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Well researched and very readable.
Nevertheless some parts of this book leave you wanting more because the author raises the issue but then seems to gloss over it or just give you an over view.
This we learn from the excellent book Under the Black Flag by David Cordingly, in which the author tells the stories of the lives of real pirates of old.
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates is an interesting look at the lives of buccaneers and pirates and the myth. Read morePublished 11 days ago by RJ Stokely
Just a boring and gory list of pirate attacks. Did not finish book.Published 1 month ago by Duane Buchanan
Cordingly packs each page chalk full of pirate stories of truth and magic. Life on the ocean was not so amazing as some of these men and women commandeering the ships from port to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by MBSchwietz
Fascinating, exhaustively researched, and well written. I tore through this book in just a few days.Published 1 month ago by Austin O.
Do not read this book if you hope to maintain even a shred of romantic notions connected to pirates. There is no Captain Jack Sparrow in this book, or ever. Read morePublished 1 month ago by VampireCowboy
Really enjoyed this book. Read it on the beach in Mexico, and it was a perfect setting. Tons of interesting facts and stories. I was sorry to see it end.Published 2 months ago by NHC
As I preface every book review I'm not a book reviewer by any stretch. I'm barely literate, so I'll give you layman's view. Read morePublished 2 months ago by BWolfeJR