This book has been released under the following alternate titles:-
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and Reality of Life among the Pirates
Pirates have become so much a part of legend that it is easy to forget they actually existed. Our image of them is derived from a few scattered facts overlaid with three centuries of melodramas, romantic novels adventure stories, comic strips and swashbuckling films. In this revealing and highly original book the author sets out to discover the truth behind the legends and comes up with some surprising conclusions. Here are the real stories of Blackbeard, Captain Kidd and Henry Morgan together with many lesser known but equally fascinating characters such as Calico Jack and the female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny.
Author: David Cordingly
Title: Life among the Pirates: The Romance and the Reality
First Published by: Little, Brown and Company