Piracy has existed since men first took to the seas to trade. Yet pirates' careers were seen in the movies. Usually they lasted no more than two or three years and often ended ignominiously at the end of a rope.
Nigel Cawthorne brings this perilous world to life with a breathtaking history of piracy in all its forms, and examines in detail the exciting lives of its more notorious characters.
Based on contemporaneous accounts from the point of view of both pirates and their victims, it is a gripping account of men and women who chose to live their lives outside the law.
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About the Author
Nigel Cawthorne studied at University College, London, where he gained an honours degree in physics, before turning to writing as a career. He has been a writer and editor for more than twenty-five years, the last twenty-one freelance. He has written, contributed to, and edited more than eighty books including Pirates: An Illustrated History, Turning the Tide: Decisive Battles of the Second World War, Stalin: The Murderous Career of the Red Tsar, and Mafia: History of the Mob. His work has appeared on both sides of the Atlantic in a variety of publications, including the New York Times and Financial Times, and he has even appeared on the Joan Rivers Show. Nigel lives in Bloomsbury in the heart of literary London.
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