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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 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 198
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 199

    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
    • Lacks Nuance

    • By Joel Langenfeld on 07-02-15

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Cochrane

    • The Real Master and Commander
    • By: David Cordingly
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great biography of a great naval officer

    • By Barry on 08-18-12
    • The Real Master and Commander
    • By: David Cordingly
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 13 hrs and 2 mins
    • Release date: 11-12-07
    • 4 out of 5 stars 123 ratings

    Regular price: $29.95