Piracy the Complete History HC (2008 Osprey) comic books
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1st printing. Written by Angus Konstam. Piracy has been around since man took to the sea. In this book, pirate expert Angus Konstam sails through the brutal history of piracy, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to the Vikings raids and on to the era of privateers. He then discusses the so-called Golden Age of Piracy and colourful characters such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, before examining the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast and the phenomenon of the modern pirate. By separating the realities of piracy from the Hollywood-inspired fiction, and by tracing the development of piracy through the centuries, this book gives a realistic vision of what piracy actually involves. Hardcover, 336 pages, Text (with color and B&W photos) Cover price $24.95.