The Pirates

New Word City
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The thirty-year Golden Age of Piracy stretched into the early eighteenth century. During that time, as this vividly written book by historian Matthew West shows, poverty and oppression prompted many men - and even a few women - to sea in search of treasure, adventure, and sometimes, revenge.

The treasure taken in a single trip could net a captain many times the profit an average sailor might expect to gain over a lifetime. The Pirates provides an exciting glimpse into the characters, crimes, and legends created by the buccaneers.
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About the author

Historian Matthew West lives in London. The Pirates is his first book.
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Publisher
New Word City
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Published on
Aug 6, 2015
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Pages
200
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ISBN
9781612308968
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
History / Caribbean & West Indies / General
History / Maritime History & Piracy
History / Military / Naval
History / Modern / 18th Century
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Praise for Under the Black Flag

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