The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard

The Golden Age of Piracy produced legends like Bellamy and Blackbeard. It only lasted a few years and ended in some dramatic pirate ends. The Republic of Pirates somehow managed to make that exciting time boring. I learned a lot and liked that conversations and everything described came from actual records. But it was so boring. The book is extremely well-researched with copious endnotes. If there is nothing else on the subject to read, it’s good enough, but be aware that it is no page-turner.

3 (out of 5) Stars

Books Read in 2018: 84
Pages Read in 2018: 20,037
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Filed under History, Non-Fiction, Reason: Pre-Reading for Cameron

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