Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates
Publisher: Gildan Media
Date: November 2011
Duration: 10 hours 33 minutes
For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier.