Pirates In Paradise

Author by : Stefan Eklöf
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Publisher by : NIAS Press
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Description : Southeast Asia contains some of the world's busiest shipping waters, particularly the Indonesian archipelago, the Straits of Malacca and South China Sea. The natural geography and human ecology of maritime Southeast Asia makes the area particularly apt for piracy. It is perhaps no surprise, then, that these waters are also the world's most pirate-infested, accounting for over a third of the total number of pirate attacks world-wide. The figures have increased in recent years, as transnationally organized crime syndicates have extended their activities in the area. Meanwhile, the capacity of the state authorities in the region to suppress piracy appears to have declined, fuelling suspicions that sections of the maritime authorities are colluding with some of the organized pirate gangs that they are supposed to be combating. Not surprisingly, piracy has a long history in the region, and in several instances during the last 250 years, pirates have disrupted peaceful trade and communications. This text traces the shifting character and development of Southeast Asian piracy from the 18th century to the present day, demonstrating how political, economic, social and technological factors have contributed to change - but have by no means exterminated - the phenomenon. -- Description from http://www.amazon.co.uk (Oct. 19, 2011).


Pirates Of The Americas

Author by : David Marley
Languange : en
Publisher by : ABC-CLIO
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Description : Presents a history of piracy in the Western hemisphere during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, discussing the pirates and their ships and the naval operattions mounted by various European countries to stop them.


Pirates Ports And Coasts In Asia

Author by : John Kleinen
Languange : en
Publisher by : Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
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Description : "The chapters in this volume were presented in 2005 at an international conference hosted and organised by the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences"--Acknowledgements.


Pirates Scoundrels And Scallywags

Author by : Madeline Donaldson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Lerner Publications
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Description : Avast! Are ye' ready to sail the high seas with some of the world's most feared pirates? These accounts will do more than shiver your timbers. Nothing came between these scoundrels of the sea and their loot. They burned boats, lopped off ears, and killed those who dared to challenge them. Come aboard to witness the ruthless methods of history's most petrifying pirates.


Pirates And Mutineers Of The Nineteenth Century

Author by : Grace Moore
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Description : The first volume devoted to literary pirates in the nineteenth century, this collection examines changes in the representation of the pirate from the beginning of the nineteenth century through the late Victorian period. Gone were the dangerous ruffians of the eighteenth-century novel and in their place emerged a set of brooding and lovable rogues, as exemplified by Byron's Corsair. As the contributors engage with acts of piracy by men and women in the literary marketplace as well as on the high seas, they show that both forms were foundational in the promotion and execution of Britain's imperial ambitions. Linking the pirate's development as a literary figure with the history of piracy and the making of the modern state tells us much about race, class, and evolving gender relationships. While individual chapters examine key texts like Treasure Island, Dickens's 1857 'mutiny' story in Household Words, and Peter Pan, the collection as a whole interrogates the growth of pirate myths and folklore throughout the nineteenth century and the depiction of their nautical heirs in contemporary literature and culture.


Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History Of America S Most Notorious Pirates

Author by : Eric Jay Dolin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Liveright Publishing
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Description : With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s - when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.


Medieval Pirates

Author by : Jill Eddison
Languange : en
Publisher by : The History Press
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Description : In the Medieval Period the English Channel was an especially perilous stretch of water. It had two distinct (and often conflicting) functions. It was a rich commercial seaway, on which the rising economy of the known world depended. At the same time it was a wide, lawless, political frontier between two belligerent monarchies, whose kings encouraged piracy as a cheap alternative to warfare, and enjoyed their own cut. Pirates prospered. They stole ships and cargoes, at sea or in port. They raided other ports and carried out long-lasting vendettas against other groups. They ransomed the richest of their captives, but tipped innumerable sailors overboard. This revealing new book explores medieval piracy as it waxed and waned. Dramatic life-stories are set against the better-known landmarks of history. While kings were ambivalent, foreign relations were imperilled, and although it was briefly quelled by Henry V, piracy was never defeated during this turbulent epoch.


The Pirates Of Ersatz

Author by : Murray Leinster
Languange : en
Publisher by : 谷月社
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Description : It was not mere impulsive action when Bron Hoddan started for the planet Walden by stowing away on a ship that had come to his native planet to hang all his relatives. He'd planned it long before. It was a long-cherished and carefully worked out scheme. He didn't expect the hanging of his relatives, of course. He knew that they'd act grieved and innocent, and give proof that they were simple people leading blameless lives. They'd make their would-be executioners feel ashamed and apologetic for having thought evil of them, and as soon as the strangers left they'd return to their normal way of life, which was piracy. But while this was going on, Bron Hoddan stowed away on the menacing vessel. Presently he arrived at its home world. But his ambition was to reach Walden, so he set about getting there. It took a long time because he had to earn ship-passage from one solar system to another, but he held to his idea. Walden was the most civilized planet in that part of the galaxy. On Walden, Hoddan intended, in order (a) to achieve splendid things as an electronic engineer, (b) to grow satisfactorily rich, (c) to marry a delightful girl, and (d) end his life a great man. But he had to spend two years trying to arrange even the first....


The Pirates Own Book

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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The Story Of The Pittsburgh Pirates

Author by : Michael E. Goodman
Languange : en
Publisher by : The Creative Company
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Description : Examines the history, players, and future of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.


The Barbary Pirates

Author by : C. S. Forester
Languange : en
Publisher by : Pickle Partners Publishing
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Description : C.S. Forester, creator of the beloved Horatio Hornblower series, takes young readers on an exciting adventure to the shores of Tripoli in North Africa. That’s where, more than 200 years ago, the United States was threatened by “pirates” who snatched American merchant ships and imprisoned sailors—and the country’s young, untested navy took on the task of fighting the pirates in their home waters. This true tale features thrilling ocean battles, hand-to-hand combat, and the first landing on foreign soil by the U.S. Marines, and it’s as fresh and relevant today as when it was first published (1953).


Pirates

Author by : Francesc Macià i Barrado
Languange : ca
Publisher by : Cossetània Edicions
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Description : Tal com succeïa en el seu primer llibre Les coses de la vida, els personatges de Pirates, el segon llibre de l'autor de Balaguer Francesc Macià, sembla que competeixin i afinin els instruments per veure qui arriba primer al bell mig del cor del qui llegeix. Pirates es presenta amb les mateixes virtuts que Les coses de la vida, fonamentalment una escriptura vigorosa i una prosa treballada amb una enorme voluntat i estil.


The Fact Or Fiction Behind Pirates

Author by : Adam Sutherland
Languange : en
Publisher by : Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
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Description : The pirates we see in movies and on TV are very different from those that actually once sailed the seas. This book takes an engaging look at pirate mythology and assigns a “fact” or “phony” evaluation to many of the things commonly associated with the swashbuckling sailors. Did pirates really make people “walk the plank” or carry around treasure maps? Loaded with fact boxes and explanations of how many of these pirate myths originated, readers will love discovering more about real pirates.


How Pirates Really Work

Author by : Alan Snow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : The must-have book of pirates from the creator of How Santa Really Worksand How Dinosaurs Really Work. Arollicking exploration of all things piratical from the brilliant mind of acclaimed author/illustrator Alan Snow. A jam-packed feast for the eyes. Don't miss it! Praise for How Dinosaurs Really Work: "A fabulous fun-filled book that will raise a lot of laughs." Creative Steps "Everything you've ever wanted to know about these ever-popular prehistoric creatures is explained in a witty accessible style in this readable book full of fascinating facts." www.booktrust.org.uk Praise for How Santa Really Works: "You'll be delighted to find this quirky book at the bottom of your stocking. The drawings are detailed and every page a delight." The Sun


The Pirates Of Panama

Author by : Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Prabhat Prakashan
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Pirates Of The 21st Century How Modern Day Buccaneers Are Terrorising The World S Oceans

Author by : Nigel Cawthorne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Kings Road Publishing
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Description : Over the past few years, piracy has once again the scourge of the high seas. Throughout 2008, close to 90 ships were seized in the Gulf of Aden alone and, in many cases, the pirates were paid million-dollar ransoms to release them. What is the reason for this modern-day phenomenon and just who are the men behind it?What started as a patrol to combat commercial plundering of Somali fish stocks has now grown into a highly organised and lucrative business. In a war-torn country, the pirates have brought hope and entire villages depend on the wealth that they bring in - they have even been likened to Robin Hood. But these modern-day buccaneers should not be romanticised - their attacks are becoming more violent and they are increasingly in possession of automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenades.In this fascinating book, Nigel Cawthorne examines how a phenomenon thought to be consigned to history is once again a worldwide problem: piracy is rife in the South China Sea and has returned to the Caribbean and South America. The author also looks at attacks that have taken place in the Malacca Straits and the fate of the couple making a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world by yacht. Plus, he questions how the international community and its peace-keeping forces can try to bring stability and security back to the oceans of the world.


The Pirates Own Book Illustrated

Author by : Charles Ellms
Languange : en
Publisher by : e-artnow
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Description : This book contains the authentic narratives of the lives, exploits and executions of the world's most infamous buccaneers including contemporary eyewitness accounts, documents, trial transcripts and letters. Charles Ellms was a reclusive author of many popular nautical books on pirates and shipwrecks.


The Pirates Who Found Jesus

Author by : Doris M. Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Xlibris Corporation
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Description : This story is about two couples who decided to spend the day on their boat relaxing. Before they left home, it was on the news that there had been a report of pirates on the high seas. David, Pamela, Thomas, and Mildred had no idea that they were going to end up in deep waters. They had planned not to go too far out and just enjoy the sun and water as usual. Thomas and Mildred Johnson had gotten back from their vacation two days before. David and Pamela Bryant were waiting to hear all the exciting things that the Johnsons did while on vacation. The Bryants owned the boat. Neither one of them ever expected to encounter the experience of being captured by pirates. This story is going to have some interesting challenges in it. It will make you see how God works miracles in our lives every day and how he gets us out of life-threatening situations in ways we less expect. There is some humor also. Read on and enjoy!


Pirates Love Underpants

Author by : Claire Freedman
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : A ship full of underpants-loving pirates goes on a quest for the fabled Pants of Gold.


The Chernagor Pirates

Author by : Harry Turtledove
Languange : en
Publisher by : Open Road Media
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Description : Only a long-lost talisman can save a besieged kingdom torn between two kings, as a malevolent god marshals his minions to attack, corrupt, and destroy Two lieges—King Lanius, who is of royal blood, and King Grus, the usurper—now share the throne of Avornis. The former wields no real power, kept impotent by the regents surrounding him. The latter mans the battle lines, determined to protect the kingdom from a fearsome, immortal god who was expelled from heaven. To the north, the city-state Chernagor is being torn asunder by a savage civil war that threatens to spill past the border at any moment. Catastrophe looms for Avornis and even two kings united may not be strong enough to save her. The kingdom’s final hope lies in the recovery of the Scepter of Mercy, lost for four centuries. But the mighty talisman is in the hands of the Menteshe—barbarian nomads who are vassals of the terrible exiled god—and now that the Banished One wants to consume the entire world, they will never relinquish its power. The Scepter of Mercy, Harry Turtledove’s epic fantasy trilogy, continues with The Chernagor Pirates, the second volume in an adventure that pits man against man, and man against immortal. Originally penned under the pseudonym Dan Chernenko, it is an unforgettable tale that demonstrates the unparalleled creativity and unique storytelling prowess of the Hugo Award–winning master world-builder.


A Thousand Years Of Pirates

Author by : William Gilkerson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tundra Books
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Description : For as long as they’ve existed, pirates have conjured up visions of high-seas adventure and skullduggery, sea chases and bloody battles, dangerous coastal lairs and buried treasure. Rightly so, for ever since ships have carried valuable cargo, pirates have enraged monarchs and struck terror into the hearts of honest seamen with their willingness to risk life and limb for an undeserved share of the riches. Whether the cargo was gold or silver, spices or silks, animal or human, there have always been villains ruthless enough to kill or be hanged for it. From the days of the Vikings to the present and in all the oceans of the world, pirates have made their presence known and feared. Recorded here are their stories along with striking images of ships, storms at sea, and secret harbors where “black ships” could be re-stocked and refitted. Award-winning author and artist William Gilkerson has spent years researching and painting their colorful history. From the terrible Black Beard to the fascinating Granuaile, or Grace O’Malley as the English called her, they have come to life under his brush. One can almost hear the creak of timbers, the snap of canvas while turning the pages. This gift book is a rich treasure in its own right. From the Hardcover edition.


Pirates Prisoners And Lepers

Author by : Paul H. Robinson
Languange : en
Publisher by : U of Nebraska Press
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Description : It has long been held that humans need government to impose social order on a chaotic, dangerous world. How, then, did early humans survive on the Serengeti Plain, surrounded by faster, stronger, and bigger predators in a harsh and forbidding environment? Pirates, Prisoners, and Lepers examines an array of natural experiments and accidents of human history to explore the fundamental nature of how human beings act when beyond the scope of the law. Pirates of the 1700s, the leper colony on Molokai Island, prisoners of the Nazis, hippie communes of the 1970s, shipwreck and plane crash survivors, and many more diverse groups—they all existed in the absence of formal rules, punishments, and hierarchies. Paul and Sarah Robinson draw on these real-life stories to suggest that humans are predisposed to be cooperative, within limits. What these “communities” did and how they managed have dramatic implications for shaping our modern institutions. Should today’s criminal justice system build on people’s shared intuitions about justice? Or are we better off acknowledging this aspect of human nature but using law to temper it? Knowing the true nature of our human character and our innate ideas about justice offers a roadmap to a better society.


The Pirates And The Red Bell Pirate Stories

Author by : Om Books Editorial Team
Languange : en
Publisher by : Om Books International
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Description : Irritated with its tinkle, a pirate captain throws a mysterious red bell into the sea. Will this spell bad luck for the pirate and his crew? Find out in this tale from the high seas.


The Pirates Who Don T Do Anything And Me

Author by : Mike Nawrocki
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harper Collins
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Description : Not wanting to go to school because there is so much to do all of the time, Junior boards the boat of some lazy pirates who help him see that school is important, even for those who do nothing but eat, sleep, and play all day.


Pirates Of Barbary

Author by : Adrian Tinniswood
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : The stirring story of the seventeenth-century pirates of the Mediterranean-the forerunners of today's bandits of the seas-and how their conquests shaped the clash between Christianity and Islam. It's easy to think of piracy as a romantic way of life long gone-if not for today's frightening headlines of robbery and kidnapping on the high seas. Pirates have existed since the invention of commerce itself, but they reached the zenith of their power during the 1600s, when the Mediterranean was the crossroads of the world and pirates were the scourge of Europe and the glory of Islam. They attacked ships, enslaved crews, plundered cargoes, enraged governments, and swayed empires, wreaking havoc from Gibraltar to the Holy Land and beyond. Historian and author Adrian Tinniswood brings alive this dynamic chapter in history, where clashes between pirates of the East-Tunis, Algiers, and Tripoli-and governments of the West-England, France, Spain, and Venice-grew increasingly intense and dangerous. In vivid detail, Tinniswood recounts the brutal struggles, glorious triumphs, and enduring personalities of the pirates of the Barbary Coast, and how their maneuverings between the Muslim empires and Christian Europe shed light on the religious and moral battles that still rage today. As Tinniswood notes in Pirates of Barbary, "Pirates are history." In this fascinating and entertaining book, he reveals that the history of piracy is also the history that shaped our modern world.


King Of The Pirates

Author by : Michael Anthony Steele
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scholastic Paperbacks
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Description : Monkey D. Luffy is determined to be King of the Pirates and decides that his first crew member must be Rorona Zolo, the most famous pirate hunter in history who is imprisoned by the navy.


Catholic Pirates And Greek Merchants

Author by : Molly Greene
Languange : en
Publisher by : Princeton University Press
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Description : A new international maritime order was forged in the early modern age, yet until now histories of the period have dealt almost exclusively with the Atlantic and Indian oceans. Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants shifts attention to the Mediterranean, providing a major history of an important but neglected sphere of the early modern maritime world, and upending the conventional view of the Mediterranean as a religious frontier where Christians and Muslims met to do battle. Molly Greene investigates the conflicts between the Catholic pirates of Malta--the Knights of St. John--and their victims, the Greek merchants who traded in Mediterranean waters, and uses these conflicts as a window into an international maritime order that was much more ambiguous than has been previously thought. The Greeks, as Christian subjects to the Muslim Ottomans, were the very embodiment of this ambiguity. Much attention has been given to Muslim pirates such as the Barbary corsairs, with the focus on Muslim-on-Christian violence. Greene delves into the archives of Malta's pirate court--which theoretically offered redress to these Christian victims--to paint a considerably more complex picture and to show that pirates, far from being outside the law, were vital actors in the continuous negotiations of legality and illegality in the Mediterranean Sea. Catholic Pirates and Greek Merchants brings the Mediterranean and Catholic piracy into the broader context of early modern history, and sheds new light on commerce and the struggle for power in this volatile age.