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by Frank Sherry
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  • Author:
    Frank Sherry
  • ISBN:
    0595144128
  • ISBN13:
    978-0595144129
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  • Publisher:
    iUniverse (October 1, 2000)
  • Pages:
    404 pages
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  • FB2 format
    1539 kb
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    1196 kb
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    1800 kb
  • Rating:
    4.9
  • Votes:
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Raiders And Rebels book. Such an enjoyable read - as much history of early colonialism as piracy

Raiders And Rebels book. Such an enjoyable read - as much history of early colonialism as piracy. Sherry describes the golden age piracy, a short era which spanned from 1690 to 1725, from which comes the classic image of a pirate. During this time, a loose confederacy of pirates, many of whom were former begrudged seamen enlisted in colonial navies, took to piracy, raiding merchant ships along Madagascar and the Red Sea, in the West Indies, and off the West Coast of Africa.

From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans of the world, plundering ships laden with the riches of India, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean. Often portrayed as larger-than-life characters, these outlaw figures and their bloodthirsty exploits have long been immortalized in fiction and film.

From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans of the world.

The Golden Age of Piracy. ring the longest and most intense outburst of piracy the world has ever experienced, when thousands of reckless, daring men-and a number of women as well-ranged the seas of the globe plundering the merchant fleets of the maritime countries. For thirty-three years-roughly between 1692 and 1725-these pirate raiders, declared enemies of the whole world, terrorized the sea-lanes, disrupted commerce, and threatened the advance of a nascent western imperialism, while fighting off all efforts to exterminate them.

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Raiders and Rebels: A History of the Golden Age of Piracy.

Raiders and Rebels: A History of the Golden Age of Piracy. From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans of the world, plundering ships laden with the riches of India, Africa, South America, and the Caribbean.

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Raiders and Rebels is a rich and vivid account of the golden age of piracy. From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans of the world, terrorizing seamen and plundering ships laden with the riches of India, Africa, South America and the Caribbean. Beneath these well known facts lies the true story of pirates. They were common men and women escaping the social and economic restrictions of 18th-century Europe. Their activities threatened the beginnings of world trade and jeopardized the economic security of several European nations even as they formed one of the first true democracies in the world.

Jugore
By far the most informative book I have read on pirates. Sherry spins a a story about these robbers of the seas like no other. He touches on all the famous characters of golden age of piracy. Acedemics can learn a thing or two from this excellent account.
GYBYXOH
If you want a fun, easy reading, comprehensive history of piracy in the late 1600s and early 1700s this should be your first choice. Larger than life cast of characters. Interesting analysis on the social, economic, and governmental forces that gave rise to this intense outburst of seaborne piracy. Illustrations. Highly recommended.
Danrad
An exceedingly interesting and informative book on the pirates and others of their ilk in the late 1600's, including what life was like on a pirate ship and what led up to their "golden age." Just as an example of detail, "walking the plank" was NEVER done on pirate ships, regardless of what the movies tried to make us believe.
Made-with-Love
I totally enjoyed this book. It is fact based as far as I can tell. The names, what all happened, when they happened and dates make for great reading.
Silver Globol
Very informative, lots of fun facts and a good read. Definitely one to add to the collection if not already.
watchman
Excellent book written in a clear and concise manner that a child can understand. recommended for anyone with an interest in history.
Gardall
One of the best true life pirate books I have ever read.
Good book, informative