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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...
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.


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Paperback - 296 pages - $17.00
ISBN: 081297722X (ISBN13: 9780812977226)
Published May 9, 2006 by Random House (NY)
First published 1995
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