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Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
by David Cordingly
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...
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Categories: History
Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander
by David Cordingly
In this fascinating account of Thomas Cochrane's extraordinary life, David Cordingly ( Under the Black Flag and The Billy Ruffian ) unearths startling new details about the real-life "Master and Commander"-from his heroic battles against the French navy to his role in the liberation of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and the stock exchange...
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Categories: Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
Seafaring Women: Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives
by David Cordingly
For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly...
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Categories: History
Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
by David Cordingly
From renowned pirate historian David Cordingly, author of Under the Black Flag and film consultant for the original Pirates of the Caribbean, comes the thrilling story of Captain Woodes Rogers, the avenging nemesis of the worst cutthroats ever to terrorize the high seas. Once a marauding privateer himself, Woodes Rogers went from...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Historical Bios & Memoirs; History
Women Sailors and Sailors' Women
by David Cordingly
For centuries the sea has been regarded as a male domain. Fisherman, navy officers, pirates, and explorers roamed the high seas while their wives and daughters stayed on shore. Oceangoing adventurers and the crews of their ships were part of an all-male world — or were they? In this illuminating historical narrative, maritime...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Women's Studies
Billy Ruffian
by David Cordingly
This is the story of the Bellerophon, a ship of the line known to her crew as the Billy Ruffian. Under fourteen captains, she played a conspicuous part in three of the most famous of all sea battles: the battle of the Glorious First of June (1794), the opening action against Revolutionary France; the battle of the Nile (1798), which...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
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