This is a really in-depth exploration of the history of pirates. Gabriel Kuhn examines all sides of the mythology around pirates (from "they were enlightened anarchists!" to "they were misogynistic murders!"). He breaks open all the stereotypical ideas about pirates and examines each idea piece by piece through a range of philosophical references, all the way from Michel Foucault to George Fox, the Quakerism's most prominent early figure. I don't think I'm quite passionate enough about pirates to really dig into this book, but the writing is really accessible and fun.