The Only Life That Mattered: The Short and Merry Lives of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackam

The Only Life That Mattered: The Short and Merry Lives of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackam

by James L. Nelson
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The Only Life That Mattered: The Short and Merry Lives of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackam by James L. Nelson

Fed up with an outlaw existence, Calico Jack Rackam swears off the pirate life, until he meets Anne Bonny, a woman who would as soon stab a man as give him a good tumble—that is, unless he's a pirate. Soon Jack finds himself out on the high seas, with Anne by his side and his men spoiling for action.

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ISBN-13: 9781590130605
Publisher: McBooks Press
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 829,536
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.08(d)

About the Author


James Nelson, a former professional sailor, is committed to bringing to life, through fiction and nonfiction, America's historical connection with the sea. His writing covers a wide range of America's maritime heritage, from piracy in Colonial Virginia to the naval action of the Civil War. He lives in Harpswell, Maine.

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Only Life That Mattered: The Short and Merry Lives of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackam 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
peppered_piper More than 1 year ago
James L Nelson's The Only Life that Mattered reads as more of a thrilling fiction than any historical account. While all historical inaccuracies and complete fabrications are acknowledged by Nelson, there are still several action scenes so impractical as to render them silly. Additionally, a number of sex scenes would be more appropriate for one of those little romance novels than a story about two of the fiercest female pirates in history. Nelson's knowledge of seamanship is evident throughout, though some of his pirates' expressions read as a little cliche. Overdramatic but good for a quick read and overall a valiant attempt. Three stars.
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