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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

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by Frank Sherry
 

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I he most authoritative history of piracy, Frank Sherry's rich and colorful account reveals the rise and fall of the real "raiders and rebels" who terrorized the seas. 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,

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I he most authoritative history of piracy, Frank Sherry's rich and colorful account reveals the rise and fall of the real "raiders and rebels" who terrorized the seas. 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. But beneath the legends is the true story of these brigands—often common men and women escaping the social and economic restrictions of 18th-century Europe and America. Their activities threatened the beginnings of world trade and jeopardized the security of empires. And together, the author argues, they fashioned a surprisingly democratic society powerful enough to defy the world.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post
“An excellent book”
Oceans magazine
“A dramatic tale. . . . Sherry bring the pirates vividly to life with his rousing telling of their daring cruises and outrageous feats. . . . Heartily recomemended.”
ThePirateKing.com
“Raiders and Rebels” is very possibly the very best book I have ever read on the Golden Age of Piracy.
Oceans Magazine
"A dramatic tale. . . . Sherry bring the pirates vividly to life with his rousing telling of their daring cruises and outrageous feats. . . . Heartily recomemended."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061982651
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/06/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,197,207
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Frank Sherry is a former journalist whose non-fiction work includes Pacific Passions: The European Struggle for Power in the Great Ocean in the Age of Exploration. He lives in Missouri.

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Raiders and Rebels: A History of the Golden Age of Piracy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sherry does an amazing job of relaying the facts via engaging narrative and story. I originally acquired the book as a borrowed item from a friend but loved it so much I'll be buying my own. Wonderful read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I first bought this book to use for one of my classes at college and figured I used it because reading about pirates could not be that bad. This book was amazing I couldn't put it down. It provides a great story of the golden age of piracy teaching you so many facts about piracy. It is true what it says on the back that it is history that reads like a novel. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a great read and looking to learn many new things.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago