Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Author: David Cordingly
Publisher: Random House (NY)
Release Date: May 09, 2006
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. 16 pages of photos. Maps.