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David Cordingly

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David Cordingly was for twelve years on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, where he was curator of paintings and then head of exhibitions. He is a graduate of Oxford, and the renowned author of the definitive book on pirates, Under the Black Flag, as well as Seafaring Women and Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander. Cordingly lives with his wife by the sea in Sussex, England.


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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean
The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
Written by David Cordingly


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean
The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers
Written by David Cordingly


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $18.00

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Seafaring Women
Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives
Written by David Cordingly


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 12, 2002
Price: $17.00

For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by... Read more >
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Seafaring Women
Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives
Written by David Cordingly


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $12.99

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Under the Black Flag
The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Written by David Cordingly


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 9, 2006
Price: $16.00

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Under the Black Flag
The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Written by David Cordingly


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Women Sailors and Sailors' Women

Written by David Cordingly


Format: eBook
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 15, 2001
Price: $13.99

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Treasure Island

Written by Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduction by David Cordingly


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 10, 2001
Price: $8.00

Robert Louis Stevenson's cherished, unforgettable adventure magically captures the thrill of a sea voyage and a treasure hunt through the eyes of its teenage protagonist, Jim Hawkins. Crossing the Atlantic in search of the buried cache, Jim and the ship’s crew must brave the elements and a mutinous charge led by... Read more >
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