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The Cruise of the Sea Eagle: The Amazing True Story of Imperial Germany's Gentleman Pirate

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The adventures of Count Felix von Luckner’s three-masted sailing vessel that raided the high seas during the first ironclad sea war.
Hardcover, 295 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by The Lyons Press
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Kosie
Oct 23, 2016 Kosie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a great book!! The story follows not only the cruise of the Seeadler, but also the life before and after the cruise of Count von Luckner, which is a life full of adventure and daring. It is well written and researched and the author tells the story splendidly.
Bas Kreuger
Feb 10, 2012 Bas Kreuger rated it it was amazing
Fascinating story! Well researched and fairly well written. It seems to be a boyhood story of adventure on the high seas, but there is more underneath and it is a pity Pardoe doesn't delve into that a bit deeper than describing the German naval strategy in a paragraph or so.
Besides fighting a main fleet action, the Germans had little other options than to wage a commerce war, trying to strangle Britain into submission. Raiders were one of the means to that end and the SeaEagle was an exceptional
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Blaine Pardoe
Jul 30, 2011 Blaine Pardoe rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Incredible WWI naval story.
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Blaine Pardoe is a New York Times Bestselling and award winning author of numerous books in the science fiction, military non-fiction, true crime, paranormal, and business management genre's. He has appeared on a number of national television and radio shows to speak about his books. Pardoe has been a featured speaker at the US National Archives, the United States Navy Museum, and the New York Mil ...more
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