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Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign - Stephan Talty
Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
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The Spanish Empire in the 1600's was a superpower, a dominant force in world affairs commanding numerous far-flung colonies, importing untold wealth in gold and silver from the Americas, and imposing brutal slavery. One man, legendary pirate Henry Morgan, commanding a ragtag group of cutthroats,... show more
The Spanish Empire in the 1600's was a superpower, a dominant force in world affairs commanding numerous far-flung colonies, importing untold wealth in gold and silver from the Americas, and imposing brutal slavery. One man, legendary pirate Henry Morgan, commanding a ragtag group of cutthroats, adventurers, sociopaths, and runaway slaves, brought this mighty empire to its knees. Operating with the blessing of the English government, Morgan and his buccaneers were based in the legendary pirate stronghold of Port Royal, Jamaica. From this base, Morgan and his men terrorized the shipping lanes and attacked Spanish ports in carefully planned night raids, storming fortified walls and taking whole towns by force. The Spanish navy set its sights on capturing him, but Morgan bested them time and again, burnishing his reputation as a daring and brilliant tactician and becoming de facto Admiral of the pirate fleet...
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780739341650 (0739341650)
Publisher: Random House Audio
Edition language: English
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JasonKoivu
JasonKoivu rated it
5.0 Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign
Right off the top you should be asking, "5 Stars for a book about pirates, Koivu?" Yeah well I have a thing for stories about randy seaman going after sweet sweet booty, what can I say? Talty's pen puts a nice flourish on history that's appreciated, but hardly necessary considering his colorful sour...
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
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An entertaining history of the 17th century English pirates based out of Port Royal, Jamaica, focusing on the career of the Welsh privateer Henry Morgan.
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
4.0
Unabridged. Read by John H Mayer.----The term tsunami comes from the Japanese meaning harbor ("tsu", 津) and wave ("nami", 波). [a. Jap. tsunami, tunami, f. tsu harbour + nami waves.—Oxford English Dictionary:]. For the plural, one can either follow ordinary English practice and add an s, or use an in...
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