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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates - Leeson, Peter T
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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 ...

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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates 2011, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691150093

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The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates 2009, Princeton University Press, Princeton

ISBN-13: 9780691137476

Hardcover