Raiders And Rebels

Raiders And Rebels : A History of the Golden Age of Piracy

4.1 (140 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?


I he most authoritative history of piracy, Frank Sherry's rich and colorful account reveals the rise and fall of the real "raiders and rebels" who terrorized the seas. From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans of the world, plundering ships laden with the riches of India, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Often portrayed as larger-than-life characters, these outlaw figures and their bloodthirsty exploits have long been immortalized in fiction and film. But beneath the legends is the true story of these brigands--often common men and women escaping the social and economic restrictions of 18th-century Europe and America. Their activities threatened the beginnings of world trade and jeopardized the security of empires. And together, the author argues, they fashioned a surprisingly democratic society powerful enough to defy the world.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 399 pages
  • 149.86 x 223.52 x 27.94mm | 498.95g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Frontispiece; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0061572845
  • 9780061572845
  • 542,426

Review quote

A dramatic tale. . . . Sherry bring the pirates vividly to life with his rousing telling of their daring cruises and outrageous feats. . . . Heartily recomemended. --Oceans magazine"
show more

Rating details

140 ratings
4.1 out of 5 stars
5 30% (42)
4 53% (74)
3 15% (21)
2 2% (3)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X