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Under the Black Flag
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates | David Cordingly
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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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Johnanthonymiller
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A good historical account of pirates. Crammed with details, little-known facts,and biographical accounts of the more famous buccaneers, it's a good research book for those interested.

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Oblomov26
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Did you know that Pirates would fly a black flag to demand surrender and if this was not forthcoming they would switch to a Red Flag meaning no quarter? If not this book is for you, provide a history of the Pirates who operated within the Caribbean and Atlantic, providing insights into their lives and action, whilst also seeking to quash many of the myths associated with them and the times they lived in.

Oblomov26 And yes the Image is of a Jolly Roger, but they came in all shapes and designs 3y
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Schnoebs
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Mehso-so

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This book explores how people have romanticized pirates and the realities they faced. It was interesting learning about the roles women play, the influence policy and trade had on pirates and the pirates in history that influences the most famous pirates in our literature and cinema. I really enjoyed the timeline this book took and the variety of things I learned from it.

#libby #audiobook #nonfiction #pirates #mpls #twincities

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CrowCAH
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#RedRoseSeptember #TheLifeOfRiley #PiratesLife

To live the life of a pirate! 🏴‍☠️☠️⚔️⚓️ Even one named Riley lol

arlenefinnigan Arrrr! 3y
Cinfhen Nice one, matey 🏴‍☠️ 3y
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CrowCAH
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#TallShipCelebration #TSC2019 #BlackFlag

There are a bunch of mythos out there about pirates, while some are based on truth, others are not. It‘s important to know where the two worlds collide, especially for understanding what my reading might expect in a pirate novel; pirate novel work in progress.

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wideeyedreader
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Day 4 of #lilithjuly made me think of pirates! After all, they do a lot of work on #thecoast!

KarenUK Love this bold cover! 😍 3y
Cinfhen Well played 3y
wideeyedreader @Cinfhen Thank you, lol 3y
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Leftcoastzen
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#tallshipcelebration #pirates Not my copy but it looks great ! I have a book buying ban but not a trading ban ! Got rid of 12 , came back with 2 and credit for future choices .Yay!

CrowCAH Wow I‘m surprised you didn‘t do a one for one exchange ☺️ Good restraint and now you‘ll have money for later use! 3y
Bookwomble I have this one, though under a slightly different title, I think. It's a good book 🙂 3y
Bookwomble Yep - same book, different title in the US. 3y
Leftcoastzen @Bookwomble it does look good , I‘m trying to resist. 3y
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Olivia306
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Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy this book so much. It's a well-documented and researched book that sheds a realistic light on the pirates' lives, what it truly meant to be a pirate and the harsh environment of the sea life in the 17th & 18th centuries. It deconstructs the myths & legends about famous piratical figures and talks about their fate. Its details and useful explanations manage to capture the reader's attention to the very end.📚

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MaleficentBookDragon
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I also couldn't resist this #kindledailydeal

rubyslippersreads Did @CrowCAH see this? 😄☠️ 4y
CrowCAH @rubyslippersreads on the TBRRRRRR ☠️⚔️⚓️ 4y
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GypsyKat
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I‘m really trying to buy fewer books lately, but these were both on my TBR list and they‘re ebooks, so they don‘t take up any room. 😆
(This is how I rationalize things to myself)
#BookHaul #KindleBooks

DGRachel Makes perfect sense to me. 😉 4y
EricaReads Thanks for the heads up! Galway Bay is on my TBR this year for one of the reading challenges I‘m doing (maybe Pop Sugar?) for a book related to my ancestry. 4y
GypsyKat @EricaReads I‘m always happy to post a book deal! 👍 4y
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PathfinderNicole
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1. The tagged book has to do with pirates and I‘m hoping to read it this summer at the beach!
2. Octopi or jellyfish
3. I live in a Lake Huron beach town in Michigan so we have a lot of nice beaches! My favorite is called Lighthouse just because it‘s the closest to me so my family usually spends a day a week there in the summer.
#ManicMonday

JoScho Pirates are perfect for the beach 🖤💀 4y
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mcausten_sister
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This book has been fascinating to read. It breaks down the lives, hardships, and realities of pirates while keeping in focus the popular myths and misconceptions. Cordingly explains how today's picture of pirates came about in juxtaposition with their actual lives in a clear and understandable way. His book is clearly well research with notes and a bibliography included. A must read for anyone wanting to expand their horizons.

#History #Pirates

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mcausten_sister
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The pirate John Fitz-Gerald's last words was this poem before execution on July 19, 1723.

#History #YoHoYoHo #Pirates #SummerRead

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mcausten_sister
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Okay, but look at this beautiful quote in Under the Black Flag.

#History #Quote #NotEvenPirateRelated #FromAGovernorOfTheBahamas

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mcausten_sister
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Main point here: You dont mess with Captain Henry Morgan because he will RUIN you.

#History #Pirates #YoHoHoAndABottleOfRum #AvastYeMaties

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mcausten_sister
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Digging into this beauty next! I have just finished Persuasion (I know I didnt post about it but it was just too good to put down!) and decided to stick with the sailor theme Ive got going on right now. I lived in NC during the state history year and we talked about pirates. Ever since then theyve been even more mythical and fascinating.

#Pirates #History #Ships #OpenSeas #YoHo #ItsAPiratesLifeForMe

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CrowCAH
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When one sees the black flag, with skull and crossed bones, one knows #Resistance is futile; PIRATES! ☠️⚔️⚓️

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KT3sXXiYGus #JuneTunz @Cinfhen

Cinfhen #Resistance is always an option even if it seems futile 😃 (edited) 5y
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PirateJenny
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Original PotC shirt from the ride, 15 years ago. The trip when I first heard about the movie. The logo is loosely based on the #jollyroger of Jack Rackham, which is one of my favorites. #PiratesLife #WhatAWayToLive

CrowCAH Neat; I never knew the POTC logo was off of Calico Jack's flag!!! 5y
PirateJenny His flag is with the two cutlasses. Pretty much everything piratey uses it. 😊 5y
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JacintaMCarter
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CrowCAH Good choice; it's on my TBR! ☠️⚓️⚔️ thanks for joining the crew! 😊 5y
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LeahBergen
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This is a great introductory look at the history of the #GoldenAgeofPiracy. #PiratesLife

CrowCAH I can't wait to read this book; actually have it on the shelf. Love the cover with the gold tooth! ☠️ 5y
WordWaller We got this used at my bookstore today! Had fun figuring out where to shelve it haha 5y
LeahBergen @CrowCAH I like that tooth, too! 5y
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LeahBergen @WordWaller I picked it up used, too. Hmm... what section DID I find it in? History or sea books, I think? 😄 5y
WordWaller @LeahBergen oh nice. I put it in Military - Naval because that's where other pirate books were but other people put them in the Boating section?? I was like ???? 5y
LeahBergen @WordWaller Boating?! 😂 5y
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Brie
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#marchintoreading #startswithUVW V was the hardest to find, and I only found one. I compensated with a bunch of U's and W's.

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rabbitprincess
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Forgot to post this yesterday. A good friend is leaving our office for a new job, so we had a lunch for him yesterday. We have a running joke about pirates, so I got him this book. And maybe he'll let me borrow it when he's finished 👀 #thebestkindofbookishgift

LeahBergen It's a good pirate book! 👍🏼 6y
rabbitprincess @LeahBergen I started reading it from the library, but it coincided with about a dozen other more urgent books, so I never got to finish it. But it does look very good. 6y
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CrowCAH
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#fictionnonfictionpairings Under the Black Flag is nonfiction which talks about the famous pirates of the Golden Age of Piracy. While The Captain's Ladies is fiction and follows Anne Bonny, Mary Reed, and Jack Rackham, famous pirates who sailed during the Golden Age of Piracy! #seasonsreadings2016

LeahBergen This book is such a good overview of pirate history. 👍🏼 6y
CrowCAH @LeahBergen Cool, thanks; I can't wait to actually read it! It sounds like it should help with my creative romance fiction story I'm writing! 6y
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CaseyMoore
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This is the book about pirates. If I were to teach a course on pirates, this would be the main text book. Cordingly looks at the history and reality of pirates, but he also looks at pirates in fiction and the romance of pirates.

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CaseyMoore
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Current reading stack.