All ye young mateys, enter if ye dare the cutthroat, ruthless world of pirates! This fascinating guide introduces you to some of the most infamous brigands of the high seas, including the real figures behind legends such as Blackbeard. Find out why pirates did what they did, how they got away with it . . . and what happened if they were caught.
Since graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in English, Nick Pierce has worked in television production and publishing. He is also a writer, specializing in history and information titles for children. Mark Bergin was born in Hastings, England. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art and specializes in historical reconstructions, aviation, and maritime subjects. He lives in Bexhill-on-Sea with his wife and children.