Under the Black Flag

  • by David Cordingly
  • Narrated by Don Hagen
  • 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and 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 and often bloodier.


What the Critics Say

"An insightful, concise, and thoroughly enjoyable portrait of the misnamed Golden Age of Piracy...." ( Library Journal)
"Even if you don't know a corsair (a Mediterranean-based pirate) from a buccaneer (a Caribbean pirate), this book will delight and inform." ( Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

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Really informative

Really enjoyed the book despite the American pronunciation of so much of it. Perhaps the voice might learn to pronounce the words he's reading in future.
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- James

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-11-2011
  • Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC