Recommended Reading List

I get a lot of questions about what books I would recommend to people who are interested in learning more about Pirate History, so here is an ever-growing list of some of my favorites here. Most of these can be ordered fairly easily from places like Amazon, BarnesandNoble, eBay, etc.

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Raiders and Rebels: The Golden Age of Piracy

Author: Frank Sherry
Length: 404 pages
Publisher: Backinprint.com
Genre: Fact
Language:
English
ISBN: 0595144128
Rating: Five Stars!5/5 Stars!

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The Pirates Own Book:
Authentic Narratives of the Most Celebrated Sea Robbers

Author: Charles Ellms, restored by the Marine Research Society
Length: 494 pages
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 0486276074
Rating: Four and a half stars! 4.5/5 Stars!

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A General History
of the Pyrates

Author: Daniel Defoe
Length: 800 Pages
Publisher: Dover Publications
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 0486404889
Rating: Four and a half stars! 4.5/5 Stars!

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A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates

Author: Captain Charles Johnson
Length: 388 pages
Publisher: The Lyons Press
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 1558217665
Rating: Four and a half stars! 4.5/5 Stars!

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The Buccaneers of America

Author: Alexander O. Exquemelin
Length: 231 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications
(February 26, 2000)
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 048640966X
Rating: Three and a half stars! 3.5/5 Stars

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Black Bart Roberts:
The Greatest Pirate of Them All

Author: Terry Breverton
Length: 164 pages
Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company (July 2004)
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 1589802330
Rating: Five Stars! 4/5 Stars

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Pirates! Brigands, Buccaneers, and Privateers in Fact, Fiction, and Legend

Author: Jan Rogozinski
Length: 398 pages
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 030680722X
Rating: Five Stars! 4/5 Stars

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The Pirate Primer: Mastering the Language of Swashbucklers & Rogues

Author: George Choundas
Length:
469 pages
Publisher:
Writers Digest Books
Genre: Fact
Language:
English
ISBN:
1582974896
Rating: Four stars! 4/5 Stars

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Guide to Pirate Parenting

Author: Tim Bete
Length: 136 pages
Publisher: Cold Tree Press
Genre: Humor
Language: English
ISBN: 1583851275
Rating: Three stars! 3/5 Stars

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Treasure Island

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Length: 232 pages
Publisher: (Various)
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
ISBN: 1416500294
Rating: Five stars! 5/5 Stars

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Robinson Crusoe

Author: Daniel Defoe
Length: 288 pages
Publisher: (Various)
Genre: Fiction
Language: English
ISBN: 1587263882
Rating: Five stars! 5/5 Stars

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THE BUCCANEERS IN THE WEST INDIES IN THE XVII CENTURY

Author: C. H. HARING
Length: 228 pages
Publisher: (Various), first in 1910
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 1428052666
Rating: Four stars! 4/5 Stars

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If a Pirate I Must Be...
The True Story of Black Bart, King of the Caribbean Pirates

Author: Richard Sanders
Length: 256 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 1602390193
Rating: Four stars! 4/5 Stars

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Pirates - Predators of the Seas: An Illustrated History

Authors: Angus Konstam
and Roger Michael Kean
Length: 240 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 1602390355
Rating: Three and a Half stars! 3.5/5 Stars

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The Ashley Book of Knots

Authors: Clifford Ashley
Length: 640 pages
Publisher: Doubleday Books
Genre: Fact
Language: English
ISBN: 057109659X
Rating: Five Stars! 5/5 Stars

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