The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down (2020)

The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down Colin Woodard The Republic of Pirates Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down 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 eighteenth century the Pirate Republic was ho
  • Title: The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down
  • Author: Colin Woodard
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The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down Colin Woodard 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 eighteenth 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,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 eighteenth 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.
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  1. Nicola Sheridan

    Wow, this was super informative book If you re not really interested in the subject matter, you may find it a bit dry, but I personally found the attention to detail wonderful This is a really gritty, close up look into the life and times of some of the world s most famouse pirates Sam Bellamy, Blackbeard, Henry Avery and Charles Vane to name a few You certainly come away with sense these were some very, very rough men, who lived rather short lives to their own code The issues around slavery and [...]

  2. Silvana

    I admit that the main reason I read this book is because of Black Sails, an excellent Starz series about the golden age of the pirates in the Bahamas, set as a loose prequel of RL Stevenson s Treasure Island After two seasons of me fangirling over the series version of Charles Vane, whose cheekbones and penetrating stare can melt me into a puddle of happy goo , season 3 currently being aired features this guy Yes, that s Blackbeard, aka Edward Thatch or Teach, depending your source Played by the [...]

  3. Andrew

    For a book about pirates it was surprisingly dull I realize that the very nature of pirates means there is not much archival material to work with other than official documents that are very likely biased, but I came away from this book not much enlightened than when I started The title is never really addressed, in my opinion Mr Woodard simply states the pirates wanted a base and made one on Nassau So how, exactly, was it a republic by and for pirates We never find out At no point is there any [...]

  4. Adam

    I ended up picking up this book because I realized I didn t really know much about the historical pirates Despite my rating, I really do appreciate what this book attempts to do It really attempts to correct a lot of the mythology concerning the pirates in caribbean, which is probably exacerbated due to the movies and Disney Ride that was eventually decommissioned I had fond memories of this ride from when I was a child and I quite enjoyed the first few movies.That being said The Republic of Pir [...]

  5. Nathan Johnson

    Truth, not speculation.I found this book incredibly informative Much of what I thought I knew about pirates was entirely false Woodard builds this book around solid facts Facts backed up by relevant journals and ledgers In many cases he directly refutes previous stories with honest facts and dates.The downside to this is that the book CAN become very dry in parts The most detailed documents relating to pirates would be the claims lists for lost cargo This means that you do get plenty of detailed [...]

  6. Michael Jandrok

    Somewhere around this time of year mid January or just after one of the big cold snaps that pass for winter in central Texas I usually get an urge to pick up a book that will put a smell of sea salt in my personal air I freely admit to a love of coastal areas and good beach time, and I will typically begin to start thinking ahead to planning some playtime in the sand during the many warmer months to come.Author Colin Woodard s The Republic of Pirates is a rollicking introduction to some of the m [...]

  7. John Nellis

    After watching the last season of Black Sails, I wanted to learn about the true historical pirates rather than Hollywood types This book gives a very good overview of the golden age of Piracy Black Beard, Charles Vane, Anne Bonney, Mary Reed and Calico Jack Rackham, as well as many other well known pirates make appearances in this book It tells of the rise and fall of this golden age of Piracy and the stories of the pirates, and those that hunted them I found the book very informative and very [...]

  8. Brittany

    I m not sure how I feel about this book It gave a disclaimer talking about how people have this romanticized view of pirates and then went on to give a similarly golden picture of freedom loving rebels, the forerunners of the American founding fathers who never killed anybody without need and, no doubt, nursed orphan puppies back to health It also had one of the most skewed, over simplified summaries of the Jacobite Rising that I have EVER seen outside of a third grade textbook It did get margin [...]

  9. Alex Telander

    THE REPUBLIC OF PIRATES BEING THE TRUE AND SURPRISING STORY OF THE CARIBBEAN PIRATES AND THE MAN WHO BROUGHT THEM DOWN BY COLIN WOODARD Welcome to the Golden Age of Piracy, at least that s what it can be considered from the pirates point of view The ten years between 1715 and 1725 was the time when pirates ruled the high seas of the Caribbean This is their story during those ten years when they had the times of their lives, and had it all brought to a halt by one man.Woodard starts at the beginn [...]

  10. Kristine

    Fun and interesting, but the story got extremely dull Come on how hard is it to make pirates exciting

  11. Matt

    This is a fun, fascinating book It doesn t go into this aspect quite as much as I would like, but the book does nicely delve into the political aspects of the Golden Age of Piracy In many ways, it was a rebellion against the abuses of Empire, the horrible treatment of sailors in the British Navy and merchant marine, and the racism of the day Though sometimes pirates treated captured slaves as booty, often they would allow black slaves to join their crew as equals In an era of harsh authoritarian [...]

  12. Matt Smith

    The Golden Age of Piracy we ve all heard the legends of dreaded rogues at the helm of ships, swords drawn, canons ablaze, skull and crossbones flying high above Legends are fun but the truth about the real pirates of the Caribbean is even better.The Republic of Pirates is a well detailed account of the stirrings of colonial piracy during the late 17th and early 18th centuries The focus is on the nefarious of pirates Black Sam Bellamy, Charles Vane, Benjamin Hornigold and his apprentice Edward B [...]

  13. Missy

    This book read like a high school book report, and what a shame because the subject matter is otherwise so fascinating.I would have happily traded the 200 page, mind crushingly dull descriptive laundry list of captured vessels their total weight, their contents, and their captains names for ten decently written pages about the Jacobite rebellion, or about the historical relevance of the pirates republic and how it influenced the American Revolution and the creation of our democracy My favorite W [...]

  14. Bettie☯

    This is the book inspiring the new NBC series with Blackbeard played by Hugh Laurie.dailymail tvshowbiz The untold story of a heroic band of Caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the worldIn the early eighteenth 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 Flyin [...]

  15. Brendan Monroe

    The most boring book about pirates you ll ever read Really though, it s shocking how uninteresting the whole thing is I made it about 2 3 of the way through before finally coming to the realization that this was it the damn thing simply wasn t going to get any better.FAR too much of this is given over to lists Lists of the provisions carried aboard a particular pirate ship, lists of the measurements of a particular type of ship, lists of the plunder taken from a particular ship I forgot it all i [...]

  16. Anton Tomsinov

    I ve never seen another book where adventures of pirates and their hunters would seem so humdrum The general impression on the Golden Age of piracy that is given by this book is that most activities of sea rovers were rather mundane and petty Small crews, short careers, sloops with few cannons, surrenders without a fight, prizes mostly full of rum, grain and cocoa but for the few exceptions Definitely not the rivers of pieces of eight one could conceive Sometimes the book mentions that pirates b [...]

  17. Michael Larsen

    Ten years 1715 to around 1725 Much of what we visualize when we think of Pirates, Pirate Lore, and the fantasy image of pirates fits neatly into that time period, what we ve come to all consider the Golden Age of Piracy Juxtaposed with that era is an intriguing idea A democratic state, by some definition of democratic, where common consent and popular vote make up who the leaders are and what the rules are We like to think that the U.S colonies were the first New World democracy, but in truth, t [...]

  18. Fiona

    Interesting book, but not what I expected.Yes, this is the history of pirates in the Caribbean from the US eastern seaboard to Cuba and Virgin Islands I expected to read of pirates along Belize and Central America but that didn t happen.The first pirate in the Age of Piracy was Henry Avery who started in the Caribbean but ended up around Mozambique Other pirates began life in the navy or as a merchant sailor but life was difficult and cruel in these jobs During the War of Spanish Succession in [...]

  19. Andres Palomo

    When most people today think of pirates, they are quick to assume similarities with the ones in current media, such as Jack Sparrow or Captain Hook However, The Republic of Pirates covers much than what many expect The premise is on the rise of the Pirate Republic, a Pirate controlled state centered in the Bahamas that centered on the idea of the pirate code, a unique code of conduct used by pirates to govern their ships and crews democratically The Republic of Pirates also centers on the rise [...]

  20. Jade Salser

    The Republic of Pirates is a surprisingly true story about the pirates who sailed across the Caribbean and what obstacles they faced For example, there were many vicious storms that the pirates sailed through, and lost many sailors and slaves due to drowning Another obstruction faced by the pirates was the plague The plague killed off than fifty percent of the population aboard the ships, forcing some to return home so that they could be treated before they all died at sea Another drawback for [...]

  21. Kieran Evans

    Any book on the history of pirates is likely to be troubled by the lack of sources, but Woodard does well to provide an in depth look at the life of pirates in the Caribbean in the early eighteenth century Focusing on Blackbeard, Black Sam Bellamy, Charles Vane and selected other pirates, this is a detailed account of piracy through the period and the attempts of the British government in particular Woodes Rogers to bring their illegal activities to an end.It is a fantastic read in my view, but [...]

  22. Joseph Coffee

    Colin Woodard begins by summarizing what a pirate is, briefly looking over both fictional and real pirates He then moves on to tell the story of Henry Avery, the first pirate Woodard spends time talking about Avery than any of the other pirates After which he spends a short period of time describing life aboard a ship not a pirate one before moving on to the other pirates Woodard mostly highlights four mean above the others excluding Avery Samuel Bellamy Black Sam , Edward Thatch Blackbeard , C [...]

  23. Chris

    Sometimes it is refreshing to read a piece of well written, but otherwise straightforward, history This book is exactly that It covers the golden age of piracy, provides some background on pirates prior to that, and avoids tangents which is both a good and a bad thing It covers the material, but doesn t seem to embellish it This apparently qualifies it as dry for some reviewers I suspect at least some of them were expecting Pirates of the Caribbean While the ship details can seem repetitive, it [...]

  24. Joan Colby

    The Hollywood Errol Flynn version of the Pirates of the Caribbean or Spanish Main turns out to be than a little exaggerated This factual account based on written records examines pirates like Bellamy, Blackbeard and Charles Vane For the most part, the pirates many former privateers plundered the ships they boarded, then released the crews, often with their ship intact Sometimes, the ship was burned especially if it was out of Boston where six pirates had been hanged Headquartered in Nassau, the [...]

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