Pirate Trial of Anne Bonny and Mary Read

Pirate Trial of Anne Bonny and Mary Read

by Tamara Eastman, Constance Bond

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ISBN-13: 9780965464697
Publisher: Fern Canyon Press
Publication date: 10/28/2000
Pages: 66
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

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Pirate Trial of Anne Bonny and Mary Read 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a professor of history, and hold a deep interest in Caribbean pirate history. I've read a good number of sources regarding the women pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, but none as well researched and entertaining as this one. I came across information in 'The Pirate Trial of Anne Bonny and Mary Read' that I had never read anywhere else, and cannot begin to say how very impressed I am with this book. Constance Bond, who has written for Smithsonian, writes an extremely informative introduction to the book - taking us up to the opening. Then Tamara Eastman wrote a most outstanding story, based upon her research. I would like to warn potential readers, however, not to judge this book by its cover. I was rather disappointed with the visual aspect of the book. It's a plain brown cover with a historical etching of the two women pirates across the front. It saddens me that the author went to so much time and expense in writing this delightful book, only to have the publisher spend as little as possible in printing it. The cover could certainly be more aesthetically appealing, but once you begin reading the book, you soon forget about the cover. For you simply cannot put it down until you have finished it. And that is certainly an easy task, as it's not a large book - so it can be read in two days, quite readily. I have had the great pleasure of meeting the author at one of her lectures in Florida, and was most taken with her. She speaks as eloquently as she writes, and should she come to your town to lecture and sign books, by all means don't miss meeting and hearing this lively and entertaining young woman!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book if you're seeking well researched and thoroughly accurate details about these particular pirate women. I am very impressed with this book and highly recommend it to anyone who's interested in learning more about Anne Bonny and Mary Read. From the informative introduction on through to the end, this book is filled with pertinent details - and excellent footnotes - throughout. The author, Tamara Eastman, leaves us with the hope that she's got even more information to share with us, which will come out in another book - hopefully soon.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm perplexed as to why this book is listed as not available when I received my copy last week. I'm informed that this book is available through the publisher at the present time. I've found this to be a very thoroughly researched and well written book, and rarely ever give a review of five stars, but this is, by far, the best book I've read on these women pirates. Constance Bond introduces the book by outlining the events that lead up to the golden age of piracy, and the world into which these infamous pirate women entered. Tamara Eastman's research is first rate, and she's presented many new facts I'd never read before. There has been an ongoing question of what fate befell Anne Bonny, and Ms. Eastman has gone to great lengths to uncover some important clues toward finding out the truth. I'm anxiously awaiting Ms. Eastman's next book, which promises even more tantalizing information.