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    • 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 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 159
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 161

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting and Informative

    • By Tom on 09-24-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Cochrane

    • The Real Master and Commander
    • By: David Cordingly
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 63
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 64

    Nicknamed le loup des mers ("the sea wolf") by Napoleon, Thomas Cochrane was one of the most daring and successful naval heroes of all time. In this fascinating account of Cochrane's life, historian David Cordingly unearths startling new details about the real-life "Master and Commander", from his daring exploits against the French navy to his role in the liberation of Chile, Peru, and Brazil, and the shock exchange scandal that forced him out of England and almost ended his naval career.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • There is a better book on Lord Cochrane

    • By Mark G on 07-20-15
    • The Real Master and Commander
    • By: David Cordingly
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Release date: 11-12-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 118 ratings

    Regular price: $26.59