I read this book about 29-Jan-2002. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 1995. This note was last modified Thursday, 19-Dec-2002 16:20:42 PST.
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Non-fiction, even. About pirates of course.
Lots of information both about real pirates and about how the canonical fictional representations developed, which is good. I ended up feeling that it was too much a summary, though, without enough analysis. The way he jumps from topic to topic, and abandons many of the more interesting topics just when they're getting, well, interesting, bothered me.