Globe Pequot / Lyons Press
978-0-7627-6835-6 • eBook • September 2011 • $17.99 • (£13.99)
Angus Konstam, an expert on the history of piracy, is the author of over 50 books. A former naval officer, underwater archaeologist, and museum curator, he advised the archaeologists who excavated Blackbeard's Queen Anne's Revenge and has appeared on the History Channel. He lives in Edinburgh.
“This engaging, comprehensive account of one of the world's oldest professions should fascinate pirate-lubbers.” —Publishers Weekly starred review
“Well-crafted, carefully indexed, and smartly produced. . . . A confident introduction to a vast subject from an expert author.” —Naval History magazine
“Without question, the strength of this book is its examination of a striking amount of global pirate history. . . . For those looking to study world pirates over the longue duree, this book is a worthwhile purchase. —Northern Mariner
“A thorough survey . . . The depth of coverage and research exceeds most competing books.”
An in-depth look at the blood world of pirates—from the legends of history to the criminals on the high seas today