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10 books about pirates
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The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down by Colin Woodard
This book was published 13 years ago by Mariner Books and takes approximately 13.3 hours to read.
Describes how a group of powerful pirate captains, led by Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, joined forces to create not only a cadre of thieves but also to establish a distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, one that ultimately was destroyed by their arch-nemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers, a merchant fleet owner and former privateer. Reprint.
Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates by Eric Jay Dolin
Category: Colonial Period
This book was published 2 years ago by Liveright and takes approximately 13.9 hours to read.
No synopsis available at the moment.
Pirate Mouse: A swashbuckling tale of adventure by Kirstie Watson
Category: Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels
This book was published last year by Telltale Tots Publishing and takes approximately 1.2 hours to read.
From the author behind the best-selling picture book, The Witch's Cat and The Cooking Catastrophe! Meet Pirate Mouse. A rough, tough, treasure-loving pirate with a problem. She's terrified of... WATER. Having long since been abandoned by her shipmates for not being a 'proper pirate', Pirate Mouse finds herself all alone. One day, fed up of hiding in the shadows, Pirate Mouse decides she needs an adventure. So, she sets off on a daring treasure hunt. The treasure hunt takes her on a swashbuckling adventure across a giant pirate ship, where she must confront her fears to claim the prize. But there's a twist! When she FINALLY makes it to the pirate-booty, it isn't what she was expecting at all. She was hoping for gold and jewels, but is she about to discover an even greater treasure? A funny and heart-warming tale that's sure to have you talking like a pirate. Perfect for fans of Julia Donaldson's, The Troll, or Jonny Duddle's, The Pirates Next Door. *This is a revised edition.
Goodnight Pirate: The Perfect Bedtime Book! (Goodnight Series) by Michelle Robinson
This book was published 6 years ago by B.E.S. and takes approximately 1.1 hours to read.
A whimsical bedtime series by the author of How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth pairs fun-filled rhymes and exuberant illustrations that invite little dreamers to wish their favorite things a sweet goodnight.
Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars by Jamie L. H. Goodall
Category: True Crime
This book was published last year by The History Press and takes approximately 5.3 hours to read.
The story of Chesapeake pirates and patriots begins with a land dispute and ends with the untimely death of an oyster dredger at the hands of the Maryland Oyster Navy. From the golden age of piracy to Confederate privateers and oyster pirates, the maritime communities of the Chesapeake Bay are intimately tied to a fascinating history of intrigue, plunder and illicit commerce raiding. Author Jamie L.H. Goodall introduces infamous men like Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, as well as lesser-known local figures like Gus Price and Berkeley Muse, whose tales of piracy are legendary from the harbor of Baltimore to the shores of Cape Charles.
Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas by Laura Sook Duncombe
This book was published 2 years ago by Chicago Review Press and takes approximately 8.8 hours to read.
No synopsis available at the moment.
Pirates: Dead Men's Tales: Incredible Facts, Maps and True Stories about Life on the High Seas by Anne Rooney
Category: Exploration & Discovery
This book was published 3 years ago by Carlton Kids and takes approximately 2.1 hours to read.
Ahoy, there! Get set for a thrilling voyage as you explore pirates throughout history and across the globe. Who were the real pirates of the Caribbean--and beyond? Find out! Pirates: Dead Men's Tales brings us face to face with some of the most villainous and scurrilous rogues ever to sail the seven seas. Travel from North Africa to the China Seas to meet the notorious Blackbeard, the fearsome Barbarossa brothers, and the women pirates Mary Read, Anne Bonny, and Zheng Shi. With five sumptuous maps, themed spreads, and true tales of a pirate's daily life, this book takes you on an epic adventure.
Everything I Know About Pirates by Tom Lichtenheld
Category: Exploration & Discoveries
This book was published 18 years ago by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers and takes approximately 1.3 hours to read.
Pirates will often carry their knives in their mouths, although the practice is frowned upon by the American Dental Association.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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