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The Privateersman (A Poor Man at the Gate Series Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Wareham
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Book Description

In this classic historical fiction novel, first published in 2013, Dorset lad Tom Andrews escapes the hangman’s noose only to find himself shanghaied onto a Caribbean-bound privateering ship, before he and crewmate Joseph, flee to America carrying illicit booty. They prosper in the vile corruptness of New York - a town destined to be on the losing side in the Revolutionary War. Betrayed and forced to return to England, they seek riches in the early industrial boom. Tom relishes wealth, but also secretly yearns for love and social acceptance. His hopes rise on meeting the beautiful daughter of an impoverished aristocrat.

A POOR MAN AT THE GATE SERIES
Book One: The Privateersman
Book Two: Nouveau Riche (Introductory discount)
Book Three: Born To Privilege
Book Four: The Pain Of Privilege
Book Five: Privilege Preserved
Book Six: Illusions Of Change
Book Seven will be published later this year (2014).

Online reviewer comments:
' This may be the first book I have read non-stop since 1985.'
' Definitely one of the most memorable free historical fiction kindle books I've ever read '


Product Details

  • File Size: 1313 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Publisher: The Electronic Book Company (December 9, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H86S2ZE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,424 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
By S. Keay
Format:Kindle Edition
I rarely get to the end of a book like this because reality becomes secondary to a good story. This may be the first book I have read (non-stop) since 1985. Although this takes place in the past, it reads as if the author is using direct experience. I found my self regularly thinking " yes I can see that" or "in those circumstances I may have done the same".

I could not find anything else By Andrew Wareham, so I can't wait for the next instalment.

My final comment is to Andrew Wareham: "very well done indeed, keep up the great work"
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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The historical accuracy of the book was very impressive and the story brought the past to life. The attention to detail is brilliant which makes it a great read for everybody interested in a fast paced adventure story. This story is refreshingly original with many twists and turns with well developed characters which are easily relatable to. A great story & a superbly researched novel. A massive thumbs up.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This Book Is An Instant Classic March 8, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked this book up as an afterthought and was genuinely surprised at how good a book it was. The characters were well developed, the story of young Tom being shanghaied on a ship while still a boy of 16 and how he eventually overcomes adversity and becomes wealthy. I don't want to give the plot away because it would take away the pleasure of how the plot unfolds. Suffice it to say that this is one book you should read because once you start it you won't be able to put it down. Andrew Wareham has written a classic that should be made into a movie.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gripping and fascinating book April 27, 2014
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A very well written book that I get totally absorbed in with great plots and twists. What a delightful read.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Something to really get your teeth into April 23, 2014
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Superb plot and excellent character development against a brilliantly researched historical backdrop. Something to really get your teeth into. Five extremely well deserved stars from me!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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Tom Andrews, a young man in dire straights, sets out to make his fortune. Since there’s no one to explain to him that it can’t be done he sets a course and succeeds in becoming wealthy even beyond his dreams. His travels through the world of commerce is written so well that it could be a roadmap for others who don’t or won’t take no for an answer. A book that does not depend on sex and violence to keep its readers enthralled from beginning to end. Tom Andrews is a character that will be long remembered.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Young Man Makes Good On Stolen Funds June 7, 2014
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Interesting only in the sense that it does a fairly good job of telling what England was like at the end of the 18th century. Character development is nearly non-existent. Thankfully I got it as a freebie. I won't be reading the follow ups.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Andrews and Star. June 2, 2014
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I really liked this story. At first it seemed rather drawn out but I stuck with it and the story came together. After that I could hardly put it Download. I like pirate stories and also stories about 17th-18th Europe. This in my opinion is a good one.well written with few mistakes.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great book. Good reading.
Published 3 days ago by Al Stafford
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Well Researched yarn.
Published 10 days ago by Martin Nielsen
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent reading for a while but then got boring. Won't read next book
Too much detail. Decent reading for a while but then got boring. Won't read next book.
Published 17 days ago by Alex
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying
Interesting plot. Nicely developed characters. Good style, though not quite up to Patruck O'Brian standard. Well researched. Read more
Published 21 days ago by David A. Vandenburgh
5.0 out of 5 stars ... down before i had finished it This gives a great insight what a...
I downloaded this book with apprehension as i have never heard of the author and i must admit that once i started reading the book I could not put the Kindle down before i had... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Barry Taylor
4.0 out of 5 stars A well written story. It has taught me some ...
A well written story. It has taught me some further aspects of early "privateering" as well. The characters are very interesting.
Published 27 days ago by bruce mola
3.0 out of 5 stars Needs more excitement.
I thought the writing was good, but there was just too much boring facts about the business details and no exciting reasons to turn the page and look forward to the next chapter .
Published 1 month ago by Deanna Larsen
4.0 out of 5 stars Old time fancy
Old English, well written. Good story line. Looking forward to reading the next in the series !
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful read
This is not my usual type book but it was free so I decided to try it and am so glad I did. I found it totally engaging with interesting people, adventures, and a very satisfying... Read more
Published 1 month ago by D. M. Crane
5.0 out of 5 stars A tie so much like now where money kept you from justice
This is a very descriptive look at life in the early 16th and 17th century
A time when we were a class society, when the wealthy could do no wrong and the poor were always... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Ruth Stringer
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