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If a Pirate I must Be

$ 15.00

Ingram

If a Pirate I must Be

$ 15.00

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Most pirate books are just a brief overview of the general category of pirates, if ye want to learn more ye must learn in detail about individual pirates, here be one of the most successful n' unique pirates of all time, Black Bart.

This is not a novelization, but a historical account of Bartholomew Roberts, the most successful pirate in history. Don't expect some dry history book here, this is fascinating!

Richard Sanders paints the full picture of why men turned to piracy - the ship captains' authority was total, and many were very cruel, but none so much as the slave ship captains. These men treated people with such brutality that human life was worthless to them, and they treated their sailors almost as poorly as the slaves. There are accounts of sailors begging for food from the slaves - when food and water ran short, the sailors were deprived before the slaves. After all, the captains made no money on the sailors.

What struck me as most amazing was the democracy of piracy. The captain and all the officers were elected. The crew voted on destinations. The quartermaster balanced the captain's power.

Softback, 288 Pages, 8.5 x 5.5 inches