:
Release: 2019
File: Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:1096413517

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Many peoples throughout history have fought pirates, writes Alfred Bradford in Flying the Black Flag. Some have lost and some have won. We should learn from their experience. From Odysseus—the original pirate of literature and lore—through Blackbeard and the feared pirates of the Spanish Main, his book reveals the strategies and methods pirates used to cheat, lie, kill, and rob their way into the historical record, wreaking terror in their bloody wakes. The story begins with a discussion of Piracy and the Suppression of Piracy in the Ancient World. It details, for example, how the Illyrians used pirate vessels to try to wrest control of the Adriatic Coast from the mighty Romans, as well as how the intrepid Vikings went from pirate raids to the conquest of parts of Western Europe. Moving into the 17th century and to the New World, Bradford depicts the golden age of the pirates. Here are the Spanish Buccaneers and the fabled Caribbean stronghold of Tortuga. Here are Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, and their fearsome counterparts. But piracy was hardly just a Western phenomenon. The Barbary Pirates looks East to examine the struggle between Christian and Muslim in the Mediterranean, while To the Shores of Tripoli details the American conflict with the Barbary Pirates. It reveals the lessons of a war conducted across a great distance against a nebulous enemy, a war in which victory was achieved only by going after the pirates' sponsor. On the South China Coast, we meet the first Dragon Lady, leader of Chinese pirates. As intriguing as these tales of the past are in and of themselves, the stories and their swashbuckling villains hold lessons for us even today. In Conclusions and Reflections, Bradford gathers all of the chords together, discussing the conditions under which piracy arises, the conditions under which pirates organize and become more powerful, and the methods used to suppress piracy. Finally, he examines similarities between pirates and terrorists—and whether the lessons learned from the wars against pirates of the past might also apply to modern day terrorists.

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Genre: History
Author: Alfred S. Bradford
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
Release: 2007-05-30
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780275996857

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