Pirate Ports
For some swashbuckling reading, young buccaneers should check these books from the nearest library.
David Cordingly and John Falconer, Pirates: Fact and Fiction,
Collins & Brown Ltd., 1992.

Karen McWilliams, Pirates,
Franklin Watts, 1989.

Richard Platt, Eyewitness Books: Pirates,
Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island,
Charles Scribner's Sons, reprint 1981.

Robert Louis Stevenson, Kidnapped: Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Bal Four in the Year 1751,
Charles Scribner's Sons, reprint 1982.

Rachel Wright, Pirates,
Franklin Watts, 1991.

Jane Yolen, Pirates in Petticoats,
Charles Bridget Publishing, 1996.

Older buccaneers might like these books.
Douglas Botting, The Seafarers: The Pirates,
Time-Life Books, 1978.

David Cordingly, Under the Black Flag,
Random House, 1995.

David Cordingly, consulting editor, Pirates: Terror on the High
Seas—from the Caribbean to the South China Sea
,
Turner Publishing, 1996.

Robert E. Lee, Blackbeard the Pirate: A Reappraisal of His
Life and Times
,
John F. Blair, 1974.

Marcus Rediker, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea:
Merchant Seamen, Pirates, and the Anglo-American
Maritime World, 1700-1750
,
Cambridge University Press, 1987.

Robert C. Ritchie, Captain Kidd and the War Against the Pirates,
Harvard University Press, 1986.

Don Shomette, Pirates of the Chesapeake: Being a True History
of Pirates, Picaroons and Sea Raiders on the Chesapeake Bay,
1610-1807
,
Tidewater Publishers, 1985.

Jennifer Marx, Pirates and Privateers of the Caribbean,
Kriegor, 1992.

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