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Privateer - Life aboard a British Privateer in the time of Queen Anne. 1708 - 1711, Annotated, and illustrated Author's edition. (Historic Characters) [Kindle Edition]

Captain Woodes Rogers , Robert, C. Leslie
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)

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Book Description

This is the extraordinary story of a Privateer, who in a voyage of three years, raided and plundered the rich Spanish territories in the New World, captured a small fleet of enemy ships, rescued the real-life Robinson Crusoe, and circumnavigated the globe.

He suffered many trials and vexations - storms, disease, mutineers and malcontents; and overcame all in a surprisingly, gentlemanly manner; caring for his officers and crew with a humane, enlightened, and almost modern approach.

He was one of the first seafarers to ship limes to protect his crew from scurvy; and in an era of brutality and neglect - where life at sea was uncompromising; he stands out as being the epitome of a daring and resourceful commander, but one who balanced risk alongside the health and well being of his men.

His name was Captain Woodes Rogers, Master Mariner, and this is the updated edition of the narrative portion of his journal.



Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 796 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Paean Books (24 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EGRBP2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,050 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult reading 1 Dec. 2012
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This historical tome will readily adhere itself to the sailor and the naval historian, of which I profess to belong. Hard work for the landsman but of great value in understanding that century of naval advancement before the Napoleonic Wars. For me, a good read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting book 20 Dec. 2012
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This is a very interesting book and easy to read. Gives a great insight to the times when a privateer was not frowned upon.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Privateer- Life aboard a British Privateer. 23 Jan. 2013
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I like this kind of book, stories of the wooden sailing ships. I found it intersting but not very exciting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Its OK 3 Oct. 2013
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This book was all right but a bit samey. I realise its a factual book but it rambles on a bit. Saying all this its worth a read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very well-written and an exciting story 26 Sept. 2013
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On this journey around the world Woodes Rogers and his fleet rescued Alexander Selkirk, who became the model for Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.

This account describes the fair and accountable way by which Woodes Rogers manages the officers and men of his very mixed crew. The exploits against the merchant ships off western South America make for an exciting read.

For that time, Woodes Rogers comes across as a modern and enlightened man.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sailing Ships 14 Dec. 2012
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Sailing ship topics are an interest of mine, and I found this book Interesting and had a good story line
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5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating account of life at sea 300 years ago 10 Nov. 2014
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Some descriptions encapsulate the essence of seamanship, the troubles, hardship and boredom. For anyone who smells the salt of the sea, whose heart is lifted by the sight of a sail full of the wind, who wonders how these men of the sea created their own fun and entertainment, this is a book for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening 21 Jun. 2014
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Purchased on daily deal, glad I did excellent read well written that gives some insight into life at sea during the period. Occasionally dabble in naval history and consider this an excellent addition to my small library on the subject. Certainly not as dry as some of the previous books I've read on the subject.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Unusual and interesting book - an insight into life on ...
Unusual and interesting book - an insight into life on board a privateer in the 18th century. I did not know that British ships sailed the world pillaging in those days.
Published 2 months ago by Simon Searle
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book if you are into Nelson and the Sea ...
Very good book if you are into Nelson and the Sea Rogers was a real man like nelsons but obviously a bit earlier, a really good read with no frills and a lot spoken in old grammar... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mr. T. Beachem
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Brings history to life well worth reading
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
history at school never put the puzzle together as well as this book
Published 4 months ago by derrick bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth a read
Another brilliant re-print of an historical non fiction book that I could not put down and learned a lot from.
Published 5 months ago by Lemmy
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good
Published 5 months ago by J
3.0 out of 5 stars hardships
Very interesting account. Of the hard lives seamen lead .amazing how stoical they
Were especially the way they bore their wounds
Published 7 months ago by jomo
5.0 out of 5 stars Facinating
this book is a great read, it deals with the subject in a good descriptive manor and brings the period to life.
Published 11 months ago by B N Barber
4.0 out of 5 stars DIFFERENT
A very different book for anyone interested in this period of our country's naval history and outside of the normal Royal Naval history books
Published 13 months ago by CBEESON
4.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
Few people today have any knowledge of life at sea three centuries ago. This is great resource for students of history.
Published 13 months ago by seoladair
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