Andrew J. Cawthorne

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If a Pirate I Must Be...: The True Story of Bartho&hellip by Richard Sanders
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4.0 out of 5 stars A swashbuckling read!, 7 May 2007
If you've ever had even the slightest interest in pirates - and let's face it, which of us didn't as a kid? - then you'll love this portrait of the pirate supreme. It's fantastically-researched, but also reads like a fast-moving novel or action movie, as Bartholomew Roberts whizzes across the ocean from fight to fight. It takes you beyond the myths to show how some of our popular impressions of pirates are rubbish, while plenty of others are spot on (the rum, the skull & cross-bones etc). And, most interestingly for me at least, in and among the action, it slips in fascinating background of seldom-discussed social issues - for example, the relatively 'democratic' practices among pirate… Read more