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Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition by B.R. Burg
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Jul 25, 2011

really liked it
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An interesting idea but I am not convinced. The book contains some circumstantial evidence, tenuous suppositions, circular arguments and dismisses any contrary evidence as anomalous. I do not doubt that there were some homosexual pirates; but the assertion that all pirates engaged in homosexual activity by choice and by preference has not been proven by the evidence set out in this book. That said, this is still an interesting book to read in its own right.

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