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The Mammoth Book Of Pirates: Over 25 True Tales Of Devilry and Daring By the Most Infamous Pirates Of All Time Paperback – May 29 2006

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press; 1 edition (May 29 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786717297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786717293
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,185,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Jon E. Lewis is a regular editor of Mammoth titles, including The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Everest, The Mammoth Book of Life Before the Mast, and bestselling The Mammoth Book of How it Happened.

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Format: Paperback
If you are looking for an interesting storyline this is not it. It took me 3 days to get through the first chapter because I could not concentrate on such a boring book. It was like reading a textbook, you get information if you are able to concentrate long enough to understand it...but that is not likely to happen.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9b29b030) out of 5 stars 17 reviews
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HASH(0x9a93bb88) out of 5 stars Insightful and sometimes funny Sept. 6 2006
By Adam Slight - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
First of all I'd like to comment on the previous review. It is clear that the reviewer stopped reading the book within the first chapter as their review is based completely on a poor chapter to begin a book. After you fight your way through that one first chapter and give the book a second chance, you won't be let down -- that is if you find history interesting in the first place. Some chapters are written by actual pirates and some are written by historians. Either way, each chapter is fun and interesting. If you want to learn about pirates, I recommend this book.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a93bbdc) out of 5 stars Swash buckling fun and full of info April 10 2007
By A. Bonfield - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Amazing book, chock full of facts from the horses mouth. Many of the tales printed are from actual journals, documents, diaries, manifests etc so its very interesting to hear first hand stories of these tales. Some of them are a little hard to follow as most of the author wrote in 3rd person but other than that its awesome.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9a93beb8) out of 5 stars Good Book June 20 2014
By electricamerman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Engaging summer reading. Good introduction to the subject. Some might find it slightly dry in that British historical sort of way, but exceptionally well researched and foot-noted. As accurate an account of such things as is possible. I enjoyed it.
HASH(0x9a93bdb0) out of 5 stars PIRATES AND PLUNDER Dec 15 2015
By Joseph H. Race - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Argh matey - "There's a privateer loaded with gold and sick...Let's get it." Good stories about pirates throughout the world. Even today, pirates are deadly and always looking for booty and maybe grabbing the wenches. There's plenty of memorable characters in the stories, including female buccaneers. I enjoyed it and perfect when you have 10-20 minutes waiting for the dentist and time to finish up one of short stories.
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HASH(0x9a3f8414) out of 5 stars Five Stars Aug. 22 2014
By vic - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is a good read as are most of the Mammoth series.

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