The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man who Brought Them Down
Harcourt, 2007 - 383 páginas
The inspiration for the NBC series "Crossbones." 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 though glorious moment of the Republic of Pirates came to an end. In this unique and fascinating book, Colin Woodard brings to life this virtually unexplored chapter in the Golden Age of Piracy."
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LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - Rockhead515 - LibraryThing
Informative, fascinating, and fun. A great book about pirates, who apparently say "Damn" even more then I thought. Amazed this covers only a 10 year period. Lots of names of people places and ships that made it a little tough to focus at times, but otherwise a thoroughly enjoyable read. Leer reseña completa
LibraryThing ReviewReseña de usuario - grandpahobo - LibraryThing
Amazingly detailed history of the golden age of pirates (early 1700s). A lot of names, places and dates, but you get the sense of what the era was like. Leer reseña completa
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