Piracy & Plunder

Piracy & Plunder

A Murderous Business

Book - 2001
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Surveys the history of pirates, why and how they became thieves and killers, the lives they led on sea and on land, the harm they did, and the fates they suffered.
Publisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780525458579
Branch Call Number: YS 910.45 MEL
Characteristics: ix, 86 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Waldman, Bruce - Illustrator
Alternative Title: Piracy and plunder


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We think of pirates as swashbuckling adventurers, but in reality, they were thieves and murderers. Meltzer looks at the myth, and the reality behind it, from ancient times to today.


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