Walt's Reviews > If a Pirate I Must Be: The True Story of Black Bart, "King of the Caribbean Pirates"

If a Pirate I Must Be by Richard  Sanders
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Jan 08, 09

bookshelves: history-other, pirates
Read in December, 2008

One of the best books I have read on piracy.
Not only is the text easy to read - none of the dull academic dryness; but it is full of excellent information.

Unlike most pirate books, there is little rehashing of the same stories. Sanders looks at things critically and makes arguments about piracy and commerce. He also critically discusses the two leading primary sources on pirates in relation Black Bart Roberts. It is an excellent work of nonfiction that reads like a novel.
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