Villians of all Nations Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age. Marcus Rediker.

Villians of all Nations Atlantic Pirates in the Golden Age

Hardcover, Boston: Beacon Press, 2004. First Edition; First Printing. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. A history of pirates focusing on the Atlantic in 1716-1726 (the heart of the piratical Golden Age). Author explores the reasons why sailors became pirates - poor pay, horrible food, terrible working conditions and punishments - and the types of societies they set up on their pirate ships. Author discusses the adventures of some of the most famous pirates in history including Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, and many others. He explores why the harsh punishments handed out to pirates by governments desparate to preserve their profitable trade routes did little to discourage sailors from going pirate. Text clean and bright - no previous owner marks. Dust jacket is clean and bright. Ships same or next business day. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 240 pages. [Item #78118]

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