Treasure and Treachery on the High Seas in Maps, Pictures and Yarns
Hardback 255pp Illustrated 228x248mm
9780749567835   Product Code: 17572
The Caribbean raiders of the 18th century, glamorized in literature and film, have given us a popular pirate archetype; but seaborne villains had been around long before Blackbeard or Captain Kidd. This illustrated history, which includes many excellent maps, tells the less romantic stories of real pirates through the ages, from the first sea raiders of the ancient world to the pirates of today preying on shipping off the coasts of Africa and elsewhere.