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And buckle my swash!
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While the pirates, buccaneers, privateers & corsairs of the XVIIth and XVIIIth Centuries
were often British or French or Spanish, the skull-and-crossbones lifestyle mostly took place
in the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico and off the eastern coast of America.

Joseph Bannister
Joseph Bannister [d. 1687] entry at Wikipedia

Pirate Hunters / Joseph Bannister book by Robert Kurson  "Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and The Search For A Legendary Pirate Ship" [2015] by Robert Kurson
Journalist Kurson documents the quest taken on by John Chatterton and John Mattera to find the resting place of Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister.
Kindle Edition from Random House [6/2015] for $11.84
Elliott & Thompson Ltd. 9¾x8 pb [4/2015] out of print/used
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [6/2015] for $17.65


Blackbeard
Blackbeard [1680?-1718] entry at Wikipedia
Blackbeard's homepage
Blackbeard at North Carolina Maritime Museum
National Geographic Magazine article on Blackbeard

Blackbeard or The Pirate of Roanoke  "Blackbeard, or The Pirate of Roanoke" [original 1847]
by Benjamin Barker

Dodo Press 9x6 pb [6/2006] for $10.99
Blackbeard The Pirate 1952 movie  "Blackbeard The Pirate" [R.K.O. Dec 1952]
Edward Maynard goes undercover as ship's surgeon to a former Blackbeard henchman and finds that Blackbeard, while governor of Jamaica, is still an active pirate, and that a seeming 'damsel in distress' aboard ship is more than meets the eye. Directed by Raoul Walsh; starring Keith Andes, Robert Newton, Linda Darnell, William Bendix, Irene Ryan, Alan Mowbray & Richard Egan
Madacy color VHS [9/97] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
'Blackbeard The Pirate King' in verse by J. Patrick Lewis  "Blackbeard: The Pirate King" [2006; for ages 9-12]
'told in verse' by J. Patrick Lewis

National Geographic 11¼x9½ hardcover [5/2006] for $11.02
National Geographic's Blackbeard special  National Geographic's "Blackbeard: Terror At Sea"
[B.B.C./National Geographic special 2006]

National Geographic widescreen color DVD [7/2006] for $14.99
full credits at IMDbwatch online [shortened 1:37:28] at YouTube
"Blackbeard: The Real Pirate of The Caribbean" [2006]
companion book by Dan Perry

Thunder's Mouth Press pb [6/2006] for $15.57
Blackbeard book by Angus Konstam  
"Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate" [2006]
by Angus Konstam

Wiley 9¼x6½ hardcover [6/2006] for $16.47


Captain  Kidd
Wm. Kidd [1645-1701] entry at Wikipedia


Jean & Pierre Laffite
Jean Laffite [1780?-1826?] entry at Wikipedia
Jean Laffite at Tru-TV Crime Library
essay on Jean Laffite as charming rogue
The Laffite Society [est. 1994]
thorough Jean Laffite fansite

"The Corsair: A Biographical Novel of Jean Laffite" [1955] by Madeleine Fabiola Kent
Doubleday hardcover [1955] out of print/used


Sir Henry Morgan
Sir Henry Morgan [1635-88] entry at Wikipedia

Steinbeck's Cup of Gold novel of pirate Henry Morgan  "Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, With Occasional Reference To History" [1929] by John Steinbeck [1902-68]
Penguin Ltd. pb [8/2004] for $11.97
Penguin Classics 7¾x5 pb [11/95] for $10.78
Viking mass pb [5/93] out of print/used
hardcover [1936] out of print/used
Buccaneer King biography of Henry Morgan by Dudley Pope  "The Buccaneer King: The Biography of Sir Henry Morgan, 1635-1688" [1978]
by Dudley Pope

Dodd, Mead hardcover [3/78] out of print/used
Henry Morgan / King of The Buccaneers  "Admiral Sir Henry Morgan: King of The Buccaneers" [2005]
by Terry Breverton

Pelican 9x6 pb [2/2005] for $10.46


Hannah Pritchard

Hannah Pritchard / Pirate of The Revolution  
"Hannah Pritchard: Pirate of The Revolution" [ages 9-12; 2008]
by Bonnie Pryor

Enslow Publrs 8½x5½ library hardcover [3/2008] for $27.93


John 'Calico Jack' Rackham
Jack Rackham [??-1720] entry at Wikipedia


Mary Read & Anne Bonney
Anne Bonney [1698-1782] entry at Wikipedia
Mary Read [1690-1721] entry at Wikipedia

Captain Mary, Buccaneer  "Captain Mary, Buccaneer" [2000]
by Jacqueline Church Simonds

Beagle Bay Books 8x5¼ pb [5/2000] for $13.22
Sisters of The Sea  "Sisters of The Sea: Anne Bonny & Mary Read, Pirates of The Caribbean" [2003]
by Sandra Riley

Riley Hall 8¼x5 pb [1/2003] for $15.95
Anne Bonney Pirate  "Anne Bonney: My Pirate Story" [2006]
by Jeffery S. Williams, with Katherine Williams

iUniverse 9x6 pb [2/2006] for $15.95


John Bartholomew 'Black Bart' Roberts
Bartholomew Roberts [1682-1722] entry at Wikipedia
VR's Bartholomew Roberts fansite

Black Bart Roberts  
"Black Bart Roberts: The Greatest Pirate of Them All"
[2004] by Terry Breverton

Pelican 8½x6¼ pb [7/2004] for $10.46


Thomas Tew  from Rhode Island


XVIIth Century freebooter  Thomas  White


British sailor-turned-buccaneer  Thomas White

L i n k s
Piracy entry at Wikipedia
Pirates! Fact & Legend
New England Pirate Museum
illustrated "Treasure Island" online at Fern Canyon Press
Dead Men Tell No Tales website
Pirate Soul Museum [est. January 2005] in Key West, Florida
piracy page at National Maritime Museum, Greenwich U.K.
The Golden Age of Piracy
Pirate Haven website
Pirate Weapons - the ultimate pirate store
Pirate Supply Store [est. 2002], 826 Valencia Street in San Francisco, California
Pirate Event website
Find Me A Pirate website
International 'Talk Like A Pirate' Day on September 19th [est. 2011]

David Stapleton's Pirate's Hold

"Under The Black Flag" play by Simon Bent
The early life, adventures and pyracies of the famous Long John Silver before he lost his leg
world premiere July 2006 at the Globe Theatre in London, UK

3-ft by 5-ft skull & bones pirate flag at Amazon.com for $6.37
3-ft by 5-ft Jolly Roger pirate flag at Amazon.com for $5.59
3-ft by 5-ft deadman's chest pirate flag at Amazon.com for $6.54
3-ft by 5-ft crimson pirate flag at Amazon.com for $7.99

Pirate Film Festival Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

'Pirates of The Carribbean' Page
at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store


"Crescent Moon" by British marine painter Montague Dawson [1895-1973]
Pirate  &  Maritime  Art

Montague Dawson category at AllPosters.com

illustrator N.C. Wyeth category at AllPosters.com

'Pirate Cove' posters category at AllPosters.com

other maritime paintings category at AllPosters.com

Non-Fiction  Books  About  Pirates

Buccaneers 1678  
"The Buccaneers of America" [original 1678]
by Alexander O. Exquemelin; 1924 translation by Alexis Brown

Dover 8½x5½ pb [2/2000] for $9.95
General History of the Most Notorious Pyrates book by Captain Charles Johnson  "A General History of The Robberies & Murders of The Most Notorious Pirates" [1724] by 'Captain Charles Johnson', Introduction by David Cordingly
The pseudonymous author was long thought to be Daniel Defoe [1660?-1731], but recent
scholarship makes it nearly certain that the author was London printer-publisher and former sailor
Nathaniel Mist [?-1737]

Kindle Edition from Conway/Anova 11/2012] for $4.99
Lyons Press rev edition 9¼x7½ pb [5/2010] for $14.96
Lyons Press 9¼x7 pb [6/2002] out of print/many used
Lyons Press hardcover [9/98] out of print/many used

facsimile edition of 1922 Pirates book from original 1735 book  "Pirates: The Lives and Adventures of All The Most Notorious Pirates and Their Crews" by Capt. Johnson - With A Foreword & Sundry Decorations by C. Lovat Fraser [orig 1724; 5th edition 1735] - facsimile edition of the 1922 book published by Robert M. McBride & Co., bearing stamps of the New York City Public Library
Kindle Edition from MacMay [2008 edition] for 99¢ {sic}
Kindle Edition from Balefire Publng [9/2012] for $2.99
Wildhern Press 9x6 pb [1/2011] for $3.43
Pirates Own Book 1837  
"The Pirates Own Book: Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers" [original 1837] by Marine Research Society
Dover 9½x6¼ pb [5/93] for $10.36
Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates  "The Book of Pirates" [original 1921]
Written & illustrated by Howard Pyle [1853-1911]

Dover 9¼x6½ pb [10/2000] for $10.62
Pavilion Press pb [6/2004] for $11.95
Under the Black Flag  "Under The Black Flag: The Romance & The Reality of Life Among The Pirates" [1996] by David Cordingly
Harvest Books pb [9/97] for $10.74
Random House 9½x6½ hardcover [8/96] out of print/used
Pirates, 1660-1730  "Pirates, 1660-1730" [1998]
by Angus Konstam, illustrated by Angus Mcbride

Osprey 9¾x7¼ pb [10/98] for $12.21
History of Pirates  "The History of Pirates" [1999]
by Angus Konstam

Lyons Press 10¾x8½ pb [8/2002] for $13.97
Lyons Press 12¼x9¼ hardcover [9/99] out of print/used
Pirates, Privateers & Rebel Raiders of The Carolina Coast book by Lindley S. Butler  "Pirates, Privateers, and Rebel Raiders of The Carolina Coast" [2000]
by Lindley S. Butler

Univ NC Press 9x5¾ pb [5/2000] for $14.78
Univ NC Press 9½x6 hardcover [5/2000] for $32.50
Confederate Corsair book by Robert A. Jones  "Confederate Corsair: The Life of Lt. Charles W. 'Savez' Read" [2000]
by Robert A. Jones

Stackpole Books 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2000] out of print/many used
The Pirate Ship  "The Pirate Ship, 1660-1730" [2003]
by Angus Konstam, illustrated by Tony Bryan

Osprey 9¾x6¼ pb [6/2003] for $10.85
Hunting Pirate Heaven / Lost Pirate Utopias book by Kevin Rushby  "Hunting Pirate Heaven: In Search of The Lost Pirate Utopias of The Indian Ocean" [2003] by Kevin Rushby
Kindle Edition from Walker Books [4/2011] for $11.99
Walker & Co. 8¼x5½ pb [4/2007] out of print/40+ used
Walker & Co. 9½x6¼ hardcover [9/2003] out of print/80+ used
History of Pirates / Blood & Thunder  "A History of Pirates: Blood & Thunder On The High Seas" [2004]
by Nigel Cawthorne

Book Sales 8x5½ hardcover [1/2004] for $7.99
Pirate Dictionary  "The Pirate Dictionary" [2004]
by Terry Breverton

Pelican 9x6½ pb [9/2004] for $10.17
Pirates of the Carolinas book by Terrance Zepke  "Pirates of The Carolinas" [orig 2000, rev 2005]
by Terrance Zepke

Pineapple Press of FL 8¾x6 2nd edition pb [9/2005] for $9.31
Complete Idiot's Guide to Pirates  "The Complete Idiot's Guide To Pirates" [2006]
by Gail Selinger, with W. Thomas Smith, Jr.

Alpha Books 9¼x7½ pb [4/2006] for $12.89
Mammoth Book of Pirates  "The Mammoth Book of Pirates: Over 25 True Tales of Devilry & Daring By The Most Infamous Pirates of All Time" [2006] Edited by Jon E. Lewis
Carroll & Graf 7¾x5½ pb [5/2006] for $10.74
Republic of Pirates  "The Republic of Pirates: Being The True & Surprising Story of The Caribbean Pirates and The Man Who Brought Them Down" [2007] by Colin Woodard
Kindle Edition from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt [2008 edition] for $7.96
Harvest Books pb [6/2008] for $10.63
Harcourt 9x5½ hardcover [5/2007] out of print/60+ used
Announced 5/2012: basis for NBC-TV series "Crossbones" {see the Pirate Film Festival}
Caribbean Pirates Fact, Fiction & Folklore  "Caribbean Pirates: A Treasure Chest of Fact, Fiction & Folklore" [2007]
by George Beahm, art by Tom Kirk

Hampton Roads Publng 9x6 pb [5/2007] for $11.53
BT Bound library hardcover [5/2007] for $27.35
The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates book by Peter T. Leeson  "The Invisible Hook: The Hidden Economics of Pirates" [2009]
by Peter T. Leeson

Kindle Edition from Princeton Univ Press [4/2009] for $9.99
Princeton Univ Press 8¼x5¼ pb [7/2011] for $11.77
Princeton Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2009] for $16.47
Pirate Hunting book by Benerson Little  "Pirate Hunting: The Fight Against Pirates, Privateers, and Sea Raiders From Antiquity To The Present" [2010] by Benerson Little
Kindle Edition from Potomac Books [9/2010] for $9.99
Potomac Books 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2010] for $24.33

Fiction  About  Pirates

"Treasure  Island"
Treasure Island   "Treasure Island" [1883 novel] by Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94]
Signet pb [12/98] for $3.95
Penguin 7¾x5 hardcover [12/99] for $5.95
Bookcassette UNABR audio [6/93] for $12.57
Tantor UNABR audio CD [12/2002] for $39.00
Amazon MS Reader ebook [12/99] for $2.99
Treasure Island / Wyeth book  "Treasure Island" book illustrated by N.C. Wyeth [1882-1945]
Atheneum 9¼x7¼ hardcover [10/81] for $19.79
Wibberley's Flint's Island  Treasure Island sequel "Flint's Island" [1972]
by Leonard Wibberley [1915-83]

Bethlehem Books 8½x5½ pb [3/96] for $11.95
Treasure Island 1934 movie  "Treasure Island" [M.G.M. Aug 1934]
Directed by Victor Fleming; based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel {above}; starring Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper. Lionel Barrymore, Otto Kruger. Lewis Stone, Nigel Bruce & Charles 'Chic' Sale
Warner Home Video b&w DVD [10/2006] for $17.99
Warner color VHS [11/89] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
Treasure Island 1950 movie  "Treasure Island" [Disney July 1950]
Directed by Byron Haskin; based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel {above}; starring Bobby Driscoll, Robert Newton, Basil Sydney, Walter Fitzgerald, Denis O'Dea. Finlay Currie, Geoffrey Keen & Geoffrey Wilkinson
Disney color VHS [3/97] for $19.99
Disney color DVD [3/97] for $19.99
full credits from IMDb

Long John Silver  "Long John Silver: Return to Treasure Island" [TI/DCA Dec 1954 sequel]
Directed by Byron Haskin; starring Robert Newton, Kit Taylor, Lloyd Berrell & Rod Taylor
VCI color CinemaScope DVD [6/2006] for $9.99
Direct Source color VHS [6/99] for $3.99
Celebrity color VHS [1/87] out of stock/used
full credits from IMDb
lots more "Treasure Island" stuff
(books, silent & sound features, TV movies & TV series, posters, links)
on Magic Lantern's "Treasure Island" Movies [1912-2010] Page

see also Spirit of America's Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94] Page

Tales of Pirates and Blue Water stories by Arthur Conan Doyle  "Tales of Pirates and Blue Water: The Conan Doyle Stories" [John Murray Publrs 1922]
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]

British cover price two shillings, for twelve tales: "Captain Sharkey: How The Governor of Saint Kitt's Came Home"; "The Dealings of Captain Sharkey With Stephen Craddock"; "The Blighting of Sharkey"; "How Copley Banks Slew Captain Sharkey"; "The Sleeping Sal"; "A Pirate of The Land: One Crowded Hour"; "The Striped Chest"; "The Captain of The Polestar"; "The Fiend of The Cooperage"; "Jelland's Voyage"; "J. Habakuk Jephson's Statement"; and "That Little Square Box"
Dodo Press 9x6 pb [1/2008] for $15.86
John Murray hardcover [1924] out of print/scarce

The Dark Frigate  "The Dark Frigate" [1923] by Charles Boardman Hawes [1889-1923]
posthumous winner of the 1924 Newbery Medal
Little, Brown Young Readers 7¼x5 pb [10/96] for $9.99
Kessinger Publng 8¾x6 pb [5/2005] for $21.24
Tandem Library 7½x5 hardcover [10/99] for $19.30
Little, Brown 8½x5¾ hardcover [6/71] out of print/many used
For My Great Folly novel by Thomas B. Costain  "For My Great Folly" [1942 bestseller] by Thomas B. Costain [1885-1965]
bestseller by Canadian-American author Costain; his first published novel,
about the XVIIth Century freebooter John 'Jack' Ward

Avon mass pb [12/74] out of print/used
Bantam mass pb [1956] out of print/used
Doubleday hardcover [1942] out of print/used
Cutlass Empire novel by F. van Wyck Mason  "Cutlass Empire" [1949] by F. van Wyck Mason [1901-78]
"A novel based on the career of Henry Morgan"
Pocket mass pb [1951] out of print/used
Country Life Press hardcover [1949] out of print/used
Doubleday hardcover [1949] out of print/many used
Carolina Corsair novel by Don Tracy  "Carolina Corsair" [1955] by Don Tracy [1905-76]
"A novel about the rapist, {corsair} and murderer known as Blackbeard the Pirate"
Pocket/Cardinal mass pb [1957] out of print/used
Dial Press hardcover [1955] out of print/used
Captain Judas novel by F. van Wyck Mason  "Captain Judas" [1955] by F. van Wyck Mason [1901-78]
"Intrigue, death, and adventure – as one man challenged the vicious might of a pirate empire"
Pocket mass pb [1955] out of print/used
Pocket mass pb [1956] out of print/used
book review at Swords & Sorcery website

Ned Yorke novels by Dudley Pope [1925-97]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dudley_Pope

Admiral pirate novel by Dudley Pope   "Buccaneer" [1981]
House of Stratus 8x5¼ pb [9/2008] for $12.71
Walker & Co. 8¼x5¼ hardcover [9/84] out of print/used
"Admiral" [1982]
House of Stratus 8x5½ pb [9/2008] for $13.22
Wm. Collins & Sons hardcover [4/82] out of print/used
"Galleon" [1986]
House of Stratus 8x5¼ pb [9/2008] for $13.22
Walker & Co. hardcover [12/87] out of print/used
"Corsair" [1987]
House of Stratus 8x5¼ pb [9/2008] for $11.53
Secker & Warburg hardcover [8/87] out of print/used

'Jacky' Faber teen pirate romance series [since 2004] by Louis A. Meyer
browse books by L.A. Meyer at Amazonofficial 'Jacky Faber' websiteauthor entry at Wikipedia

"Bloody Jack: Being An Account of The Curious Adventures of Mary 'Jacky' Faber, Ship's Boy" (2002)
http://www.amazon.com/Bloody-Jack-Account-Curious-Adventures/dp/015205085X/

"The Curse of The Blue Tattoo: Being An Account of The Misadventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman and Fine Lady" (2004)
http://www.amazon.com/Curse-Blue-Tattoo-Misadventures-Midshipman/dp/0152054596/

"Under The Jolly Roger: Being An Account of The Further Nautical Adventures of Jacky Faber" (2005)
http://www.amazon.com/Under-Jolly-Roger-Nautical-Adventures/dp/0152058737/

"In The Belly of The Bloodhound: Being An Account of A Particularly Peculiar Adventure In The Life of Jacky Faber" (2006)
http://www.amazon.com/Belly-Bloodhound-Particularly-Adventure-Adventures/dp/0152055576/

"Mississippi Jack: Being An Account of The Further Waterborne Adventures of Jacky Faber, Midshipman, Fine Lady,
and The Lily of The West" (2007) http://www.amazon.com/Mississippi-Jack-Waterborne-Adventures-Midshipman/dp/0152066322/

"My Bonny Light Horseman: Being An Account of The Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, In Love and War" (2008)
http://www.amazon.com/My-Bonny-Light-Horseman-Adventures/dp/0547327943/

"Rapture of The Deep: Being An Account of The Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Soldier, Sailor, Mermaid, Spy" (2009)
http://www.amazon.com/Rapture-Deep-Account-Further-Adventures/dp/0547551207/

"The Wake of The Lorelei Lee: Being An Account of The Adventures of Jacky Faber, On Her Way To Botany Bay" (Sept 2010)
http://www.amazon.com/The-Wake-Lorelei-Lee-Adventures/dp/0547721943/

"The Mark of The Golden Dragon: Being An Account of The Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Jewel of The East, Vexation of The West,
and Pearl of The South China Sea" (Oct 2011) http://www.amazon.com/The-Mark-Golden-Dragon-Adventures/dp/0547517645/

"Viva Jacquelina! Being An Account of The Further Adventures of Jacky Faber Over The Hills and Far Away" (2012)
http://www.amazon.com/Viva-Jacquelina-Account-Further-Adventures/dp/0547763506/

"Boston Jacky: Being An Account of The Further Adventures of Jacky Faber, Taking Care of Business" (Sept 2013)
http://www.amazon.com/Boston-Jacky-Account-Adventures-Business/dp/0547974957/

"She Will Play The Wild Rover No More" final Jacky Faber novel [written; on perpetual hold & stashed in a vault]

funny "The Pirates!" book series [since 2004] by Gideon Defoe
Monty-Python-style humor on the High Seas starring the befuddled Pirate Captain and his nameless crew, circa 1810 to 1840 (anachronisms are part of the humor).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gideon_Defoe + http://www.gideondefoe.com/
First book was basis for very successful stop-motion 3-D animated movie of March 2012 {see Magic Lantern's Pirate Film Festival}

The Pirates! Adventure with Scientists novel by Gideon Defoe  "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists: A Novel" [2004]
The Pirate Captain and his crew capture the HMS Beagle, which has no booty on
board because it is a scientific expedition led by Charles Darwin

Phoenix mass pb [5/2005] out of print/used
Pantheon USA 6½x4½ hardcover [10/2004] out of print/many used
Weidenfeld & Nicolson 6¾x4¾ hardcover [8/2004] out of print/used
The Pirates! Adventure with Whaling novel by Gideon Defoe   "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Ahab: A Novel" [2005]
The Pirate Captain buys a new boat for 6,000 doubloons on credit, and to pay it
off sets out to capture the White Whale for the reward offered by Captain Ahab

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [2/2010] for $9.99
"..Whaling" in U.K. Orion Publng Group mass pb [2006] out of print/used
"..Moby Dick" in U.K. Bloomsbury UK mass pb [2012] out of print/used
Pantheon USA 6¾x4¾ hardcover [10/2005] out of print/many used
The Pirates! Adventure with Communists novel by Gideon Defoe  "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Communists: A Novel" [2006]
London police arrest a disguised Pirate Captain because he looks just like revolutionary Karl Marx; what follows includes Wagner's new opera, statuesque blondes, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, and a voyage to Paris, France; also includes 'at no additional charge', "The Wit and Wisdom of The Pirate Captain: A Major Philosophical Work"
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [1/2010] for $8.99
Vintage 8½x5¼ pb [7/2008] for $9.95
Pantheon USA 6¾x4¾ hardcover [10/2006] out of print/many used

The Pirates! Adventure with Napoleon novel by Gideon Defoe  "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Napoleon: A Novel" [2009]
Bruised by a crushing loss at the Pirate of The Year Awards, Pirate Captain decides to retire and raise bees; he chooses the island of St. Helena just as Emperor Napoleon is deposed and exiled . . .
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [5/2009] for $9.99
Bloomsbury UK mass pb [2012] out of print/used
Pantheon USA 6¾x4½ hardcover [5/2009] out of print/used
The Pirates! Adventure with The Romantics novel by Gideon Defoe  "The Pirates! In An Adventure With The Romantics: A Novel" [2012]
The Pirate captain and his crew take a vacation at Lake Geneva in Switzerland and meet poet Lord Byron, the shifty Percy Shelley, and the latter's lovely fiancée Mary Godwin; their travels include Oxford in England and creepy castles in Eastern Europe.
Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [8/2012] for $9.99
Vintage 8x5 pb [8/2012] for $11.21
Bloomsbury USA 7¼x4¾ hardcover [8/2012] out of print/used

Alias Hook novel by Lisa Jensen  "Alias Hook: A Novel" [2013] by Lisa Jensen
Author Jensen turns the Neverland legend on its head, much as the "Wicked" books did for The Land of Oz. The basic Peter Pan story ends with Peter's defeat of Captain Hook by flinging him into the sea to be eaten by the crocodile. But the rules of Neverland could not let that be, for Hook is cursed to battle Pan and the Wild Boys forever. A forbidden grown woman dreams her way to Neverland and she quickly decides that the witty & edu-cated privateer Captain James Benjamin Hook might be redeemed, if they can figure a way to break his curse.
Kindle Edition from Thomas Dunne/Macmillan [7/2014] for $10.67
Snowbooks Ltd 7¾x5 pb [5/2013] out of print/used
Thomas Dunne 8½x5¾ hardcover [7/2014] for $17.03
Cinnamon & Gunpowder novel by Eli Brown  "Cinnamon & Gunpowder: A Novel" [2013] by Eli Brown
Renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless red-haired pirate captain 'Mad Hannah' Mabbot; Owen's life will be spared as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail. To do so while sailing the seas in 1819 - both in pursuit and under attack - is a daunting task, and Owen soon learns to rely on a fearsome giant, two Asian martial arts masters, and a deaf cabin boy.
Kindle Edition from FS&G/Macmillan [6/2013] for $11.43
Farrar, Straus & Giroux 9¼x6¼ hardcover [6/2013] for $17.59

Tales  For  Young  Pirates

Pirate Pete children's book by Kim & Doug Kennedy  "Pirate Pete" [2002] by Kim Kennedy, Illustrated by Doug Kennedy
Kindle Edition from Kennedy E-Publng [10/2011] for $3.99
Abrams Books for Young Readers 9¾x10¼ pb [3/2010] out of print/used
Harry N. Abrams 10x10¼ hardcover [5/2002] for $12.90
How I Became a Pirate book by Melinda Long & David Shannon  "How I Became A Pirate" [ages 4-8; 2003]
by Melinda Long, Illustrated by David Shannon

Jeremy Jacob joins Captain Braid Beard and his crew in a swashbuckling adventure
with fantastically silly, richly-textured illustrations.

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [12/2011] for $9.99
Scholastic Inc. 10¾x8½ pb [2004] out of print/90+ used
Harcourt 11¼x9¼ hardcover [9/2003] for $12.18
Scholastic/Weekly Reader book & audio CD [2009] out of prodn/scarce

Pirates children's book by Brian Williams  "Pirates (History Explorers Series)" [ages 5 & up; 2005]
by Brian Williams

TickTock Books, Ltd. 10¾x8 pb [11/2009] for $5.95
Gareth Stevens Publng 10¾x8¼ pb [2005] out of print/used
Gareth Stevens Publng 10x7¾ library hardcover [2005] for $23.00
Pirates   "Pirates" [2006; for ages 4-8] by John Matthews
Carlton Books Ltd. 10x9 multimedia & hardcover [4/2007] for $25.83
Atheneum 10¼x12 hardcover [5/2006] for $13.57
Pirateology  "Pirateology: The Pirate Hunter's Companion" [ages 9 & up; 2006]
by Dugald A. Steer

Candlewick Press 12x10¾ hardcover [7/2006] for $11.99
Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates / Magic Marks the Spot book by Caroline Carlson & Dave Phillips  "The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #1: Magic Marks The Spot" [2013]
novel for tweens by Caroline Carlson, Illustrated by Dave Phillips

Hilary Westfield dreams of escaping finishing school and becoming a pirate; but the Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates refuses to let any girl join their ranks. So Hilary sets out on her own and gets swept up in a madcap quest for pirate treasure.
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [9/2013] for $7.99
HarperCollins 7½x5 pb [9/2014] for $4.81
HarperCollins 8¼x5½ deckle-edge hardcover [9/2013] for $10.80
print your own full-color V.N.H.L.P. Official Certificate
Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates / The Terror of the Southlands book by Caroline Carlson & Dave Phillips  "The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #2: The Terror of The Southlands"
[2013] novel for tweens by Caroline Carlson, Illustrated by Dave Phillips

Hilary Westfield sets out to prove that she is worthy of her new pirate title 'Terror of the Southlands' but when Miss Pimm disappears, Hilary changes course to find the missing enchantress and protect the magic of Augusta.
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [9/2014] for $6.99
HarperCollins 7½x5 pb [8/2015] for $6.07
HarperCollins 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2014] for $16.99
Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates / The Buccaneers' Code book by Caroline Carlson & Dave Phillips  "The Very Nearly Honorable League of Pirates #3: The Buccaneers' Code" [2014]
novel for tweens by Caroline Carlson, Illustrated by Dave Phillips

Captain Rupert Blacktooth is in cahoots with the Mutineers, putting the kingdom of Augusta and all of its magic at risk, so Hilary challenges Blacktooth to a High Seas battle.
Kindle Edition from HarperCollins Publrs [9/2015] for $6.99
HarperCollins 7½x5 pb [9/2016] for $6.99
HarperCollins 8¼x5½ hardcover [9/2015] for $11.99

swashbuckling illustrated early readers by Welsh author-artist Jonny Duddle

"The Pirate Cruncher" [4/2010]
https://www.amazon.com/Pirate-Cruncher-Jonny-Duddle/dp/0763648760/

"The Pirates Next Door: The Jolley-Rogers" [2/2012] won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize
https://www.amazon.com/Pirates-Next-Door-Jonny-Duddle/dp/0763658421/

"Jonny Duddle's Pirates Activity Book" [3/2013]
https://www.amazon.com/Jonny-Duddles-Pirates-Activity-Book/dp/1848775067/

"The Jolley-Rogers and The Ghostly Galleon" [8/2016]
https://www.amazon.com/Jolley-Rogers-Ghostly-Galleon-Jonny-Duddle/dp/0763689106/

"The Jolley-Rogers and The Cave of Doom" [8/2016]
https://www.amazon.com/Jolley-Rogers-Cave-Doom-Jonny-Duddle/dp/0763689092/

"The Jolley-Rogers and The Monster's Gold" [3/2017]
https://www.amazon.com/Jolley-Rogers-Monsters-Gold-Jonny-Duddle/dp/0763692921/

Pirate  Tales  on  Kindle

Gigantic Book of Pirate Stories in Kindle format edited by Steve Brennan  "The Gigantic Book of Pirate Stories" for Kindle [2007] Edited & Introduced by Steve Brennan
Kindle Edition from Skyhorse Publng [2007 edition] for $14.72
Skyhorse Publng 9¼x7¾ hardcover [10/2007] out of print/many used
800 pages of stories, excerpts, songs, and verses; well-known authors & works include: J.M. Barrie ("Captain Hook"); Lord Byron ("The Corsair"); Joseph Conrad ("Captain Brown"); James Fenimore Cooper ("The Malay Proas"); Daniel Defoe ("Captain Singleton", "Daughter of The Great Mogul"); Rafael Sabatini ("Captain Blood"); Sir Walter Scott ("Cleveland"); Robert Louis Stevenson ("The Old Buccaneer"); and Mark Twain ("Tom Sawyer, Pirate King"); other authors include: John Dryden; Charles Ellms (7); John Esquemeling; George MacDonald Fraser; John Masefield (2); Howard Pyle (5); John S. Sewall (2); and many more

Pirate Collection in Kindle format from Douglas Editions  "The Pirate Collection for Kindle" [2009]
Kindle Edition from Douglas Editions [8/2009] for $1.00 {sic}
fifteen of 'the world's most beloved pirate stories, with an active table of contents': "A Pirate of The Caribbees" [1920]; "Black Bartlemy's Treasure: The Story of The Spanish Main" [1920]; "The Black Buccaneer" [1920]; "Blackbeard" [undated]; "Blackbeard: Buccaneer" [1922]; "Captain Blood: His Odyssey" [1922]; "Captain Richard Ingle" [1884]; "Captain Scraggs" [1919]; "The Great Quest: A Romance of 1826" [1921]; "The Iron Pirate" [1905]; "Kate Bonnet: The Romance of A Pirate's Daughter" [1914]; "The Lady and The Pirate: Being The Plain Tale of A Diligent Pirate and A Fair Captive" [1913]; "The Mutiny and The Bounty" [1894?]; "Peak's Island: A Romance of Buccaneer Days" [1892]; and "Treasure Island" [1883 novel] by Robert Louis Stevenson [1850-94]

50 Classic Pirate Books in Kindle format from Golgotha Press  "50 Classic Pirate Books" for Kindle [2011]
another case where the Kindle anthology (Golgotha Press $2.99) disappeared from Amazon without a trace
popular novels & books include: "Book of Pirates" by Howard Pyle; "Captain Blood" by Rafael Sabatini; "Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne; "Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of The Sea" by Charles H.L. Johnston"; "The Lady and The Pirate" by Emerson Hough; "The Life, Adventures and Piracies of The Famous Captain Singleton" by Daniel Defoe; "The Pirates of Ersatz" by Murray Lein-ster; "The Queen of The Pirate Isle" by Bret Harte; "Seven Wives of Bluebeard" by Anatole France; "Treasure Island" [1883 novel] by Robert Louis Stevenson; other authors include: Nathaniel Ames; R.M. Ballantyne; B. Barker; Sir John Barrow; Cyrus Townsend Brady; Harry Collingwood; Daniel Collins; Aylward Edward Dingle; Charles Ellms; A.O. Exquemelin; Jeffrey Farnol (2); Philip Gosse; T. Jenkins Hains; Clarence Henry Haring; Charles Boardman Hawes; G.A. Henty; William Hope Hodgson; Thomas Hoover; Charles John Cutcliffe Hyne; Edward Ingle; Thomas A. Janvier; Mór Jókai; Henry Keppel & James Brooke; Charles Kingsley; W.H.G. Kingston; Agnes C. Laut; Richard le Gallienne; Don Marquis; Stephen W. Meader; Ralph D. Paine; Randall Parrish; Ford Paul; Max Pemberton; Stanley Lane Poole & Lt. Jerrold Kelley; William MacLeod Raine; Wyn Roosevelt; W. Clark Russell; Frank Richard Stockton; and H.A. Wise
50 Classic Sea Stories in Kindle format from Golgotha Press  "50 Classic Sea Stories" for Kindle [2011]
Kindle Edition from Golgotha Press [6/2011] for $2.99 {sic}
well-known authors include: Joseph Conrad ("An Outcast of The Islands", "Lord Jim"); James Fenimore Cooper ("Afloat and Ashore", "Homeward Bound"); Jack London ("The Cruise of The Dazzler", "The Cruise of The Snark", "The Sea Wolf"); Herman Melville ("Billy Budd", "Moby-Dick, or The Whale", "Omoo"); Rafael Sabatini ("Captain Blood", "The Sea-Hawk"); well-known books include: "A Message From The Sea" by Charles Dickens; "Captain Scraggs" by Peter B. Kyne; "Captains Courageous" by Rudyard Kipling; "Dick Sand: A Captain At Fifteen" by Jules Verne; "Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of The Sea" by Charles H.L. Johnston; other authors include: R.M. Ballantyne (3); Marcus Clarke; Harry Collingwood (2); James B. Connolly; Bennet Copplestone; Edward S. Ellis; J. Meade Falkner; Jeffrey Farnol (2); George Forbes; T. Jenkins Hains; Charles Boardman Hawes; G.A. Henty; William Hope Hodgson (2); John Conran Hutcheson; Gabrielle E. Jackson; W.W. Jacobs; W.H.G. Kingston (2); Agnes C. Laut; Richard le Gallienne; Logan Marshall; Richard Middleton; Randall Parrish; Morgan Robertson; Joshua Slocum; Norman Springer; H.M. Tomlinson; and Stewart Edward White & Samuel Hopkins Adams
The Sea-Story Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Sea-Story Megapack: 30 Classic Nautical Works" for Kindle [2013]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [10/2013] for 99¢ {sic}
contains 30 public-domain fiction works and "The Rime of The Ancient Mariner" [1797 poem] by Samuel Taylor Coleridge; well-known authors include: Arthur Conan Doyle ("The Striped Chest", "That Little Square Box"); Victor Hugo ("A Fight With A Cannon"); Jack London ("The Sea-Wolf"); H.P. Lovecraft ("The Temple"); Frank Norris ("The Ship That Saw A Ghost"); Edgar Allan Poe ("Ms. Found In A Bottle"); and Robert Louis Stevenson ("The Sea Fogs"); other authors & books include: Norman Duncan ("The Adventures of Billy Topsail", "Billy Topsail & Company", "The Cruise of The Shining Light"); Ralph Milne Farley ("The Danger From The Deep", "The Rexmel"); Alan B. LeMay ("Ghost Lanterns"); Morgan Robertson ("Where Angels Fear to Tread" eleven stories, and story "The Dollar"); W. Clark Russell ("The Extra-ordinary Adventure of A Chief Mate"); Charles Wesley Sanders ("The Daughter of The Sea"); H.M. Tomlinson ("The Derelict"); and Jack Williamson ("The Doom From Planet 4")
Pirate Story Megapack in Kindle format from Wildside Press  "The Pirate Story Megapack: 25 Classic and Modern Tales" for Kindle [2014]
Kindle Edition from Wildside Press [5/2014] for 99¢ {sic}
well-known authors include: F. Scott Fitzgerald ("The Offshore Pirate"); Robert E. Howard ("Black Vulmea's Vengeance"); Howard Pyle ("The Ghost of Captain Brand"); and Robert Louis Stevenson ("Treasure Island"); other authors & books include: R.M. Ballantyne ("The Madman and The Pirate"); Frank Barrett ("A Set of Rogues"); John Gregory Betancourt ("The Pirates of Caluur", "The Brothers Lammiat"); Harry Collingwood ("The Rover's Secret", "The Pirate Island"); James De Mille ("The Treasure of The Seas"); Captain Dingle ("The Pirate Woman"); J. Allan Dunn ("The Golden Dolphin", "The Marooner", "Forced Luck"); G.A. Henty ("A Brush With The Chinese"); William Hope Hodgson ("The Ghost Pirates"); Thomas A. Janvier ("Our Pirate Hoard"); Frederick Marryat ("The Pirate"); Randall Parrish ("Wolves of The Sea"); Max Pemberton ("The Iron Pirate"); Charles Reade ("The Merchantman and The Pirate"); W. Clark Russell ("The Frozen Pirate"); Cynthia Ward ("Sea-Child"); and Elliott Whitney ("The Pirate Shark")

pirate ship rigging

Pirate  Movies

Pirate Film Festival Page
at the Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

"Pirates of The Caribbean" Page
at the Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

"Treasure Island" Movies [1912-2014] Page
at the Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

pirate-era flintlock pistol
here on the 'Pirates of The Americas' Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

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