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Book Review: Cup Of Gold

Cup Of Gold: A Life Of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, With Occasional Reference To History, by John Steinbeck This is a strange book, but given that this was John Steinbeck’s first novel, it is not surprising that it should be … Continue reading

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Book Review: A High Wind In Jamaica

A High Wind In Jamaica, by Richard Hughes This book is marketed as a story with no sympathetic point of view, but it’s not hard to see the complexity that is involved in the author’s perspective when it comes to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Law Of Piracy

The Law Of Piracy, by Alfred P. Rubin The law of piracy is a strange thing.  This book makes a case, albeit in a very dry and legalistic way, that piracy itself has had a difficult time being defined in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Piracy In The Ancient World

Piracy In The Ancient World:  An Essay In Mediterranean History, by Henry A. Ormerod While a great many people get worked up about piracy in the modern world, piracy in the ancient world is something that does not get a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Piracy On The High Seas (At Issue)

Piracy On The High Seas (At Issue), edited by Noah Berlatsky As is often the case in this series and related series published by Greenhaven Press, the greatest strength of the book is simultaneously its greatest weakness.  On the plus … Continue reading

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Hostis Humani Generis

Why are pirates enemies of humanity?  Before the foundation of views of international law, pirates and slavers were viewed as the common enemies of humanity and were thus subject to being dealt with by anyone who encountered them, even those … Continue reading

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Book Review: Smuggler Nation

Smuggler Nation:  How Ilicit Trade Made America, by Peter Andreas There is a pattern that one finds in terms of copyright protection that companies which are copyright-poor tend to support short copyright times so that more information gets into the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Pirates’ Pact

The Pirates’ Pact:  The Secret Alliance Between History’s Most Notorious Buccaneers And Colonial America, by Douglas R. Burgess, Jr. This book highlights one of the many interesting patterns of American history, and that is the way that buccaneers and pirates … Continue reading

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Book Review: Patriot Pirates (1)

Patriots Pirates:  The Privateer War For Freedom And Fortune In The American Revolution, by Robert H. Patton This book is one I have read before, but it forms a poignant part of a much longer story.  After all, this book … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sir Francis Drake

Sir Francis Drake (The British Library Historic Lives), by Peter Whitfield This book could have been so much better than it was.  Sir Francis Drake is nothing if not a contentious figure, not least given the way in which his … Continue reading

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