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While the author really has a story to tell, this is good maritime history as well.
This was a great book which I highly recommend to anyone who likes pirates or just a good, easy, and exciting read.
I picked up this book by chance one day by chance and by the third chapter was completely hooked on the subject.
An excellent book, compelling and informative, though my wife found the peregrinations of the pirates a bit tiresome. I did not.Published 7 days ago by DDK
I've always been interested in pirates but I was never made aware that there had been an actual attempt to create a new, free government in Nasau and aboard their ships. Read morePublished 27 days ago by BritRed25
I have about 90 pages left to read in this one. The biggest difference I've seen so far is that the Hollywood produced image of pirates boarding ships by swinging from the yards is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ted
This review is for the softcover Harcourt edition printed in 2007.
This fine book rambles a bit, going back and forth between the subjects and sometimes then abruptly... Read more
Of the major works dedicated to Caribbean piracy, this one favors the Romantic interpretation. Neither great national heroes, nor psychopathic dictators, the men we today call the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Jon L. Albee
Turns out it is history written as a chronological story. Well researched and written. An enjoyable read for any pirate buff.Published 3 months ago by JAM
I found this to be a very well-written book, with all the hallmarks of reliable research. Something you can rely on as a teacher or researcher. Read morePublished 3 months ago by David K. Porter
What an interesting book. If you are into the subject then this keeps you glued to the next page. My brother loaned me his and I bought this one to keep. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bob Swezey
Good story that appears historically correct for the period. Author appears to have done considerable research in writing this book.Published 7 months ago by E. Pitts