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The Pirate Handbook: A Rogue's Guide to Pillage, Plunder, Chaos & Conquest

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Avast, ye! For anyone who has dreamed of hitting the high seas, manning a crew, brandishing a cutlass, or burying treasure, here s The Pirate Handbook. Part how-to, part illustrated history, this detailed manual gives insight into every aspect of the pirating life: learn how to make a seaworthy raft, navigate by the stars, brew up a batch of grog, and much more. Featuring ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 10th 2011 by Chronicle Books
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David Malmberg
Tells you more than you ever wanted to know about pirates.

Excellent illustrations! However, the basic narrative is fairly mundane. The book has no "romance" or interesting history. The book spends precious pages on such dull topics as "How to build a lean-to"
Dustin Gaughran
Mar 10, 2015 Dustin Gaughran rated it liked it
Not bad. It really does read like a handbook. It's basically a how-to guide on ancient piracy, compete with step by step instructions concerning the many duties and tasks you'll face should you choose the pirate life. There's a decent amount of history mixed in as well. It's a quick, fun read. If you want a thorough history of pirates, I suggest Under the Black Flag.
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Feb 08, 2015 Francisco Becerra rated it it was amazing
The best book to understand every aspect of the pirate life, from knotting to fencing to careening and up to strategy. Beautifully illustrated and with dozens of real-life accounts, engaging and honest. A must for lovers of pirate stories!
Melissa
Interesting and informative, with a good sense of humor. Formatting of the eBook version was terrible, however, making this a bit frustrating to read at times.
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Pat Croce is a New York Times best-selling author and founder of the St. Augustine Pirate & Treasure Museum. He is also a pirate born 300 years too late. He lives in Philadelphia and Florida.
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