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Raiders And Rebels 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.


10 thoughts on “Raiders And Rebels

  1. says:

    This book is a very rich and detailed history of piracy, which is only enhanced by the author s skill in eloquent writing I cannot recommend this book enough for lovers of non fiction on a subject that is bereft of real truth thanks to Holly...


  2. says:

    A fascinating, if opinionated look at the high point of piracy in the Caribbean and the far East Mostly a social and cultural history of pirates, it is an easy and interesting read, interspersed with quotes and images to give color By no means a definitive history, it s a fun read for any...


  3. says:

    About 1 3 through, and I m enjoying the factual treatment of the book as well as the historical background included that points out how poorly most regular sailors were treated and paid in the time of pirates Sets a good stage for why people became pirates, thou...


  4. says:

    I read this on and off and am most intrigued by the contrast in writing between this book and other,utopian based books on piracy This book does a nice job of discussing social and economic factors that contribute to piracy.


  5. says:

    Bandits or not, criminals or not, these pirates lived bravely If men are denied the chance to live in freedom, they will make their own freedom This is exactly what these men did The world they lived in then is definitely a different one from the world we live in now Indeed they might have been the scourge of the earth that needed to be expunged, but who can deny that these ...


  6. says:

    This book is researched in depth and I can t imagine how long the author worked on it With that said, he took care to make sure it was a good read, interesting, and plenty of scenes wrapped around facts He handles the part where speculation is requ...


  7. says:

    Dull and a bit lazy, I gave up on this book after coming back to it from a long break I originally bought it in the Caribbean, on a Nicaraguan island looking to learnabout the pirates that ruled that coast for so long Unfortunately, this book was simply not very good The bland dull style does little to illuminate the fascinating subject the prose is very roundabout and lengthy without delivering much on information the footnotes areasides that actually would do better in the tex Dull and a bit lazy, I gave up on this book after coming back to it from a long break I originally bought it in the Caribbean, on a N...


  8. says:

    I love anything about pirates and the Golden Age of Pirates Sherry s book is well researched and he has gone to great lengths to separate myth from truth.I found the information about the British Navigation Act to be particularly interesting Everyone says that the reason for the Revolutionary War was British oppression Raiders and Rebels explainsin this book exactly that through the Navigation Act, the British had effectively prohibited the colonies from conducting any trade whatsoever The N I love anything about pirates and the Golden Age of Pirates Sherry s book is well researched and he has gone to great lengths to separate myth from truth.I found the information about the British Navigation Act to be particularly interesting Everyone says that the reason for the Revolutionary War was British oppression Raiders a...


  9. says:

    Even though Sherry gives a pretty weak case for Captain Kidd, the author writes a very interesting history of the Golden Age of Piracy Except that it solely focuses on British and North American pirates operating out of Madagascar up to the Seven Years War It offers a pretty narrow scope of what pirates were and where they operated from Still, Sherry gives an honest depiction of the harshness of naval life ,seriously examines the political and economic motivations behind joining a pirate crew Even though Sherry gives a pretty weak case for Captain Kidd, the author writes a very interesting history of the Golden Age of Pira...


  10. says:

    Good survey of piracy in the late 17th and early 18th centuries including a closer look at some of theinfamous names in piracy at the time, such as Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, Calico Jack Rackham and the female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read.The book is largely based on A Gene...