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Pirates of Savannah by Tarrin P. Lupo
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Aug 13, 11

Read in August, 2011

A light shines on a dark period in American history.

Patrick is incarcerated in London, for debts incurred nursing his sick father. Times are so desperate his best option is transportation to America to be sold into what is slavery- by another-name.
Patrick arrives in Savannah and is bought by a blacksmith of Scottish decent, who has secret sympathies with his indentures plight. The residents of Savannah live under a rule of cruelty and abuse, dealt out by the governing English soldiers, or lobster-backs – because of their redcoats. An underworld is created by decent men who dream of liberty and freedom…and so the real adventure begins.

‘Pirates of Savannah’ is an exciting, illuminating and rewarding read. I opened the book knowing less-than-nothing about early American history and felt ill equipped to understand it, but the skilful words of the author, rapidly supplied the background to this gripping book.
I was touched by the plight of good men imprisoned by an unjust government and the institutional cruelty made their secret rebellion all the more poignant. But ‘Pirates of the Savannah’ is not a preachy book, it is primarily an adventure story of men trying to survive in harsh times. Mr Lupo’s words create a wonderful kaleidoscope of people from Redcoats to pirates, wives and daughters to whores, native Indians to Jews and certainly opened my eyes to the fledgling origins of liberty in America.
Highly recommended.

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Tarrin Lupo Thanks for the nice review, so grad you liked it, especially since most of the Brits were the bad guys.


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