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Cordingly, David

Overview
Works: 74 works in 335 publications in 5 languages and 9,376 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Action and adventure fiction  History  Adventure stories  Sea stories  Sea fiction  Naval history  Biography  Young adult works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PR5486, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Cordingly
Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates by David Cordingly( Book )

24 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the popular image of pirates in modern times, to discover where the image came from, and compares it with the real world of pirates, who were more often murderers and thieves than romantic heros
Women sailors and sailors' women : an untold maritime history by David Cordingly( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers three hundred years of maritime history in search of women pirates, captains, seafarers, and explorers who broke new ground in the male-dominated maritime world
Pirates : terror on the high seas, from the Caribbean to the South China Sea by David Cordingly( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blackbeard, Kidd, and Avery lasted no more than two or three years, and few, like Morgan or Drake, lived long enough to enjoy their plundered wealth. From time immemorial there have been pirates: In the second millennium B.C., Phoenician merchant ships were preyed upon in the Mediterranean, and in the classical age of Greece, the islands of the Aegean were home to generations of pirates. In 78 B.C., young Julius Caesar was held for ransom by pirates. Much later, when.--
Marine painting in England, 1700-1900 by David Cordingly( Book )

15 editions published between 1973 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume, the author examines the long-developed tradition of marine painting in England. The painters covered include Peter Monamy, Samuel Scott, John Cleveley the Elder, John and Robert Cleveley, Charles Brooking, Dominic Serres and John Thomas Serres, Francis Swaine, Francis Holman, Nicholas Pocock, William Anderson, Thomas Luny, Thomas Whitcombe, Robert Salmon, Samuel Atkins, Thomas Buttersworth, Philip James de Loutherbourg, William Daniell, J.M.W. Turner, John Constable, A.W. Callcott, John Sell Cotman, Miles Edmund Cotman, A.V. Copley Fielding, R.P. Bonington, Charles Bentley, J.C. Schetky, W.J. Huggins, Joseph Walter, Clarkson Stanfield, John Ward, J.W. Carmichael, Geroge Chambers, Edward Duncan, William Joy and John Cantiloe Joy, Samuel Walters, E.W. Cooke, John Brett, Henry Moore, James McNeill Whistler, William McTaggart, W.L. Wyllie, and Philip Street
Cochrane : the real master and commander by David Cordingly( Book )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a portrait of Thomas Cochrane, the hero who served as a model for fictional characters drawing on previously unpublished sources to document his exploits against the French navy and in the liberation of South America
Pirate hunter of the Caribbean : the adventurous life of Captain Woodes Rogers by David Cordingly( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book profiles the life and adventures of the governor of the Bahamas who hunted down some of the best known pirates of his day, including Blackbeard, Charles Vane, and Anne Bonny. From David Cordingly, one of the world's foremost experts on pirate history, and author of the perennial favorite Under the Black Flag, comes the thrilling story of the man who fought the real pirates of the Caribbean. Sea captain, privateer, and colonial governor, Woodes Rogers was one of the early eighteenth century's boldest and most colorful characters. Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean is the definitive account of his incredible life. At a time when Europe's maritime nations fought over islands and territories, and pirates and other scoundrels were flourishing, Rogers sailed into the center of the action. - Jacket flap
The Billy Ruffian : the Bellerophon and the downfall of Napoleon : the biography of a ship of the line, 1782-1836 by David Cordingly( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of a British warship that played a key role during the wartime years of the Napoleonic era describes the ship's service in three crucial sea battles, as well as its role in Napoleon's ultimate surrender
Pirates : fact & fiction by David Cordingly( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of piracy from the Spanish Main, where Drake and the Elizabethan sea dogs plundered vast quantities of treasure from Spanish galleons returning to the Old World, to the China Seas where, in the early nineteenth century, the female pirate Ching Yih Saou commanded a fleet of over 800 junks. It examines the realities of pirate life through everyday items that would have been used by the pirates themselves--weapons, navigational instruments, charts--and, by contrasting these with fictional portrayals and stereotypes, sets out to dispel some of the myths surrounding this perennially fascinating subject
Cochrane the dauntless : the life and adventures of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775-1860 by David Cordingly( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Cochrane was the epitome of the Romantic hero -- a man of action, whose bold and impulsive nature meant that he was often his own worst enemy. This impetuousness lay behind his early success, but also caused him to upset admirals and politicians and culminated in the 1814 Stock Exchange scandal, which saw him blackcalled by the British Establishment
Painters of the sea : a survey of Dutch and English marine paintings from British collections by David Cordingly( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pirate adventure is launched with the death of the despicable old boarder who refused to pay his rent and the discovery of a mysterious map among his personal effects
The history of pirates by Angus Konstam( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An illustrated history of piracy, tracing crime on the high seas from the ancient world through the modern age
Nicholas Pocock, 1740-1821 by David Cordingly( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pocock was one of the great figures of English marine painting in the eighteenth century. His work is of outstanding interest to maritime historians because, in addition to his skill as a painter, he had spent many years as a sea captain. He used his early experience to great effect and earned the confidence of distinguished naval patrons. Pocock is unusual in that so much supporting material survives. Working drawings, sketchbooks and letters abound, allowing the author to draw an exceptionally rounded picture of a man who meticulously recorded British maritime history for nearly forty years. -- Jacket
Life among the pirates : the romance and the reality by David Cordingly( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om sørøveri omkring år 1700, især piraternes hærgen langs Afrikas kyster og ved De Karibiske Øer
Pirates by Philip Steele( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Action-packed nuggets of information combine with beautiful photographs and artworks to reveal the facts, the larger-than-life characters, and the extraordinary events of history at its most exciting. Inspired practical model-making projects transport the reader directly into the world of the past
Spanish gold : captain Woodes Rogers and the pirates of the Caribbean by David Cordingly( Book )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of individual pirates in the Caribbean, from Blackbeard to Calico Jack, have been the stuff of legend since the eighteenth century, but in Spanish Gold pirate expert David Cordingly at last gives us the big picture in all its bold and ruthless truth
Heroines & harlots : women at sea in the great age of sail by David Cordingly( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of women on the high seas. From the waterfront prostitutes and the women who went to sea dressed as sailors, to the wives who were left waiting at home, "Heroines and Harlots" looks at the relationship between women and the sea
Seafaring women : adventures of pirate queens, female stowaways, and sailors' wives by David Cordingly( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by officers or seamen. And Cordingly has unearthed stories of a number of young women who dressed in men's clothes and worked alongside sailors for months, sometimes years, without ever revealing their gender. His tremendous research shows that there was indeed a thriving female population'from pirates to the sirens of myth and legend'on and around the high seas. A landmark work of women's history disguised as a spectacularly entertaining yarn, Women Sailors and Sailor's Women will surprise and delight. From the Trade Paperback edition
Ships and seascapes : an introduction to maritime prints, drawings, and watercolours by David Cordingly( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cochrane : the real master and commander by David Cordingly( Recording )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biography of Thomas Cochrane, the swashbuckling nineteenth-century maritime hero upon whom the literary characters Jack Aubrey and Horatio Hornblower are based
 
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Under the black flag : the romance and the reality of life among the pirates
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Women sailors and sailors' women : an untold maritime historyPirates : terror on the high seas, from the Caribbean to the South China SeaCochrane : the real master and commanderPirate hunter of the Caribbean : the adventurous life of Captain Woodes RogersThe Billy Ruffian : the Bellerophon and the downfall of Napoleon : the biography of a ship of the line, 1782-1836Pirates : fact & fictionCochrane the dauntless : the life and adventures of Admiral Thomas Cochrane, 1775-1860Treasure Island
Alternative Names
Cordingly, David, 1938-

David Cordingly British naval historian

David Cordingly storico inglese

코딩리, 데이비드

デビッド・コルディングリー

Languages
English (194)

German (8)

Spanish (7)

Polish (4)

French (1)