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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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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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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4 out of 5 stars
By Just on 04-08-18

Very informative

Would you consider the audio edition of The Republic of Pirates to be better than the print version?

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This book is a must for any wishing to learn about the great pirates of the high seas. Highly recommended.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Guy Ransom on 03-16-18

Bringing the Legends to Life

This is a fascinating account of the rise and fall of the pirates of the Caribbean. It brings to life characters that you may have considered to be the stuff of legend including the infamous Blackbeard and colourful Jack Rackham. By placing their creation in clear historical context it almost certainly will increase your sympathy for these swashbuckling raskels and leave you perhaps asking what you would have done in their place. The Caribbean will never be the same again....thank goodness.

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