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Heeling shipThere is no frigate like a book to take us lands away. ~ Emily Dickinson Heeling ship


Avast there! The Bookaneer sails the High Seas in search of books of interest to pirates young and old. Feel free to browse the latest reviewed titles or click on the links below the latest reviews to access specific sections.

A special note to authors and publicists
More than two decades ago, I began reviewing books for Appraisal: Science Books for Young People, The Book Report, Library Media Connection, and School Library Journal. Later, I reviewed books online for Ivy Quill Reviews and Simply E-Books. Today, I review historical novels and history books for Historical Novels Review, Discovering Diamonds, and Goodreads.com, and piratical and maritime fiction and non-fiction for Pirates and Privateers. If you would like me to review your latest pirate or maritime book, please contact me. ~ Cindy Vallar

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The Bonnie Bookaneer's Latest Reviews
The Greatest Fury by William C. Davis
One battle not forgotten in the War of 1812 is the Battle of New Orleans. But this wasn't a single skirmish, but a series of them that began in December 1814 and culminated with the stunning outcome on 8 January 1815, on both sides of the Mississippi River and after the signing a peace treaty yet to be ratified. Many histories are steeped in the myth that surrounds this event, but Davis uses firsthand accounts to relate the events during and after this time and how it affected the American psyche.

Sovereign of the Seas 1637 by John McKay
She was the biggest, best, and most well-armed vessel of her day. She was the hope of the English navy. Yet history has left only sparse details of how she was built. Within the pages of this book, McKay attempts to recreate this magnificent ship.

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A special note to readers
The United States Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidelines for online reviewers, which include disclosing to you that publishers, publicists, and authors send me review books and media for free. Sometimes I request these review copies, sometimes I don't. In either case, I am free to choose whether or not I publish a review of these items, although the sender hopes that I will do so. Sometimes I add these free review copies to my personal library collection. Other times I donate them to libraries or other worthy causes, or use them as prizes I award to contest winners. If anyone wishes to know what I did with a specific title reviewed here, I'll be happy to disclose that information.

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