This installment in the acclaimed LIVES OF series profiles the swashbuckling adventures of history's most famous pirates—and dispels a few rumors along the way.
Every kid knows that pirates talk funny, swing a big sword, and seek buried treasure—don’t they? What do we really know about Blackbeard, Madame Cheng, Sir Francis Drake, and other men and women of pirate history? What drove them to sail the high seas? What were their bad habits, favorite foods, and silly quirks? And did they actually talk like that?
A lively style, lots of surprises, and solid research have made the Lives of . . . series of collective biographies popular with both kids and adults. Now the series returns, spanning the globe with profiles of the nineteen most notorious pirates in history.
PRAISE FOR THE LIVES OF SERIES:
* "Living, breathing anecodotes—the stuff of which the best biography is made." —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"As addictive as it is fascinating."—The Horn Book Magazine
"Another colorful, enthralling excursion into our cultural heritage."—Kirkus Reviews
"An entertaining survey, of interest to adults as well as children."—The New York Times Book Review
* "Irresistible."—SLJ, starred review
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