|Angus Konstam & Roger Michael Kean.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||248 / 2016|
For a century, pirates have been the subject of swashbuckling movies, but here Angus Konstam and Roger Michael Kean reveal the truth behind our myths, fairy tales, and Hollywood-inspired images. The reality, it turns out, is even more intriguing than the flashing swords, talking parrots, and eye patches. This lavishly illustrated tour through history tells the true tales of pirates like Blackbeard, Thomas Tew, and Captain Kidd, and explains that, even today, pirates regularly attack and plunder ships. The text also takes a deeper look at their motivations, diverse backgrounds, daily lives, and codes of conduct, while also taking a peek inside pirate ships and tracing their journeys on the map.