The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates
Publication Date: April 4, 2006
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A view of pirate life--from the crow's nest ...
Pirate lore has captured our fancy for centuries. Here is the first series book that gives readers a comprehensive yet entertaining history of those swashbuckling brigands. It offers portraits of such infamous men and women as Blackbeard, Captain Anne Bonny, Captain Kidd, and Jean LaFitte, with a full history of pirates through the ages, even modern day, high-tech scavengers of the South China seas. For mateys young and old.
Gail Selinger is a college lecturer and teacher of pirate lore. Active in the Port Royal Privateer Re-Enactment Workshops, she has also written several pirate-themed romance novels, as well as serious articles for publications for pirate enthusiasts.
W. Thomas Smith, Jr., a life-long enthusiast of pirate history and lore, is a teacher of journalism at the University of South Carolina. His articles have appeared in Business Week, USA Today, and U.S. News & World Report.
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