Pirates in Paradise

Pirates in Paradise
Author: Stefan Eklöf
Publsiher: NIAS Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2006
ISBN: 8791114373
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates in Paradise Book Excerpt:

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

Pirates of the Americas
Author: David Marley
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 883
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781598842012
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates of the Americas Book Excerpt:

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

Pirates  Ports  and Coasts in Asia
Author: John Kleinen,Manon Osseweijer
Publsiher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2010-08-10
ISBN: 9814279072
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates Ports and Coasts in Asia Book Excerpt:

"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

Pirates  Scoundrels  and Scallywags
Author: Madeline Donaldson
Publsiher: Lerner Publications
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN: 1467710334
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates Scoundrels and Scallywags Book Excerpt:

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

Pirates and Mutineers of the Nineteenth Century
Author: Grace Moore
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351911058
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates and Mutineers of the Nineteenth Century Book Excerpt:

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

Black Flags  Blue Waters  The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates
Author: Eric Jay Dolin
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN: 163149211X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates Book Excerpt:

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.

The New Pirates

The New Pirates
Author: Andrew Palmer
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-08-15
ISBN: 0857734938
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Pirates Book Excerpt:

Piracy is a significant global threat to international sea-borne trade - the life-blood of modern industrial economies and vital for world economic survival. The pirates of today are constantly in the world's news media, preying on private and merchant shipping from small, high-speed vessels. Andrew Palmer here provides the historical background to the new piracy, its impact on the shipping and insurance industries and also considers the role of international bodies like the UN and the International Maritime Bureau, international law and the development of advanced naval and military measures. He shows how this 'new' piracy is rooted in the geopolitics and socio-economic conditions of the late-20th century where populations live on the margins and where weak or 'failed states' can encourage criminal activity and even international terrorism. Somalia is considered to be the nest of piracy, but hotspots include not only the Red Sea region, but also the whole Indian Ocean, West Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and the South China Seas.

The Pirates of Ersatz

The Pirates of Ersatz
Author: Murray Leinster
Publsiher: 谷月社
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2015-11-10
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirates of Ersatz Book Excerpt:

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

The Pirates Own Book
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 432
Release: 1837
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Pirates
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirates Own Book Book Excerpt:

History of the Pirates Who Infested the China Sea From 1807 to 1810

History of the Pirates Who Infested the China Sea From 1807 to 1810
Author: Yung-lun Yüan
Publsiher: DigiCat
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2022-05-29
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Pirates Who Infested the China Sea From 1807 to 1810 Book Excerpt:

History of the Pirates Who Infested the China Sea from 1807 to 1810 is a work by Yung-Lun Y. an. In the nineteenth century piracy was prevalent along the coast of China and is covered here in depth.

The Story of the Pittsburgh Pirates

The Story of the Pittsburgh Pirates
Author: Michael E. Goodman
Publsiher: The Creative Company
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781583414989
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of the Pittsburgh Pirates Book Excerpt:

Examines the history, players, and future of the Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team.

The King of Pirates

The King of Pirates
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publsiher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2022-05-12
ISBN: 8728118766
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King of Pirates Book Excerpt:

‘The King of Pirates’ is an entertaining and creative story by Daniel Defoe. Written as Captain Avery, the notorious and feared pirate king, the book is told in two letters as Avery reveals the truth about his swashbuckling adventures. Defoe takes the reader on a captivating journey from South America to Asia as the infamous pirates encounter danger and discover lost treasure. Defoe’s thrilling stories about pirates have influenced films such as ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and created the modern-day image of pirates. This novel controversially portrays pirates as heroes and not villains in a gripping and humorous manner. ‘The King of Pirates’ should be read by fans of ‘Robinson Crusoe’ and ‘A General History of the Pyrates’. Daniel Defoe (1660 – 1731) is one of the most important authors in the English language. Defoe was one of the original English novelists and greatly helped to popularise the form. Defoe was highly prolific and is believed to have written over 300 works ranging from novels to political pamphlets. He was highly celebrated but also controversial as his writings influenced politicians but also led to Defoe being imprisoned. Defoe’s novels have been translated into many languages and are still read across the globe to this day. Some of his most famous books include ‘Moll Flanders’ and ‘Robinson Crusoe’ which was adapted into a movie starring Pierce Brosnan and Damian Lewis in 1997. Defoe’s influence on English novels cannot be understated and his legacy lives on to this day.

The Pirates of Penzance Or The Slave of Duty

The Pirates of Penzance  Or  The Slave of Duty
Author: Arthur Sullivan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 141
Release: 1880
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Operas
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirates of Penzance Or The Slave of Duty Book Excerpt:

The Fact or Fiction Behind Pirates

The Fact or Fiction Behind Pirates
Author: Adam Sutherland
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1482442728
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fact or Fiction Behind Pirates Book Excerpt:

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.

The True Pirates of the Caribbean

The True Pirates of the Caribbean
Author: Nelson E. Subervi
Publsiher: Babelcube Inc.
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2020-12-27
ISBN: 1071581724
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The True Pirates of the Caribbean Book Excerpt:

The true story of the Caribbean Piracy has been obscured through time by whimsical stories, which create confusing and distorted images of these characters, by not defining the line that divides reality from fiction. In this book we will see the stark truth about them. We do not intend to give an exhaustive view of this activity, but rather to tell several stories based on the information obtained through documents from the protagonists of the events themselves, that is, from their victims and their persecutors. Most of them terrible, others romantic and heroic, about the life and actions of these legendary characters. Those who had as their framework of life the excessive ambition. A situation that generated a violent power struggle in the Caribbean, of people driven mad by the thirst for wealth, who lived on the edge of the abyss, expressing the worst of their twisted feelings. Bringing this as a result, actions of irreversible consequences, many of them served as an instrument to European empires with expansionist pretensions. They benefited in this way from the exploitation of the wealth that Spain obtained in America, on an exclusive basis. They used their supremacy as a power to impose a commercial and territorial monopoly in the new continent. Others acted on their own or in partnership with greedy merchants. We intend to tell the stories around the facts, so that we can approach reality in a more efficient and direct way than in a conventional history book, thus offering a fully separated version of the myth in which these characters have been involved throughout time. Although several volumes of hundreds of pages would be necessary to relate the numerous acts of barbarism committed by these pirate men and women, although the latter in a very reduced number. We have summarized in it, the most prominent actors who left their mark on the Caribbean region. In the golden age of this society of adventurers. In this book we will get to know the rea

Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coast

Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coast
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
ISBN: 055770894X
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Buccaneers and Pirates of Our Coast Book Excerpt:

How Pirates Really Work

How Pirates Really Work
Author: Alan Snow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 0857079573
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Pirates Really Work Book Excerpt:

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 Own Book Or Authentic Narratives of the Lives Exploits and Executions of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers

The Pirates Own Book  Or Authentic Narratives of the Lives  Exploits  and Executions of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1837
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirates Own Book Or Authentic Narratives of the Lives Exploits and Executions of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers Book Excerpt:

Pirates of the 21st Century How Modern Day Buccaneers are Terrorising the World s Oceans

Pirates of the 21st Century   How Modern Day Buccaneers are Terrorising the World s Oceans
Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publsiher: Kings Road Publishing
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2010-09-06
ISBN: 1782195777
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates of the 21st Century How Modern Day Buccaneers are Terrorising the World s Oceans Book Excerpt:

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 Who Found Jesus

The Pirates Who Found Jesus
Author: Doris M. Jones
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-03-31
ISBN: 1796025119
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirates Who Found Jesus Book Excerpt:

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!