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A Thousand Years of Pirates Hardcover – Nov 10 2009
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About the Author
William Gilkerson is a sailor, painter, journalist, and historian. He is the author of ten nonfiction books on nautical topics as well as works of satire, art commentary, and fiction. His two-volume treatise on the development of ship’s weapons, Boarders Away, is a standard text. His drawings, watercolors, and oils have been featured in several major exhibitions and have been reproduced in books, magazines, and on film. William Gilkerson lives in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
Top Customer Reviews
Gilkerson gets it right. If he says an attack took place on a Thursday with the wind in the east and the seas in turmoil, that's the way it was. And not only are the descriptions dead accurate, but so are the paintings and drawings: east wind, rough seas, sails drawing just so, and every detail of rigging, weapon and costume exactly correct. This isn't cobbled together romance with a Disney glaze, this is what it was, warts and all. But beautifully portrayed.
The book itself is handsomely produced, fine paper, excellent printing and picture reproduction. I bought several to give as Christmas presents.
Rating? Five stars. If I could I would award six.
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His other fictional nautical novels are some of the most entertaining stories written in this genre.