At last the ultimate book of pirates is here! Inside is the stuff of legend, where tales of adventure and intrigue are written in blood. Read about Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. Learn about walking the plank and buried treasure. Discover what was like aboard a pirate ship -- from a pirate's strict code of conduct to the punishments that awaited those that broke them. All the intrigue, adventure, and grizzly details are brought to life in this lavish hardcover package jam packed with fact and fiction, pirate lore, and amazing memorabilia, including: a booklet of pirate slang a genuine advertisement to recruit pirates a booklet of pirate biographies a letter from William the III to Captain Kidd a pullout featuring pirate weapons a treasure map a wanted poster for Blackbeard sample playing cards as well as flaps and fold outs galore!