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The Book of Pirates: A Guide to Plundering, Pillaging and Other Pursuits

$ 13.00

Ingram

The Book of Pirates: A Guide to Plundering, Pillaging and Other Pursuits

$ 13.00

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This be a fine book by my maties, Jamaica Rose n' Capt Michael Macleod, the publishers of No Quarter Given newsletter fer the past 15 years.

I have found many stories that incorporate a bit of history, adventure, and romance about pirates, but in Michael MacLeod and Jamaica Rose's wonderfully researched and written book, the authors have created a unique work that tells the truth of the Golden Age of Piracy, while bringing to the page stories of real pirates as colorfully as any author of fiction. There were many illustrations that I have not seen in other books.

As I turned pages, I found I could not put the book down. What makes The Book of Pirates truly unique, is that it cannot be placed in a single category. It is non-fiction, posing questions and answers in a way that creates a game to test knowledge--what is a product of film and what is actual fact--clarifying such topics as how much gold there was in the Golden Age, the Pirate's Code, the origins of the Buccaneers, geography, weapons, and flags. The Book of Pirates is also an activity book, offering tips on designing a costume, choosing a pirate name, making a cutlass and treasure chest, and creating "believable blood".

Perhaps A Book of Pirates could be classified as a cookbook as well, for Cap'n MacLeod offers recipes, among them, Limeade Grog and Blackbeard's Gunpowder and Rum Punch. There are songs and sea shanties, tall tales of the Kraken, dice to make, and shipboard games like "rollin' the bones". This be a wonderful book fer both kids and adults.

Hardback, 224 Pages, 8 x6 inches