This is a concise history of the life and times of ten of the most important pirates of the Caribbean region. The book sheds new light on old questions and popular notions of piracy. Who and what was a pirate? What were the origins of the buccaneers? And what of buried treasure and the fiendish custom of making prisoners walk the plank? After describing the historical context, Clinton Black provides fascinating accounts of the lives of some of the better-known figures of the Spanish Main, including that "prince of ...

Pirates of the West Indies 1989, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521358187

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Pirates of the West Indies 1989, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

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