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The History of Pirates
by Angus Konstam

The History of Pirates is a well organized primer on pirates from ancient times to the present day.

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S.R. Staley transports you back to a time when the flapping of canvas, the roar of ships' cannons, and the flash of cutlasses are seen through the smell of gunpowder and smoke. The Pirate of Panther Bay, the young Isabella, prowls the seas. She is dogged by a Spanish man-o-war commanded by a dashing young Spaniard who also commands her heart. A great adventure romance!
-- Robert, Chapel Hill, NC

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Samuel R. Staley, Ph.D., writes under the pen name of SR Staley ( and is principal consultant for IZS Consult. He has more than 25 years of experience in writing, research, and policy analysis, earning his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, his master's degree from Wright State University, and B.A. from Colby College. In addition to his consulting work, he is a faculty member in the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy at Florida State University in Tallahassee.

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