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.
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 3 days ago by BWolfeJR
A fascinating view of piracy that debunks the movie version of the golden age of piracy was like.Published 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
From Cordingly's Introduction: Pirates "are as recognizable as cowboys, and like cowboys, they have acquired a legendary status.... Read morePublished 26 days ago by Happy Reader
The author weaves many interesting details into a very readable account of the most prominent pirates, privateers and their respective exploits. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Edward III
I wish it hadn't skipped around so much and had more details about some of the more famous pirates. However, there were details a plenty and I was never bored.Published 1 month ago by Elmer Garten
A very logical, referenced take on the subject. Separates fact from fiction well, and totally sucks you in---if pirates are your thing.Published 2 months ago by Nick Nichols
This is a small-ish sized book so I was initially disappointed, however, it is packed with information and history, stories, and info on what life was like in the days of pirates... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Leslie Jones
The book expends a lot of time talking about mythology and Hollywood's interpretations. But it does not provide any coherent and organized historical information. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James A Cancila