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 "e;Golden Age."e; As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "e;walking the plank"e; is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier. 16 pp. of photos. Maps.
"e;From the Hardcover edition."e;