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Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly
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Feb 09, 2010

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Read in June, 2006

Covers the history of piracy and contrasts it with how pirates were depicted in fiction. A wealth of interesting material, but the organization was strange. For example: the chapter on the types of ships that pirates tended to use segues into a general discussion of the depiction of pirates in movies by mentioning that they used larger ships because they were more impressive looking and easier to film on. Why aren't those separate chapters?

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