Pirates and acts of piracy were not limited to the Caribbean Sea and the 16th and 17th centuries, as is commonly thought, but ranged far across time and place. Men of adventure who took to pirating in classical times around the Mediterranean are featured in these stirring true tales of high-seas trea... read more
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Reprint of The Romance of Piracy: The Story of the Adventures, Fights & Deeds of Daring Pirates, Filibusters, & Buccaneers from the Earliest Times to the Present Day, Seeley, Service & Co., Ltd., London, 1914.
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