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A Merry Read an Bonney - Reading Suggestions

Discussion in 'The Blind Parrot' started by SirChristopherMings, May 13, 2004.

  1. carmenara

    carmenara Pandora's Kitten

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    Why, I think we need more references to literature like these! And oh dear, aside from Pirate Latitudes... we haven't been reading. Oops :3
     
  2. Stallion

    Stallion Sea Dog News Gatherer

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    Not exactly a book per se, but the Internet Archive's "Texts" section has piles of pirate books, including several copies of "The Buccaneers of America". All can be read online, and most can be downloaded in a variety of formats.

    http://www.archive.org/details/texts
     
  3. templar

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    My first novel "The Pirate Devlin" is released on 4th Feb 2010 in the UK and Europe. Publishes in the US July 2010.

    Link to Amazon which says enough about it.
    2nd book comes out 2011. Series starts in 1717 and I reckon I have enough legs to carry it through til about 1725. On the third book at the moment. Let me know if anyone wants to know more about it.

    My link

    Email me
     
  4. carmenara

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    Your pirate book?

    Now that's something worth reading for sure :)
     
  5. templar

    templar Landlubber

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    Thanks.
     
  6. Stallion

    Stallion Sea Dog News Gatherer

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    The reviews of it look quite promising. :yes I'll keep an eye out for it for sure! :keith

    There's just not many folks writing new pirate novels nowadays - that's too bad, considering it's a theme with endless possibilities.
     
  7. Captain Maggee

    Captain Maggee Aussie Pirate

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    Cool I might get myself a copy of it :cheeky

    Been keen to read a pirate novel :yes
     
  8. templar

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    I don't think since James Nelson has anyone written a serious treatment, apart from John Drake's Treasure Island prequels but I don't rate them at all. Historical novels are extremely popular in the UK but no-one has latched onto pirates as a resource and as you say it truly does have endless possibilities. I aim to redress that.
    Here's the US link.
    My link
     
  9. Officerpuppy

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    I just got a book yesterday, it's called Pirate Coast by Richard Zacks. I only read a little bit, but it reads like a story rather than just facts and dates (based on a true story).

    It's about a secret mission authorized by President Jefferson in 1805 to rescue captured sailors from the Barbary Pirates.
     
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    Thagarr Pining for the Fjords! Staff Member Administrator Creative Support Storm Modder News Gatherer Hearts of Oak Donator

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    Nice find mate, good stuff! :onya
     
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    i just randomly came across this as i was searching for payment/salary details in the 17th century. It's a look at some of the legal background and writing on behalf of the Dutch East India company(VOC) and is quite an interesting read:

    'Pirate, Privateer or Freebooter?':

    http://riowang.blogspot.com/2011/02/pirate-privateer-or-freebooter.html

    Also the earlier link to this book didn't seem to work anymore:

    'The Pirates Own Book':

    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/12216/12216-h/12216-h.htm

    And this site has a few, and i've not seen this one here:

    'THE BUCCANEERS IN THE WEST INDIES IN THE XVII CENTURY':

    http://www.thepirateking.com/books/books_buccaneersintewestindies_contents.htm
     
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    ive only scan read the thread so if someone has already recomended it or if its so obvious that im being silly then i apologise but the hornblower serise by c.s forester although it deals mainly with the napolionic wars and the british navy rather than pirates i found the serise to be my faverate of all the navel novels ive ever read although i will be looking up some of the recomendations made here thanks guys keep them comming (soz for the bad spelling)
     
  15. Officerpuppy

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    For some reason I can't post the link to it, but its a book that I just found out about recently, it's called The Black Count, glory, revolution, betray and the real Count of Monte Cristo.

    Its about a slave sold in France who somehow manages to be trained in fencing and joins the army during the French Revolution.
     
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    Boy, this thread looks abandoned

    I was searching the Internet Archive recently for first-hand accounts of soldiers or sailors and came across this one, that proved to be an interesting read: "A youthful man-o'-warsman, from the diary of an English lad ... who served in the British frigate Macedonian during her memorable action with the American frigate United States; who afterward deserted and entered the American Navy"
    A youthful man-o'-warsman, from the diary of an English lad ... who served in the British frigate Macedonian during her memorable action with the American frigate United States; who afterward deserted and entered the American Navy .. : Maclay, Edgar Stanton, 1863-1919 : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
     
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    :ahoy:pirates, :rumgone?)
    This is a nice one here! Fell over this zapping through the forum, the title made me curious.:read

    I read a lot when I was a young boy, inkl. Treasure Island (who not?), nowadays im a wee bit lazy and prefer to "live" adventures myself in RPG's of all kind!
    I will look out for some of the mentioned books, like "Under the Black Flag" and the "Master and Commander" series - btw; for me a movie to watch (x? times), nice made.:cheers
    One book that I have kept in mind is no fiction, but sadly, I have only a German copy and don’t know the Original Title! Should be easy to identify for you.

    A. Grenfell Price published '65 by Heritage Press, New York
    German Title:
    Captain James Cook
    Endeckungs Fahrten Im Pacific (true, they misspelled the Book-Title):facepalm
    Die Logbücher der Reisen 1768 - 1779!

    English?:
    Discovery Travels in the Pacific - the Logs of the Journey's 1768 - 1779!

    Since I have it on my board since my teen age (gahrr, that long already? Still feel like a teen sometimes:pirate07:), you may like to have a look.
    I will search for more bio's of this people, like Bonny and Rackham (best I ever read; Galileo Galilei by James Reston), or that "how to speak like a Pirate"
    :aar:bird:

    Happy Time to all of you
     
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  18. Pieter Boelen

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    Hornblower, Hornblower, Hornblower!!! :woot
     
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    Don't forget good old Captain Marryat! :treasure:
     
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