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The Pirates Own Book (Illustrated Edition) (Dodo Press)
Mid nineteenth century descriptions of various pirates through the ages, with songs, stories and illustrations.
Paperback, 408 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Dodo Press
(first published 1990)
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Two centuries old this book breathlessly tells the tales of contemporary and then recent pirates from New England to the Far East. Information is culled from newspapers, first hand accounts, legends and military reports. A wonderful read, it could be much improved by some modern layout techniques, such as whitespace and a little font variation.