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The Atrocities of the Pirates
by Aaron Smith, Robert S. Redmond
Hardcover - 182 pages (November )
The Lyons Press; ISBN: 1558219714

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea : Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American Maritime World, 1700-1750
by Marcus Rediker
Paperback Reissue edition 
Cambridge Univ Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0521457203

Blackbeard and Other Pirates of the Atlantic Coast
by Nancy Roberts
Hardcover - 204 pages (April 1993)
John F Blair Pub; ISBN: 0895870983

Blackbeard the Pirate : A Reappraisal of His Life and Times
by Robert Earl Lee
Paperback - 264 pages (January 1990)
John F Blair Pub; ISBN: 0895870320

Blackbeard, Terror of the Seas
by Douglas W. Campbell, Jean Day (Illustrator), Virgil H. Day Jr.
Paperback - 131 pages 2 edition (June 13, )
Golden Age Press; ISBN: 1890238449

Bold in Her Breeches : Women Pirates Across the Ages
by Jo Stanley (Editor)
Paperback - 304 pages Pbk Ed edition 
Rivers Oram Pr; ISBN: 0044409702
Buccaneers 1620-1700 (Elite Series, 69)
by Angus Konstam, Angus McBride (Illustrator)
Paperback - 64 pages 
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855329123
The Buccaneers of America
The Buccaneers of America..a true account of the most remarkable assaults committed of late upon the coast of the West Indies by the buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga, both English and French.
by Alexander O. Exquemelin
Reprint of 1928 Alexis Brown translation from original Dutch edition first published c1678.
Paperback: 256 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.51 x 8.48 x 5.43 
Publisher: Dover Pubns;
ISBN: 048640966X 
Lafitte the Pirate
by Lyle Saxon, E.H. Suydam (Illustrator)
Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback - 352 pages Pelican pa edition (October 1989)
Pelican Pub Co; ISBN: 0882893955
Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates
Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates
by Robert C. Ritchie, Robert C. Rirchie
Paperback Reprint edition (March 1989)
Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674095022
Exquemelin and the Pirates of the Caribbean (History Eyewitness)
by A. O. Exquemelin, Jane Shuter (Editor)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Library Binding - 48 pages (March )
Raintree/Steck Vaughn; ISBN: 0811482820

Gasparilla: Pirate Genius
by James F. Kaserman
In Gasparilla: Pirate Genius, the times are rough, the murders are graphic and savage, sex can be raw; revenge is vicious, and treatment of women, gentle or crude. Kaserman introduces us to the wisdom of this pirate king---ideas that may help civilization in the millennium...and he hints where the treasures may have been, and perhaps, still are, hidden. This is a story of power, romance, and tragedy.
Paperback - 320 pages (January 1, )
Pirate Publishing International; ISBN: 0967408105

A General History of Pyrates
by Daniel Defoe
Paperback - 784 pages
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486404889

The History of Pirates
by Angus Konstam, David Cordingly
Piracy flourished in the early 18th century, producing many of the buccaneers whose legendary names have gripped our imaginations: Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Bartholomew Roberts, to name a few. Yet piracy on the high seas existed long before Blackbeard's name struck terror in the hearts of merchant seamen - Julius Caesar was captured by pirates - and it remains a problem today. Modern pirates regularly attack vessels sailing through the South China Sea. The History of Pirates traces piracy from the seas of antiquity to the New World and beyond. It represents a thorough, authoritative, and memorable portrait of the fascinating world of pirates. Detailed maps bear vivid testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, often charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty robbers of the high seas. (8 1/2 11, 192 pages, color photos, maps, illustrations)

Angus Konstam was formerly Curator of Arms and Armour at the Tower of London, and was also Chief Curator at the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West. Konstam's vast knowledge of maritime history, and his study of countless manuscripts and historic objects, have helped to make this book a truly exceptional study. 

David Cordingly is the editor of A General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates. He was on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in London for twelve years. He organized multiple exhibitions, including "Pirates: Fact & Fiction." Cordingly graduated from Oxford University, where he studied modern history, and received his doctorate from the University of Sussex. The Publisher.
Paperback from The Lyons Press


Honor Among Thieves : Captain Kidd, Henry Every, and the Pirate Democracy in the Indian Ocean
by Jan Rogozinski
Hardcover from Stackpole Books
The Journal of Jean Lafitte : The Privateer-Patriot's Own Story
by Jean Laffite
Paperback - 153 pages 1st edition ()
Dogwood Press; ISBN: 0964684608
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The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy
The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy
by Barry Clifford
Hardcover from William Morrow
The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd
by Richard Zacks
Book Description:
A literary treasure, The Pirate Hunter is a masterpiece of historical detective work, and a rare, authentic pirate story for grown-ups. 
Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying dozens of treasure chests up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, even many respected scholars, have the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure galley pitted him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates. Superbly written and impeccably researched, The Pirate Hunter is one ripping good yarn. 
Hardcover: 400 pages
Hyperion; ISBN: 0786865334; 1 Ed edition 

The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd
by Richard Zacks
Paperback from Hyperion

Pirate Utopias
Pirate Utopias
by Peter Lamborn Wilson
Paperback from Autonomedia
The Pirates Own Book : Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers
The Pirates Own Book : Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers
by Charles Ellms, Research Society Marine
First published in Boston in 1837, these true stories cover the swashbuckling and often bloodthirsty exploits of some of the most infamous pirates and buccaneers including Black Beard, Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Thomas White, Mary Read, Edward Low, and Anne Bonney.
Paperback - 469 pages reprint edition (July 1993)
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486276074
Pirates! : Brigands, Buccaneers, and Privateers in Fact, Fiction, and Legend
by Jan Rogozinski
Da Capo Pr; ISBN: 030680722X

The Pirates of the New England Coast, 1630-1730
by George Francis Dow, John Henry Edmonds (Contributor)
Paperback - 394 pages 
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486290646
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Pirates 1660-1730 (Osprey Military Elite Series, 67)
by Angus Konstam
Paperback - 64 pages (December )
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1855327066

Privateers & Pirates 1730-1830 (Osprey Military Elite Series, 74)
by Angus Konstam
Paperback - 64 pages 
Osprey Pub Co; ISBN: 1841760161

The Pyrates
by George MacDonald Fraser
Listed under George MacDonald Fraser

Raiders and Rebels : The Golden Age of Piracy
Raiders and Rebels : The Golden Age of Piracy
by Frank Sherry
Paperback from
Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd
by Barry Clifford, Paul Perry
Listed under Treasure Hunting

Sir Francis Drake : The Queen's Pirate
by Harry Kelsey
Listed under Drake & the Spanish Armada

Under the Black Flag : The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
by David Cordingly
Paperback - 320 pages Reprint edition 
Harcourt Brace; ISBN: 0156005492
Women Pirates : And the Politics of the Jolly Roger
by Ulrike Klausmann, Marion Meinzerin, Gabriel Kuhn, Tyler Austin,
An account of piracy through three millennia, in histories of women and men sailing on four seas: the Chinese Straits, the Mediterranean, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean. Writing with passion and humour, but without romanticizing, or ignoring the unsavoury side of some of their heroines, the authors turn history on its head. Nor do they forget the practical details, even including genuine recipes for shark and other delights. The Publisher.
Paperback - 245 pages 
Black Rose Books Ltd; ISBN: 1551640589

Jean Laffite : Prince of Pirates
by Jack C. Ramsay Jr.
Hardcover - 209 pages 
Eakin Publications; ISBN: 1571680292
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The Pirate Lafitte and the Battle of New Orleans
by Robert Tallant, Chase John (Illustrator), John Chase (Illustrator)
Reading level: Young Adult
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