Skip to content
Download the Discover Books app Open

  Home > Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs >

Pirates of the Atlantic: Robbery, Murder and Mayhem off the Canadian East Coast (Formac Illustrated History)
Pirates of the Atlantic: Robbery, Murder and Mayhem off the Canadian East Coast (Formac Illustrated History) Dan Conlin 0887807410 9780887807411 <p>Pirates have scoured the Atlantic coast from the 15th century to the
Stock Image - Actual Cover May Vary


 

Pirates of the Atlantic: Robbery, Murder and Mayhem off the Canadian East Coast (Formac Illustrated History) by Dan Conlin

<p>Pirates have scoured the Atlantic coast from the 15th century to the present day. Separating the myth from reality, author Dan Conlin explains how piracy came to Atlantic Canada from rival European empires who sought to conquer and settle North America.</p> <p>Through the Golden Age of piracy, bands of raiders included Peter Easton, the King of Pirates, the notorious Bartholomew Roberts and the vicious Ned Low, who raided the rich fishing grounds and secure harbours of Newfoundland for their ample supplies, manpower and ships. After a period of time in the 17th century when piracy was rare and defences were weakened, pockets of piracy sprung up in China and the Caribbean, as well as from shipboard mutinies. Rich trade routes, poverty, political strife, corrupt governments and weak navies allowed for pirates to declare war on the world. Their violence blossomed again in the late 20th century, and continues today.</p> <p>This book is the story of true pirate lives and their echoes in folklore and popular culture. It exposes their surprisingly democratic codes, lavish dress, and extensive collections of weapons which are illustrated by full-colour photographs of rare museum and privately-owned artifacts.</p> <p>Dan Conlin created a popular exhibit on pirates for the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and he has incorporated much of the research for that exhibit in this book.</p

Author: Dan Conlin

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 96

Publisher: Formac Publishing Ltd.

Publication Date: 2009-10-16

Our Price: $5.05

Quantity:(Out of Stock)

 
ISBN: 0887807410


Condition:
Like-New [Add $0.60]
Very-Good [Add $0.40]
Good [Add $0.20]
Acceptable

Quantity:  
Description
 
Dan Conlin  Paperback

Share your shopping experience. Write a review here »

Browse for more products in the same category as this item:

Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs
Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs > Historical
Historical
Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups
Specific Groups
Shop Categories > History
Shop Categories > History > Americas
Shop Categories > History > Military
Shop Categories > History > World
Shop Categories > Biographies & Memoirs > Regional Canada
Regional Canada
Binding > Paperback
Shop Categories
Shop Categories > Engineering & Transportation

* Free Shipping applies to all orders of $9 or more shipped to the contiguous 48 United States.