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Captain Blood

by Rafael Sabatini

A gentlemanly Irish physician is innocently condemned to a life of slavery in the English colonies across the sea. There, on a Caribbean Island plantation, the good Dr. Peter Blood, toils as a slave. A chance...

The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers and Rogues

by George Choundas

Ebbry-blastin'-theng ye needs must know-oo to lay tongue liker aargh-thentic pirate, by the devil's twisted tail.

Take a tour through the world of piracy with the only authoritative work on the pirate language....


Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson

While going through the possessions of a deceased guest who owed them money, the mistress of the inn and her son find a treasure map that leads them to a pirate's fortune.

A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer: The Life of William Dampier

by Diana Preston

A Pirate of Exquisite Mind restores William Dampier to his rightful place in history-one of the pioneers on whose insights our understanding of the natural world was built.


Women Pirates and the Politics of the Jolly Roger

by Ulrike Klausman & Marion Meinzerin

Written with passion and humor, but without romanticizing,or ignoring the unsavory side, a book that turns history on its head.


How History's Greatest Pirates Pillaged, Plundered, and Got Away with It

by Benerson Little

Not simple retellings of the tried and true stories of buccaneers on the high seas, this book focuses on how pirating tactics of the 1500s through 1800s to give the reader a view of how pirates functioned through...


The Pirates!: An Adventure with Scientists & An Adventure with Ahab

by Gideon Defoe

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

Not since Moby-Dick...No, not since Treasure Island...Actually, not since Jonah and the Whale has there been a sea saga to rival The Pirates! In an Adventure with...


The Pirates! In an Adventure with Ahab: A novel

by Gideon Defoe

They’re back!!! The Pirate Captain and his irascible crew of scoundrels return in their soggiest saga yet.Fresh from their mishaps with Charles Darwin and the evil Bishop of Oxford, the Pirates set sail in...


The Pirates! In an Adventure with Napoleon: A Novel

by Gideon Defoe

After adventures with Charles Darwin, Captain Ahab, and Karl Marx, The Pirate Captain faces off against his toughest—though not his biggest—challenge yet: Napoleon Bonaparte.

 

Bruised from a crushing disappointment...


The Pirates! In an Adventure with Communists: A Novel

by Gideon Defoe

London, 1840: Wagner's latest opera plays to packed houses while disgruntled workers gather in crowded pubs to eat ice cream and plan the downfall of the bourgeoisie. Meanwhile, the Pirate Captain finds himself...


The Pirates' Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

by Douglas R. Burgess

The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

Was classical piracy an earlier version of state-sponsored terrorism?

Here's the story of how almost every well-known buccaneer...


Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious F

by Edward Kritzler

In this lively debut work of history, Edward Kritzler tells the tale of an unlikely group of swashbuckling Jews who ransacked the high seas in the aftermath of the Spanish Inquisition. At the end of the fifteenth...


Pirates of Barbary: Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean

by Adrian Tinniswood

The true story that's "bloody good entertainment" (New York Times) about the colorful and legendary pirates of the 17th century.

If not for today's news stories about piracy on the high seas, it'd be easy to...


Among Malay Pirates : a Tale of Adventure and Peril

by G. A. Henty

In this collection of shorter stories we visit Malay pirates, have a couple of tales of India, a shipwreck off the Channel Islands and a bursting dam in California, and finish off escaping from captivity in...

The Barbary Pirates

Ethan Gage #4

by William Dietrich

As dazzling and action packed as the best novels of James Rollins, George MacDonald Fraser, and Steve Berry, The Barbary Pirates will have readers cheering for William Dietrich and his dashing hero, Ethan Gage!...


The International Directory of Pirates, Buccaneers, and Other Rogues

by Philip Gosse

Over 700 Biographical Listings. The Definitive Who's Who from the Golden Age of Piracy. They say "dead men tell no tales." That's certainly true, but it doesn't mean that tales can not be told about those men....


The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates

by Peter T. Leeson

Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence...


Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution

by Robert H. Patton

In this lively narrative history, Robert H. Patton, grandson of the World War II battlefield legend, tells a sweeping tale of courage, capitalism, naval warfare, and international political intrigue set on the...


Corsair

The Oregon Files #6

by Clive Cussler

For five novels, Clive Cussler has brought readers into the world of the Oregon, a seemingly dilapidated ship packed with sophisticated equipment, and captained by the rakish, one-legged Juan Cabrillo. And now...


The Sea-Hawk

by Rafael Sabatini

Set in the late 16th century, this pirate tale follows a Cornish sea-faring gentleman, Sir Oliver Tressilian, as he is villainously betrayed by his jealous brother. Forced to serve as a slave on a Spanish galley,...

Robinson Crusoe

by Daniel Defoe

The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (of York, Mariner Who lived Eight and Twenty Years all alone in an un-inhabited Island on the Coast of America, near the Mouth of the Great River...

Hunting Pirate Heaven: In Search of Lost Pirate Utopias

by Kevin Rushby

A chance meeting on the muddy foreshore of the River Thames starts Kevin Rushby on a voyage in search of the lost pirate settlements that once existed on the islands and atolls of the Indian Ocean.


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