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Pirates
A collection of Pirate titles
Author Kim Wheeler
The Adventures of Jonny Plumb series are full color adventure stories for boys and girls 10 years old and up.
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Translations From The Chinese And Armenian: History Of The Pirates, Who Infested The China Sea, From 1807 To 1810, Volume 1; Translations From The Chinese And Armenian: History Of The Pirates, Who Infested The China Sea, From 1807 To 1810; Karl Friedrich Neumann Karl Friedrich Neumann Oriental Translation-Fund, 1831
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Translations from the Chinese and Armenian: History of the Pirates, Who Infested the China Sea, from 1807 to 1810, Volume 1...
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A young French girl's adventures in the age of Victoria
The adventures of Parisian young lady, Fanny Loviot and her eldest sister began in the Spring of 1852 when they boarded the small French schooner Independence, at Havre bound for California. They spent seven days suffering in the English Channel and a further twenty three days at sea before they arrived at Rio de Janeiro. They rounded Cape Horn, losing a seaman, but eventually arrived at San Francisco. Fanny spent almost two years in America experiencing the far west with all its wonders and diversions, including travelling into the interior and seeing her first native Indians. A house fire became the catalyst that divided the sisters and Fanny decided upon adventure to Java with a female acquaintance. In 1854 they embarked upon the Arcturus bound for China. What befell her now began to take on a far more serious aspect, with many perils, the death of companions, a hostile land and capture by Chinese Pirates awaiting her. This most interesting account of a lady's adventures in the middle years of the nineteenth century is highly entertaining, but illustrates not only the changes that have taken place in world travel over the last century and a half but also the remarkable resourcefulness the 'frail sex' could muster when necessary. Interestingly, this book was translated into English by Amelia B. Edwards, another resourceful Victorian lady and a successful 'jobbing' writer who was also very well regarded for her fine supernatural fiction, a collection of which is published by Leonaur.
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A Lady's Captivity Among Chinese Pirates: The Adventures of a Lady Traveller During the 1850s
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The conflicts of backwoods and high seas
This book, though not the first published in the series, is chronologically the first in Brady's essential cycle of books on the fights and fighters of the American nation. It includes the adventures of the early explorers of the North American continent including De Soto and the trials of the Huguenot colonies. No account of the period should ignore the rapacious activities of the 'Gentlemen of the Black Flag, ' Sir Henry Morgan and other pirates who plied their deadly trade under the Jolly Roger. The 18th century saw a decisive confrontation between Britain and France over no less an issue than which of those powers would dominate the globe in terms of language, culture, influence and trade. Though the conflict was a global one, skirmishes and battles fought in the backwoods and mountains and on the lakes of the New World became known as the French and Indian War, so called because both sides could call on fierce native American tribes of the Eastern Woodlands-the Iroquois and Huron nations respectively-in support of their cause. The story of this war is compellingly recounted here, from the early days of disaster to Ticonderoga and the final defeat of the French under Montcalm by the British under Wolfe at Quebec. Brady's series is regarded as a classic and these new Leonaur editions make it available, in its entirety, to modern readers and libraries.
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Colonial Fights & Fighters: Pirates, Early American Conflicts and the French & Indian War 1754-63
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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 of the "Golden Age of Piracy" enjoyed active sponsorship from England's governors in the American colonies- setting a pattern of official disobedience to the Crown that would ultimately contribute to the American push for independence. Relying on rare primary sources discovered in government archives in England, the Carolinas, Rhode Island, Jamaica, and elsewhere, Burgess combines true tales of derring-do with groundbreaking research in this fascinating history.

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

Come bedtime, the pajama pirates know just what to do: put on their pj's and let the treasure hunt begin

They set sail on an adventure that's filled with enemy pirate ships, a sword fight, a streak of lightning, and a storm sent by Mama Nature herself. But have no fear--these pajama pirates will not become shark bait

This nighttime voyage full of fun will ultimately lead little ones to the calming tides of bed.

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Pajama Pirates
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An unstoppable collection of the most hardcore figures who ever strapped on chain mail and ran screaming into battle

Throughout history from the bone-crushing age of antiquity to the sack-tearing modern era there have been larger-than-life ass-kickers with a natural talent for unleashing their epic bloodlust on anyone who crossed them. They built empires, smashed armies, and ravaged civilizations for wealth, glory, and ultimate supremacy. Sometimes villains, sometimes heroes, sometimes criminally insane, they had one thing in common: They were all . . . Badass!

Chandragupta MauryaAn Indian warlord who commanded an army of drunken war elephants and employed an elite detachment of highly trained female bodyguards

Peter FranciscoAn unsung hero of the American Revolution, this powerful giant battled the British with a massive five-foot-long broadsword

Wolf the QuarrelsomeA mysterious barbarian leader who only appears in history twice and both times he's kicking someone's ass

Bhanbhagta GurungA fearless Gurkha who won the Victoria Cross by clearing out six Japanese foxholes with nothing more than grenades, a bayonet, and a knife

From Alexander the Great to George S. Patton, from Genghis Khan to Bruce Lee, this pantheon of ass-kicking awesomeness should inspire you to quit your stupid job and dive headfirst into a new career as a professional badass."

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Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ev
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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 and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really ferocious madmen? And what made them so successful? The Invisible Hook uses economics to examine these and other infamous aspects of piracy. Leeson argues that the pirate customs we know and love resulted from pirates responding rationally to prevailing economic conditions in the pursuit of profits.

The Invisible Hook looks at legendary pirate captains like Blackbeard, Black Bart Roberts, and Calico Jack Rackam, and shows how pirates' search for plunder led them to pioneer remarkable and forward-thinking practices. Pirates understood the advantages of constitutional democracy--a model they adopted more than fifty years before the United States did so. Pirates also initiated an early system of workers' compensation, regulated drinking and smoking, and in some cases practiced racial tolerance and equality. Leeson contends that pirates exemplified the virtues of vice--their self-seeking interests generated socially desirable effects and their greedy criminality secured social order. Pirates proved that anarchy could be organized.

Revealing the democratic and economic forces propelling history's most colorful criminals, The Invisible Hook establishes pirates' trailblazing relevance to the contemporary world.

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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates
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The first sailors braved the North Sea and the Baltic in open wooden boats: their aims were varied - to fish, to trade, to conquer and plunder. Without maps or compasses, they steered by the sun or by landmarks on the coast. Nevertheless they discovered Iceland and North America and explored the rivers that flowed through Europe and Russia into the Black Sea. With the Frisians and the Vikings, extensive trade routes, better ships, larger harbours and wealthy coastal towns developed. The pinnacle of these advances was the Hansa, an association of port cities running from Bruges to Riga. In recent years archaeologists have discovered much about the development of their ships: the elegant Viking longboat, the ubiquitous cog, the carrack and the caravel. Much, too, has been revealed about life in Viking settlements and the bustling Hanseatic cities. In the first paperback edition of this engaging and highly-illustrated study, Dirk Meier brings to life the world of the medieval seaman, based on evidence from ship excavations and contemporary accounts of voyages. Dr Dirk Meier teaches ancient and medieval history and is Head of Coastal Archaeology at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel, Germany.
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Seafarers, Merchants and Pirates in the Middle Ages
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A long way from home, Sandy and Jack Casperin escape their abusive father and disappear into Crocodile Swamp, a remote wilderness in the Florida Keys. With nothing but their wits and limited supplies, the boys must learn to fend for themselves as they survive surrounded by snakes, massive crocodiles and a territorial hammerhead shark.

But it is only with the help of newfound friends?a local girl their age, and an old sailor (who might be a real pirate )? that they can truly escape from their tragic past and make a new life for themselves.

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The Pirates of Crocodile Swamp
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How a plucky coterie of Louisiana shrimp-boat captains faced down the most destructive hurricane in U.S. history--only to realize that the struggle to preserve their centuries-old culture had just begun
With a long and colorful family history of defying storms, the seafaring Robin cousins of St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, make a fateful decision to ride out Hurricane Katrina on their hand-built fishing boats in a sheltered Civil War-era harbor called Violet Canal. But when Violet is overrun by killer surges, the Robins must summon all their courage, seamanship, and cunning to save themselves and the scores of others suddenly cast into their care.

In this gripping saga, Louisiana native Ken Wells provides a close-up look at the harrowing experiences in the backwaters of New Orleans during and after Katrina. Focusing on the plight of the intrepid Robin family, whose members trace their local roots to before the American Revolution, Wells recounts the landfall of the storm and the tumultuous seventy-two hours afterward, when the Robins' beloved bayou country lay catastrophically flooded and all but forgotten by outside authorities as the world focused its attention on New Orleans. Wells follows his characters for more than two years as they strive, amid mind-boggling wreckage and governmental fecklessness, to rebuild their shattered lives. This is a story about the deep longing for home and a proud bayou people's love of the fertile but imperiled low country that has nourished them.

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The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous: Fighting to Save a Way of Life in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
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In If a Pirate I Must Be..., Richard Sanders tells the larger-than-life story of Bartholomew Roberts, aka "Black Bart." Born in a rural town, Roberts rose from third mate on a slave ship to pirate captain in a matter of months. Before long, his combination of audaciousness and cunning won him fame and fortune from the fisheries of Newfoundland to the slave ports of West Africa. Sanders brings to life a fascinating world of theater and ritual, where men (a third of whom were black) lived a close-knit, egalitarian life, democratically electing their officers and sharing their spoils. They were highly (if surreptitiously) popular with many merchants, with whom they struck incredibly lucrative deals. Yet with a fierce team of Royal Navy pirate hunters tracking his every move, Roberts' heyday would prove a brief one, and with his capture, the Golden Age of pirates would pass into the lore and legend of books and movies. Based on historical records and journal and on writings by Roberts himself, If a Pirate I Must Be...is the true story of the greatest pirate ever to sail the Caribbean.
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If a Pirate I Must Be...: The True Story of "Black Bart," King of the Caribbean Pirates
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As eloquent as it is alarming, Carol Ann Bassett's portrait of today's Galapagos depicts a deadly collision of economics, politics, and the environment that may destroy one of the world's last Edens.
For millions, the Galapagos Islands represent nature at its most unspoiled, an inviolate place famed for its rare flora and fauna. But soon today's 30,000 human residents could surpass 50,000. Add invasive species, floods of tourists, and unresolved conflicts between Ecuadorian laws and local concerns, and it's easy to see why the Galapagos were recently added to UNESCO's World Heritage in Danger list.
Each chapter in this provocative, perceptive book focuses on a specific person or group with a stake in the Galapagos' natural resources--from tour companies whose activities are often illegal and not always green, to creationist guides who lead tours with no mention of evolution, from fishermen up in arms over lobster quotas, to modern-day pirates who poach endangered marine species.
Bassett presents a perspective as readable as it is sensible. Told with wit, passion, and grace, the Galapagos story serves as a miniature model of Earth itself, a perfect example of how an environment can be destroyed-- and what is being done to preserve these islands before it's too late.
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Galapagos at the Crossroads: Pirates, Biologists, Tourists, and Creationists Battle for Darwin's Cradle of Evolution
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From the pages of the December, 1920 issue of "Adventure" magazine comes this thrilling tale of pirate adventure on the high seas -- a rousing action-adventure from H. Bedford-Jones, King of the Pulps
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Pirates Gold
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The Story of the Barbary Corsairs
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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 high seas during the American Revolution. Patriot Pirates highlights the obscure but pivotal role played by colonial privateers in defeating Britain in the American Revolution. American privateering-essentially legalized piracy-began with a ragtag squadron of New England schooners in 1775. It quickly erupted into a massive seaborne insurgency involving thousands of money-mad patriots plundering Britain's maritime trade throughout Atlantic. Patton's extensive research brings to life the extraordinary adventures of privateers as they hammered the British economy, infuriated the Royal Navy, and humiliated the crown.
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Patriot Pirates: The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution
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"It's a rollicking tale, filled with rich details of the lives of men who, for their own personal gain, challenged the spread of empires."--Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

Captains like Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane rallied with their fellow pirates to create the "Flying Gang," thus establishing The Pirate Republic-- a crude, distinctive, and all-too-brief democracy in the Bahamas. Indentured servants became free, blacks and runaway slaves could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by vote.

In cutting off trade routes, sacking slave ships, and severing Europe from its New World, the Pirate Republic shook the very foundations of imperialism and fanned democratic sentiments that would one day drive the American Revolution. They became heroes in the eyes of the people and, in this, their untold story, their glorious Republic lives again.

"The Republic of the Pirates" is the ultimate in beach reading - breezy, colorful, and rich in history and action."--Christian Science Monitor

"[A]n entrancing tale of piracy colored with gold, treachery and double-dealing."--Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

COLIN WOODARD is an award-winning journalist. The author of "The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier" and "Ocean s End: Travels Through Endangered Seas," he is also a foreign correspondent for "The Christian Science Monitor" and "The Chronicle of Higher Education." He lives in Portland, Maine. Contact him at www.republicofpirates.net.

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The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
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The riveting story of the slave ship Whydah, captured by pirates and later sunk in a fierce storm off the coast of Massachusetts, energizes this lavish companion book to a unique exhibition on a five-year U.S. tour. Packed with plunder from more than 50 captured ships, the Whydah was discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford in 1984. Now, for the first time, its treasure holds are unlocked for public view.

More than 200 items were retrieved from the ocean floor: the telltale ship's bell, inscribed "Whydah Galley 1716"; coins and jewelry, buttons and cufflinks; muskets, cannons, and swords; everyday objects including teakettles and tableware, gaming tokens, and clay pipes. The artifacts provide an unprecedented glimpse into the raucous world of 18th-century pirating and shed light on the link between the slave trade and piracy during those tumultuous times.

Built to transport human captives from Africa to the Caribbean, the Whydah made one such voyage before being captured in 1717 by Sam Bellamy, the boldest pirate of his day. Two months later, in one of the worst nor'easters ever, the ship sank, drowning all but 2 of the 146 people aboard. For anyone intrigued by the lore of piracy, the mystery of shipwrecks, or the sad and salty intertwining of slave and pirate history, Real Pirates has the answers.

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Real Pirates: The Untold Story of the Whydah from Slave Ship to Pirate Ship
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1930. Robert Coates studies the outlaws who preyed on traffic along the Natchez Trace from Natchez all the way to New Orleans from about 1880 to 1885. Among other violent and lawless acts, they planned to build an empire using the labor of stolen slaves. They stole and pillaged to the extent that this period is sometimes referred to as the outlaw years, as bands of land pirates roamed the country in search of riches.
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The Outlaw Years the History of the Land Pirates of the Natchez Trace
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When Barbary pirates captured an obscure Yankee sailing brig off the coast of North Africa in 1812, enslaving eleven American sailors, President James Madison sent the largest American naval force ever gathered to that time, led by the heroic Commodore Stephen Decatur, to end Barbary terror once and for all.
Drawing upon numerous ship logs, journals, love letters, and government documents, Frederick C. Leiner paints a vivid picture of the world of naval officers and diplomats in the early nineteenth century, as he recreates a remarkable and little known episode from the early American republic. Leiner first describes Madison's initial efforts at diplomacy, sending Mordecai Noah to negotiate. But when the ruler refused to ransom the Americans--"not for two millions of dollars"--Madison declared war and sent a fleet to North Africa. Decatur's squadron dealt quick blows to the Barbary navy, dramatically fighting and capturing two ships. Decatur then sailed to Algiers. He refused to go ashore to negotiate--indeed, he refused to negotiate on any essential point. The ruler of Algiers signed the treaty--in Decatur's words, "dictated at the mouths of our cannon"--in twenty-four hours. The United States would never pay tribute to the Barbary world again, and the captive Americans were set free.
Here then is a real-life naval adventure that will thrill fans of Patrick O'Brian, a story of Islamic terrorism, white slavery, poison gas, diplomatic intrigue, and battles with pirates on the high seas.
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The End of Barbary Terror: America's 1815 War Against the Pirates of North Africa
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His two years of aedileship over, Decius is ready for his next adventure. He would rather do anything than join the war with Caesar, so he and Hermes find themselves on a mission to rid the Mediterranean of pirates. They set off with shoddy ships and sailors to the island of Cyprus, where a young Cleopatra is staying. Between her impressive crew and the ex-pirate Ariston providing insider knowledge of that cutthroat occupation, Decius thinks he stands a good chance of bringing himself some glory.
That would be too simple though. The ruler of the island is murdered and Decius has a sacred duty to find and punish the guilty party. As he investigates world trade, the island history, and the new kind of piracy plaguing the waters, he is finding connections more menacing than he had ever imagined possible.
Roberts crafts another skillful mystery, this one fervently pulsing with the collision of Roman, Greek, and Egyptian interests.
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The Princess and the Pirates
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Reading everything he can after learning how to read, young Edward finds his imagination soaring and particularly enjoys adventure stories, and one day he wakes up to find himself surrounded by pirates.
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Edward and the Pirates
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Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coasts
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The shimmering, cloud-covered planet of Venus conceals a wondrous secret: the strikingly beautiful yet deadly world of Amtor. In Amtor, cities of immortal beings flourish in giant trees reaching thousands of feet into the sky; ferocious beasts stalk the wilderness below; rare flashes of sunlight precipitate devastating storms; and the inhabitants believe their world is saucer-shaped with a fiery center and an icy rim. Stranded on Amtor after his spaceship crashes, astronaut Carson Napier is swept into a world where revolution is ripe, the love of a princess carries a dear price, and death can come as easily from the blade of a sword as from the ray of a futuristic gun. Pirates of Venus is the exciting inaugural volume in the last series imagined and penned by Edgar Rice Burroughs. This commemorative edition features new illustrations by Thomas Floyd, the original frontispiece by J. Allen St. John, an afterword by Phillip Burger, a glossary of Amtor terms by Scott Tracy Griffin, a map of Amtor drawn by Edgar Rice Burroughs that appeared in the first edition, and an introduction by acclaimed science fiction and horror novelist F. Paul Wilson. Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan of the Apes and dozens of other famous novels, was a pivotal figure in the history of American science fiction. His books include At the Earth's Core, Beyond Thirty, and The Land That Time Forgot, all available in the Bison Frontiers of Imagination series. F. Paul Wilson is the author of such best-selling novels as The Keep, The Tomb, and Conspiracies. Thomas Floyd is a graphic designer at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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Pirates of Venus
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The Ghost Pirates ...is a powerful account of a doomed and haunted ship on its last voyage, and of the terrible sea-devils (of quasi-human aspect, and perhaps the spirits of bygone buccaneers) that besiege it and finally drag it down to an unknown fate. With its command of maritime knowledge, and its clever selection of hints and incidents suggestive of latent horrors in nature, this book at times reaches enviable peaks of power. -- H.P. Lovecraft
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The Ghost Pirates
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The romantic fiction of pirates as swashbuckling marauders terrorizing the high seas has long eclipsed historical fact. Bandits at Sea offers a long-overdue corrective to the mythology and the mystique which has plagued the study of pirates and served to deny them their rightful legitimacy as subjects of investigation.

With essays by the foremost scholars on these countercultural -social bandits-as Lingua Franca recently dubbed themthis collection examines various aspects of the phenomenon in the three main areas where it occurred: the Caribbean/Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and East Asia. We come to understand who pirates were, as well as the socio-economic contexts under which they developed and flourished.

Comparisons between various types of piracy illustrate differences in practice and purpose between pirates of different areas; social histories, including examinations of women pirates and their historical significance and circumstances, offer similar insight into the personal lives of pirates from diverse regions. Far from serving as dens of thieves, pirate ships were often highly regulated microcosms of democracy. The crews of pirate vessels knew that majority rule, racial equality and equitable division of spoils were crucial for their survival, marking them as significantly more liberal than national governments.

Scholars, students and a general audience ever intrigued by talesand now truthsof piracy on the high seas will welcome Bandits at Sea.

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Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader
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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 "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier. 16 pp. of photos. Maps.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
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North Carolina possesses one of the longest, most treacherous coastlines in the United States, and the waters off its shores have been the scene of some of the most dramatic episodes of piracy and sea warfare in the nation's history. Now, Lindley Butler brings this fascinating aspect of the state's maritime heritage vividly to life. He offers engaging biographical portraits of some of the most famous pirates, privateers, and naval raiders to ply the Carolina waters.

Covering 150 years, from the golden age of piracy in the 1700s to the extraordinary transformation of naval warfare ushered in by the Civil War, Butler sketches the lives of eight intriguing characters: the pirate Blackbeard and his contemporary Stede Bonnet; privateer Otway Burns and naval raider Johnston Blakeley; and Confederate raiders James Cooke, John Maffitt, John Taylor Wood, and James Waddell. Penetrating the myths that have surrounded these legendary figures, he uncovers the compelling true stories of their lives and adventures.

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Pirates, Privateers, and Rebel Raiders of the Carolina Coast
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"New York Times" bestselling author Linda Lael Miller writes the kind of high-spirited, totally absorbing novels that captivate us right to the last line.
Known for her fast-paced stories and delightful Katharine Hepburn-Spencer Tracy blend of wit and sexual tension, she creates characters who "walk right off the pages and into your heart" ("Rendezvous").
Now Linda Lael Miller sweeps readers away -- and through time itself -- when a thoroughly modern woman encounters a dangerous, dashing eighteenth-century buccaneer. The result is a sensuous, joyous, utterly heartwarming tale of love....
Phoebe Turlow needs to get out of Seattle and forget about the man she just divorced, her dwindling finances, and the lonely nights that stretch ahead of her. But she can't foresee what awaits her on Paradise Island....
Duncan Rourke is known to historians as "the pirate patriot." He's been dead for two centuries -- or at least he's supposed to be, until Phoebe Turlow steps out of a van, into a run-down island hotel, and into his world.
Neither Phoebe nor her pirate can envision the glorious adventure that is about to unfold. They understand only that they have found each other, and a grand passion, across the chasm of time...and they fear only the moment when it may vanish. Passionate, emotional, and completely entrancing, "Pirates" will steal your heart.
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Pirates
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The Adventures of Jonny Plumb is the fantastical and funny story of a young orphan boy suddenly endowed with very special powers. Jonny's life changes dramatically when he's taken into foster care by the wealthy and extremely beautiful Lady Kathleen Hunter -- and comes under the vigilant eye of Nanny Noo.

Jonny's adventures begin when he finds the mysterious Golden Globe that shifts shapes and holds many secrets. This magical orb takes Jonny on all kinds of amazing and jaw-dropping adventures, high into the furthest regions of space and deep into an underwater world full of rowdy Sea Life -- who bubble up from Jonny's bathtub drain to join in silly songs. These include Wall Eyed Wally and his three baby octopuses Stench, Carcass, and Harpoon; five young dolphins, Oink, Jube, Faraway, Blue Sky One Eye, and Sloppy Botty; Porka the Orca, Legs the Crab, and many more.

'I liked this book because of the educational theme, too. Jonny's philanthropic mission speaks about the human angle. It's important to have children's story books with a strong theme. Also, children are highly imaginative and they always think outside the box. These types of stories also aid in developing their imagination and thought.'
--Mamta

'I read this on holiday, whilst lazing around the pool and finished it in three sittings. Uplifting, with funny, imaginative characters. Jonny is the sweetest little boy and all the while, you lose yourself in his magical world - and I'm a grown-up - well sort of '
--Linda

'I laughed and cried with Jonny and my young nephew and niece just adored him and all his wonderful friends Written with verve and obvious empathy by Kim Wheeler, who quite clearly still has the heart of a child..... Thank goodness this is the first of a series - can't wait to read the next one '
--Jessica Meyer, Editor

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Johnny Plumb and the Golden Globe
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Jonny Plumb and the Silver Space Ship is Book 2 in The Adventures of Jonny Plumb Series and continues the incredible adventures of Jonny Plumb and the Golden Globe. The stunning Silver Flying Arrow Space Ship is the fastest machine ever built and it takes Jonny on all kinds of jaw-dropping, deep-space adventures.

Read in amazement as Jonny Plumb continues to battle and capture the evil Gnud Repeek and then return him to the prison planet of Suproc to be tried for all his dastardly crimes against humanity.

Join Jonny Plumb and all his Sea Life friends in his new adventures, swimming, singing - and almost too much parping and splashing - below the waters of Jonny's bath. Climb aboard The Silver Flying Arrow and travel with them at twice the speed of light across the universe to visit Jonny Plumb's space home Pashoo.

Be stunned as Jonny Plumb struggles to save humanity, the Earth, the Oceans, and even his own space-parents' home in the Sombrero Galaxy from a fate worse than death. Then be amazed at what Jonny discovers at Area 51, where he finds and frees Cosmos, the only surviving alien from the Roswell UFO crash.

Meet Professor Ziad, who works for the highly secretive organization known as C.I.L.I.S.O.D., and his mad-as-a-bat wife, Philomena Flatulent Fudge-Bucket.

Come share the new, exciting Earth and space adventures with Jonny Plumb and all his friends - including his two most fearsome loyal companions Legend and Legion, the largest Rottweilers known to humankind...

Author Kim Wheeler is a photographer, a writer of over one hundred published poems and several books, a dog trainer and dog rescuer. He has also learned to play the guitar, but reports that his strumming sounds sadly like a horse eating shreddies. Kim now enjoys a life of contentment in writing, walking his two rescue dogs, and making beautiful photos of them and the lovely countryside near his home, also displayed on his website.

In the Jonny Plumb books, Kim lets his imagination and "silly side" soar as he takes young readers on grand galactic and underwater adventures with host of memorable characters and canine companions inspired by his own two Rottweilers.

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Jonny Plumb and the Silver Space Ship
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This is Book 3 in the Jonny Plumb and the Sombrero Galaxy Series. It continues Book 1: Jonny Plumb and the Golden Globe and Book 2: Jonny Plumb and the Silver Flying Arrow Space Ship. This new story takes Jonny and all his friends on even more amazing, hair-raising, dastardly and devilish adventures with all his Sea Life friends, and not forgetting, Legend and Legion, Jonny's two most loyal Rottweiler companions.

Join Jonny as he discovers the secret, never seen or heard of, hidden city of Amaranta and its inhabitants, the Beings of Pure Light and the oldest man in the universe, Dentro Reclu, the keeper of Amaranta. Then, journey across the world in the fastest space craft ever built in the entire universe, The Silver Flying Arrow Space Ship, as Jonny and his friends fly from one new adventure to another.

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Jonny Plumb and the Lost City of Amaranta
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