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In this elegant and entertaining little book, Iain Zaczek explores the myth and the reality behind the enduring image. From piracy's "golden age" in the 16th and 17th centuries to the sort of men attracted to this life, the ships they used and the routes they frequented; the famous buccaneers, the female pirates and the brigands of the silver screen - all peppered with fascinating facts and anecdotes. Edward Teach (Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Henry Morgan, 'Red Legs' Greaves, Thomas Tew, Bartholomew Roberts (Black Bart), Jack Rackham (Calico Jack), Pierre Le Grand, Francois L'Ollonais - Grace O'Malley, Mary Read and Anne Bonney - they're all here!
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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION I : The 'Golden Age' of Piracy II : Famous Pirates III : Women Pirates IV : The Pirate Image V : Pirates and Popular Culture

About the Author

Iain Zaczek is a writer and art historian, with a particular interest in Celtic and Pre-Raphaelite themes. He was educated at Wadham College, Oxford, and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Born in Dundee, he is currently living in London and is the author of many non-fiction books.


I love the way these little books manage to pack in such a lot of useful information, and yet be so quick and simple to use. Rachel A Hyde,

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