The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780156034623
ISBN 13: 015603462X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic of Pirates Book Review:

Describes how a group of powerful pirate captains, led by Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, joined forces to create not only a cadre of thieves but also to establish a distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, one that ultimately was destroyed by their arch-nemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers, a merchant fleet owner and former privateer. Reprint.

The Republic Of Pirates

The Republic Of Pirates
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-05-12
ISBN 10: 0547415753
ISBN 13: 9780547415758
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic Of Pirates Book Review:

An entrancing tale of piracy colored with gold, treachery and double-dealing (Portland Press Herald), Pulitzer Prize-finalist Colin Woodward's The Republic of Pirates is the historical biography of the exploits of infamous Caribbean buccaneers. In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates — former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves — this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires. For a brief, glorious period the Republic was a success as the pirates became heroes in the eyes of the people. Drawing on extensive research in the archives of Britain and the Americas, award-winning author Colin Woodard tells the dramatic untold story of the Pirate Republic that shook the very foundations of the British and Spanish Empires and fanned the democratic sentiments that would one day drive the American revolution.

The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2014-01-16
ISBN 10: 144724608X
ISBN 13: 9781447246084
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic of Pirates Book Review:

For fans of The Lost Kingdom, Black Sails and Crossbones comes a new rip-roaring history of the Golden Age of Piracy. . . In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the merchant fleet and in the cities and plantations in the Old and New Worlds. Inspired by notions of self-government, they established a crude but distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which indentured servants were released and leaders chosen or deposed by a vote. They were ultimately overcome by their archnemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers - a merchant fleet owner and former privateer - and the brief but glorious Republic of Pirates came to an end. Meticulously researched and full of incident and adventure, The Republic of Pirates brings to life an extraordinary forgotten chapter of history. 'Fascinating... beyond rip-roaring adventure stories from the distant past, [the book offers] an opportunity to understand pirates as they truly were--and to be grateful that the worst of them, at least, are gone' New York Times Book Review

The Invisible Hook

The Invisible Hook
Author: Peter T. Leeson
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-03-31
ISBN 10: 1400829860
ISBN 13: 9781400829866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Invisible Hook Book Review:

Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly flags of Skull & Bones? Why did they create a "pirate code"? Were pirates really ferocious madmen? And what made them so successful? The Invisible Hook uses economics to examine these and other infamous aspects of piracy. Leeson argues that the pirate customs we know and love resulted from pirates responding rationally to prevailing economic conditions in the pursuit of profits. The Invisible Hook looks at legendary pirate captains like Blackbeard, Black Bart Roberts, and Calico Jack Rackam, and shows how pirates' search for plunder led them to pioneer remarkable and forward-thinking practices. Pirates understood the advantages of constitutional democracy--a model they adopted more than fifty years before the United States did so. Pirates also initiated an early system of workers' compensation, regulated drinking and smoking, and in some cases practiced racial tolerance and equality. Leeson contends that pirates exemplified the virtues of vice--their self-seeking interests generated socially desirable effects and their greedy criminality secured social order. Pirates proved that anarchy could be organized. Revealing the democratic and economic forces propelling history's most colorful criminals, The Invisible Hook establishes pirates' trailblazing relevance to the contemporary world.

The Golden Age of Piracy

The Golden Age of Piracy
Author: Benerson Little
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2016-10-04
ISBN 10: 1510713042
ISBN 13: 9781510713048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Golden Age of Piracy Book Review:

For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike. Around these desperate men has grown a body of myths and legends—fascinating tales that today strongly influence our notions of pirates and piracy. Most of these myths derive from the pirates of the “Golden Age,” from roughly 1655 to 1725. This was the age of the Spanish Main, of Henry Morgan and Blackbeard, of Bartholomew Sharp and Bartholomew Roberts. The history of pirate myth is rich in action, at sea and ashore. However, the truth is far more interesting. In The Golden Age of Piracy, expert pirate historian Benerson Little debunks more than a dozen pirate myths that derive from this era—from the flying of the Jolly Roger to the burying of treasure, from walking the plank to the staging of epic sea battles—and shows that the truth is far more fascinating and disturbing than the romanticized legends. Among Little’s revelations are that pirates of the Golden Age never made their captives walk the plank and that they, instead, were subject to horrendous torture, such as being burned or hung by their arms. Likewise, epic sea battles involving pirates were fairly rare because most prey surrendered immediately. The stories are real and are drawn heavily from primary sources. Complementing them are colorful images of flags, ships, and buccaneers based on eyewitness accounts. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Under the Black Flag

Under the Black Flag
Author: David Cordingly
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN 10: 0307763072
ISBN 13: 9780307763075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under the Black Flag Book Review:

“This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read.”—Patrick O'Brian “[A] wonderfully entertaining history of pirates and piracy . . . a rip-roaring read . . . fascinating and unexpected.”—Men's Journal This rollicking account of the golden age of piracy is packed with vivid history and high seas adventure. David Cordingly, an acclaimed expert on pirates, reveals the spellbinding truth behind the legends of Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Sir Francis Drake, the fierce female brigands Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and others who rode and robbed upon the world's most dangerous waters. Here, in thrilling detail, are the weapons they used, the ships they sailed, and the ways they fought—and were defeated. Under the Black Flag also charts the paths of fictional pirates such as Captain Hook and Long John Silver. The definitive resource on the subject, this book is as captivating as it is supremely entertaining. Praise for Under the Black Flag “[A] lively history . . . If you've ever been seduced by the myth of the cutlass-wielding pirate, consider David Cordingly's Under the Black Flag.”—USA Today, “Best Bets” “Engagingly told . . . a tale of the power of imaginative literature to re-create the past.”—Los Angeles Times “Entirely engaging and informative . . . a witty and spirited book.”—The Washington Post Book World “Plenty of thrills and adventure to satisfy any reader.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer

A General History of the Pyrates

A General History of the Pyrates
Author: Daniel Defoe
Publsiher: Prabhat Prakashan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 101-01-01
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A General History of the Pyrates Book Review:

First published in the year 1724, the present book titled 'A General History of the Pyrates' is a historical work by English fictional writer and journalist Daniel Defoe.

Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates

Black Flags  Blue Waters  The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates
Author: Eric Jay Dolin
Publsiher: Liveright Publishing
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2018-09-18
ISBN 10: 163149211X
ISBN 13: 9781631492112
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates Book Review:

With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s - when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

Pirates

Pirates
Author: Peter Lehr
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-07-16
ISBN 10: 0300182236
ISBN 13: 9780300182231
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates Book Review:

A global account of pirates and their modus operandi from the middle ages to the present day In the twenty-first century piracy has regained a central place in Western culture, thanks to a surprising combination of Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as the dramatic rise of modern-day piracy around Somalia and the Horn of Africa. In this global history of the phenomenon, maritime terrorism and piracy expert Peter Lehr casts fresh light on pirates. Ranging from the Vikings and Wako pirates in the Middle Ages to modern day Somali pirates, Lehr delves deep into what motivates pirates and how they operate. He also illuminates the state’s role in the development of piracy throughout history: from privateers sanctioned by Queen Elizabeth to pirates operating off the coast of Africa taking the law into their own hands. After exploring the structural failures which create fertile ground for pirate activities, Lehr evaluates the success of counter-piracy efforts—and the reasons behind its failures.

Pirates

Pirates
Author: Sona Books
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-03
ISBN 10: 9781912918065
ISBN 13: 1912918064
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pirates Book Review:

In the 17th and 18th centuries, sailing from Europe or Africa to the Americas, or trading from India to Central America, was a risky undertaking. Ferocious storms and barely-understood diseases weren't the only threats; ruthless pirates lurked on the horizon, craving wealth and reputation. In Pirates Buccaneers The Republic & The Caribbean, we cover everythingyou need to know about the legendary Golden Age of Piracy. Uncover the true stories of the bloodthirsty buccaneers who made their fortune plundering the high seas, from Captain Kidd and Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach to female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Find out what life was really like aboard a pirate ship, from the roles of the crew to divvying out the spoils. Investigate the founding and exploits of the notorious Flying Gang, a band of fierce pirate captains, and the piratical haven they founded on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. Packed with incredible illustrations and insights into the period, this is the perfect guide for anyone who wants to learn about this famed Golden Age of history.

The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: Pan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2014-02-01
ISBN 10: 1743516061
ISBN 13: 9781743516065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Republic of Pirates Book Review:

In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the merchant fleet and in the cities and plantations in the Old and New Worlds. Inspired by notions of self-government, they established a crude but distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which indentured servants were released and leaders chosen or deposed by a vote. They were ultimately overcome by their archnemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers - a merchant fleet owner and former privateer - and the brief but glorious Republic of Pirates came to an end. Colin Woodard's account is vividly told, full of incident and adventure, and brings to life this virtually unexplored chapter in the Golden Age of Piracy.

Why We Love Pirates

Why We Love Pirates
Author: Rebecca Simon
Publsiher: Mango Media Inc.
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2020-11-24
ISBN 10: 164250338X
ISBN 13: 9781642503388
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Love Pirates Book Review:

A historian presents “an excellent guide to how pirates became the outlaw celebrities of the high seas” (Greg Jenner, host of the You’re Dead to Me podcast). During his life and even after his death, Captain William Kidd’s name was well known in England and the American colonies. He was infamous for the very crime for which he was hanged, piracy. In this book, historian Rebecca Simon dives into the details of the two-year manhunt for Captain Kidd and the events that ensued. Captain Kidd was hanged in 1701, followed by a massive British-led hunt for all pirates during a period known as the Golden Age of Piracy. Ironically, public executions only increased the popularity of pirates. And, because the American colonies relied on pirates for smuggled goods such as spices, wines, and silks, pirates tended to be protected from capture. This is the story of how pirates became popularly viewed as “Robin Hoods of the Sea”—and how these historical events were pivotal in creating the portrayal of pirates as we know them today. “Only someone who has lived in the shadows chasing faded pirates for an age, and is blessed with creativity, can pull off a book of this high caliber.” —Wreck Watch Magazine

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition
Author: B. R. Burg
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 1995-03-01
ISBN 10: 081478626X
ISBN 13: 9780814786260
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition Book Review:

Pirates are among the most heavily romanticized and fabled characters in history. From Bluebeard to Captain Hook, they have been the subject of countless movies, books, children's tales, even a world-famous amusement park ride. In Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition, historian B. R. Burg investigates the social and sexual world of these sea rovers, a tightly bound brotherhood of men engaged in almost constant warfare. What, he asks, did these men, often on the high seas for years at a time, do for sexual fulfillment? Buccaneer sexuality differed widely from that of other all- male institutions such as prisons, for it existed not within a regimented structure of rule, regulations, and oppressive supervision, but instead operated in a society in which widespread toleration of homosexuality was the norm and conditions encouraged its practice. In his new introduction, Burg discusses the initial response to the book when it was published in 1983 and how our perspectives on all-male societies have since changed.

Howard Pyle s Book of Pirates

Howard Pyle s Book of Pirates
Author: Howard Pyle
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2012-11-01
ISBN 10: 1625580495
ISBN 13: 9781625580498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Howard Pyle s Book of Pirates Book Review:

But with "Blackbeard'' it is different, for in him we have a real, ranting, raging, roaring pirate per se -- one who really did bury treasure, who made more than one captain walk the plank, and who committed more private murders than he could number on the fingers of both hands; one who fills, and will continue to fill, the place to which he has been assigned for generations, and who may be depended upon to hold his place in the confidence of others for generations to come.

The Pirate World

The Pirate World
Author: Angus Konstam
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-02-21
ISBN 10: 1472830989
ISBN 13: 9781472830982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirate World Book Review:

Highly illustrated with colour images and specially commissioned maps throughout, this is a unique exploration of the pirate world. Often romanticised in print and on the silver screen, real-life pirates were a brutal menace that plagued the high seas. In this book, Angus Konstam separates myth from reality, tracing the history of piracy through the centuries, from the pirates who plagued the Ancient Egyptians to the Viking raids and on to the era of privateers. He discusses the so-called 'Golden Age of Piracy' and colourful characters such as Blackbeard and Captain Kidd, before examining the West's initial encounters with Eastern pirates off the Chinese coast and the phenomenon of the modern pirate.

The Mammoth Book of Pirates

The Mammoth Book of Pirates
Author: Jon E. Lewis
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2011-08-04
ISBN 10: 1780332718
ISBN 13: 9781780332710
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of Pirates Book Review:

A rollicking tour of the history of the high seas with Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, 'Calico Jack' Rackham, Anne Bonney and other figures of maritime legend. Includes Francis 'The Scourge of Spain' Drake's audacious night-time treasure raid on Nombre de Dios; Alexander Exquemelin's fly-on-the-wall account of the 'wicked order of pirates, or robbers of the sea'; the journal of William Dampier, found stashed in a hollow bamboo tube, and much more. Witness skulduggery and malice, terror and excitement -- a colourful and always entertaining collection.

Ocean s End Travels Through Endangered Seas

Ocean s End Travels Through Endangered Seas
Author: Colin Woodard
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UVA:35007003437567
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean s End Travels Through Endangered Seas Book Review:

Discusses the state of the world's oceans, discussing the demise of fisheries, the deaths of coral reefs, the effects of sea-level rise, and the creation of dead zones from pollution

The History of Pirates

The History of Pirates
Author: Angus Konstam
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9781904668077
ISBN 13: 1904668070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of Pirates Book Review:

The History of Pirates traces piracy from the seas of antiquity to the New World and beyond. It is a thorough, authoritative and memorable portrait of the fascinating world of pirates. Detailed maps bear vivid testimony to the far-ranging exploits of these capricious, sometimes charismatic, and frequently bloodthirsty sea-dogs and highwaymen of the oceans.

HISTORY OF PIRATES True Story of the Most Notorious Pirates

HISTORY OF PIRATES     True Story of the Most Notorious Pirates
Author: Captain Charles Johnson,Daniel Defoe
Publsiher: e-artnow
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2017-05-26
ISBN 10: 8026877462
ISBN 13: 9788026877462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

HISTORY OF PIRATES True Story of the Most Notorious Pirates Book Review:

The famous history that inspired so many adventure novels, movies and most recently Black Sails & Pirates of the Caribbean. Find out the truth behind the legend: Table of Contents: Of Captain Avery, And his Crew Of Captain Martel, And his Crew Of Captain Teach, alias Blackbeard Of Major Stede Bonnet, And his Crew Of Capt. Edward England, And his Crew Of Captain Charles Vane, And his Crew Of Captain John Rackam, And his Crew The Life of Mary Read, And Anne Bonny Of Captain Howel Davis, And his Crew Of Captain Bartho. Roberts, And his Crew Of Captain Anstis, And his Crew Of Captain Worley, And his Crew Of Capt. George Lowther, And his Crew Of Captain Edward Low, And his Crew Of Capt. John Evans, And his Crew. Of Captain John Phillips, And his Crew. Of Captain Spriggs, And his Crew. An Account of the Pyracies and Murders committed by Philip Roche, &c. An Abstract of the Civil Law and Statute Law now in Force, in Relation to Pyracy Of Captain Misson Of Capt. John Bowen Of Capt. William Kid Of Captain Tew, And his Crew Of Capt. Halsey, And his Crew Of Captain Thomas White, And his Crew Of Captain Condent, And his Crew A Description of Magadoxa Of Capt. Bellamy Of Captain William Fly, And his Crew Of Capt. Thomas Howard, And his Crew Of Captain Lewis. And his Crew Of Captain Cornelius, And his Crew Of Capt. David Williams, And his Crew Of Capt. Samuel Burgess, And his Crew Of Capt. Nathaniel North, And his Crew Of Captain Teach Of Major Bonnet Of Captain Worley Of Captain Martel The Trial of the Pirates at Providence. Of Captain Vane Of Captain Bowen Captain Charles Johnson is the British author whose real identity remains a mystery but the manner in which he demonstrates a knowledge of the sailor's speech and life, suggests that he could have been an actual sea captain or a professional writer using a pseudonym who was well versed in the sea.

The Pirates of Somalia

The Pirates of Somalia
Author: Jay Bahadur
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-07-19
ISBN 10: 0307906981
ISBN 13: 9780307906984
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Pirates of Somalia Book Review:

Soon to be a major motion picture The first close-up look at the hidden world of Somali pirates by a young journalist who dared to make his way into their remote havens and spent a year infiltrating their lives. For centuries, stories of pirates have captured imaginations around the world. The recent ragtag bands of pirates off the coast of Somalia, hijacking multimillion-dollar tankers owned by international shipping conglomerates, have brought the scourge of piracy into the modern era. Jay Bahadur’s riveting narrative exposé—the first of its kind—looks at who these men are, how they live, the forces that created piracy in Somalia, how the pirates spend the ransom money, how they deal with their hostages, among much, much more. It is a revelation of a dangerous world at the epicenter of political and natural disaster.