Book review about pirates and history

Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgans Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe that Ended the Outlaws Bloody Reign
by Stephan Talty

Captain Morgan was a pretty wicked character. He was one of the most feared pirates of the time, and conducted daring, dangerous, and clever operations for both England and personal gain. Talty does his research and paints a colorful and surprising portrait of not only Morgan but of 17th century pirates; for example, did you know that most pirate ships were basically merchant vessels that had been gutted for lightness and then fit with canons? Or that a pirate ship and its crew were basically a politically anarchic entity? Visit historical Port Royal—the actual city of pirates on which most fiction is based—and discover why truth really is so much stranger than fiction.

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