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The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the world.
In the early 18th century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, including Blackbeard, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates - former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves - this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote. They cut off trade routes, sacked slave ships, and severed Europe from its New World empires. And for a brief, glorious period, the Republic was a success.
©2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc. (P)2015 Blackstone Audiobooks
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By Abbie on 02-02-16

Reads like a novel

If you're into pirates, you're going to love this book. It follows the lives of several of the most notorious pirates in a narrative fashion that's engaging and exciting to follow.

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By 1:11 on 01-19-16

Audible is better

I bought this book over 5 years ago and read half of it. The book is filled with so much information that's it's difficult to keep interested while reading, but the audible version is like having your very own personal story teller. The information, when being read to, seem to sink in a lot more, opposed to reading it myself. Over all, this book really captures the true nature of our maritime history and the propaganda that was created to end the golden era of the Pirates.

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By Matthew Cross on 12-20-17

Fantastically written, researched and read

Such an interesting and incredibly well researched and presented book. A must for any fan of this period in history.

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By Robin Davies on 07-18-17

Highly recommended history of the pirates

Hugely enjoyable and continually interesting history of the golden age of pirates. Really well narrated. Definitely recommend this audiobook if you have any interest in this period of history.

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