- File Size: 6748 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Brink&Bown Research and Writing (April 25, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 25, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0080QID0A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #856,702 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
The Golden Age of Piracy: A Short History of Privateers, Buccaneers and Pirates in the Caribbean Kindle Edition
|Length: 214 pages|
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Top Customer Reviews
It's 2,588 locations, so not too short - it does have a number of old illustrations included which are very nice. The author doesn't just talk about piracy, he starts with the Spanish Conquest to fully explain the circumstances that led to the piracy in the first place, and how the Spanish brought it on themselves. I certainly didn't realize just how one-dimensional the Spanish economy was. It fully depended on plundering the New World. The idea that 1.5 million of the 8 million Spanish were in the government or worked for the Catholic Church is amazing. Of course, the idea that the Pope could just give the New World to Spain is pretty amazing on it's own.
Easy to recommend, and it is worth paying for. Pleasantly surprised.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found this history lesson a perfect example of what happens when opportunities for gain are denied to portions of the public. Read morePublished 22 months ago by hgssupply
It is an generally well-researched and well-written book that provides an excellent overview of this period beginning with the rediscovery of the New World by the Spanish in 1492. Read morePublished on August 11, 2014 by Diana Smith