copyright 1997; "The Romance and the Reality of life among the Pirates"; Harcourt Brace & Company publishers, San Diego, New York, London; softbound with decorative cover; great pictures of pirates!; quite good condition; pages clean with tight binding; see pics.
For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents & records to produce a most authoritative & 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 & often bloodier.