• Under the Black Flag

  • The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
  • By: David Cordingly
  • Narrated by: Don Hagen
  • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (347 ratings)

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Under the Black Flag

By: David Cordingly
Narrated by: Don Hagen
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Publisher's summary

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier.

©2006 David Cordingly (P)2011 Gildan Media Corp
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History

Critic reviews

"An insightful, concise, and thoroughly enjoyable portrait of the misnamed Golden Age of Piracy...." ( Library Journal)
"Even if you don't know a corsair (a Mediterranean-based pirate) from a buccaneer (a Caribbean pirate), this book will delight and inform." ( Publishers Weekly)

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