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4.0 out of 5 stars Learn about the real pirates, 27 Mar. 2011
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With the new Pirates of the Caribbean film out shortly, I wanted to learn a little more about the real buccaneers during the height of piracy. What David does in this book is bring the characters to life in an informative release from Bloomsbury. Add to this a wonderful writing style, prose that leap off the page and stories of daring from those the accounts of the day. Full of snippets of trivia such as the tales of Anne Bonney and Mary Read, who were a part of Calico Jack's (Captain John Rackham 1682-1720) infamous crew this title wasn't so much of a challenge to read but so engrossing that it was hard to put down.

All in this book was a great fun with its nuggets of information beautifully presented in a chatty style that many readers will find useful which when backed with perhaps some of the best information to date on the subject it's an absolute must read for fans of history. Great stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good, 11 Jan. 2014
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I have only glanced though the book but I am certainly intrigued by it and at a price of £1.07 plus postage its a bargain.
I love reading of the days of sail and can`t get enough of it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another fine nautical history, 16 Jun. 2011
Another fine book by David Cordingly who is almost unsurpassed on the topic of seafaring in the distant past. The story of Woodes Rogers' attempts to rid the Caribbean of pirates is a good one. Like others before him who were sent to sort out far flung lands, he was promptly abandoned by government and rather shabbily treated. This all adds to this interesting tale. However, I found this book less engaging than Cordingly's books Cochrane the Dauntless and Billy Ruffian so only 4 stars but well worth a read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Factual and interesting, 15 July 2013
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Splendid stuff took you right back to the very marginal differences at times between pirates and privateers. A very good and informative read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very good book, 28 Feb. 2014
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I found this book very good there is a lot more to the pirates then you realize all over the world
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5.0 out of 5 stars Paulus om Pirate Gold, 13 Jan. 2012
Book arrived in good time and in good order. A good read dispelling some of the myths commonly propagated by the media view on pirates and bucaneers, Not of the "Jack Sparrow" style of adventure!
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