Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.
Simply a lot of fun!
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality
of Life among the Pirates
by David Cordingly. Of all the books on historical pirates,
this is one that best captures both their reality and the myth
and romance that we associate with them today.
Raiders and Rebels: The Golden Age of Piracy
by Frank Sherry. A rich and vivid account of the golden age of piracy
from 1692 to 1725. Not only covers the facts, but tells a story as
enjoyable to read as any novel.