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WEBSITES

Official site of Queen Anne's Revenge: http://www.qaronline.org/

Expedition Whydah for pirate treasures and mysteries: www.whydah.com

Pirates on National Geographic: www.nationalgeographic.com/pirates

Captain Pat Croce: www.patcroce.com

PUBLICATIONS

Cordingly, D. (Ed.) (1996). Pirates: Terror on the High Seas - From the Caribbean to South China Sea. New York: Turner Publications.

Cordingly, D. (1997). Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates. Boston: Mariner Books.

Davis, K. (2003). See-Through Pirates. Philadelphia: Running Press Kids.

Earle, P. (2006). The Pirate Wars. New York: St. Martin's Griffin.

Johnson, C. (1724). A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates.

Konstam, A. (2007). Pirates - Predators of the Seas: An Illustrated History. New York: Skyhorse Publishing.

Little, B. (2005). The Sea Rover's Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630-1730. Dulles: Potomac Books.

Marx, J. (1992). Pirate and Privateers of the Caribbean. Malabar: Krieger Publishing.

Pennell, C.R. (Ed.) (2001). Bandits at Sea: A Pirates Reader. New York: NYU Press.

Platt, R. (2007). Pirates. New York: DK Eyewitness Books.

Rediker, M. (1993). Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sherry, F. (1986). Raiders and Rebels: The Golden Age of Piracy. New York: William Morrow and Co.

Skowronek, R. (Ed.) (2006). X Marks the Spot: The Archaeology of Piracy (New Perspectives on Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology). Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Talty, S. (2007). Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign. New York: Crown Publishing.


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  • Pirates thought that having women on board their ship was bad luck.  It's why pirate femmes like Mary Read initially lived a life of piracy as men!

  • Most pirates stole their ships because they couldn't afford them.  Once they'd capture a ship, they'd convert it for pirate life by making more room for sailor living quarters and strengthening the decks to hold heavy cannons.

  • The difference between a pirate and a privateer is that privateers are sanctioned by respective governments and they don't attack ships from their own country. Pirates harass anyone passing by.

  • A galleon ship was armed to the teeth. It typically carried 74 guns, 36 of which were mounted on either side of the ship. The two guns were mounted aft.

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