Jeremiah Peter's Reviews > Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign

Empire of Blue Water by Stephan Talty
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Aug 11, 2011

really liked it

Captain Morgan has earned the right to have his picture on my bottle of Rum. While it is true that he drank himself to death, it is also true that the drink was clearly the only thing that could kill him. This book proves the awesomeness of Captain Morgan. His strategic brilliance and charisma shows through time and time again. Some reviews of this book were rather negative with regards to the fictional character, Rodrick, whose story is a likely parallel of any typical deck hand, but I felt that it helped shed light on their perspective. After all, the everyman pirate hand didn't usually get his name in the history books. The moments of dry text are overshadowed by the amazing tale of Captain Morgan. This is worth the read.
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