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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 – Jun 1 2006

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  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Running Press; 1 edition (June 1 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786717297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786717293
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 3.2 x 19.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #807,378 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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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lily Olsen on Sept. 21 2009
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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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Insightful and sometimes funny Sept. 6 2006
By Adam Slight - Published on
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
Swash buckling fun and full of info April 10 2007
By A. Bonfield - Published on
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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.
Mammoth book of pirates... April 1 2012
By toodiewump - Published on
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This book is well researched and packed with facts about these scalawags of the high seas! Best part is several actual letters from the period which give a more colorful and realistic flavor to the stories we all think we know.....kind of a "you had to be there" look at history. The best book ever!!
Good Book June 20 2014
By electricamerman - Published on
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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.
Pirates Abound Nov. 16 2013
By Teri Showalter - Published on
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A really cool book with loads of information about the pirates. It is written in a manner that kids can understand too and any little boy or girl that is in to Pirates would just love this book.

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