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Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer
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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
Balchen's Victory
by Alan M. Smith
Before Admiral Nelson's Victory there was another vessel of that name. During the War of the Austrian Succession, Admiral Sir John Balchen had a special mission that he commanded. He and his fleet succeeded in their endeavor, but he and his men never returned home, much to the dismay of the English people. This is his story and the story of his Victory.

The Forgotten Slave Trade
by Simon Webb
Once upon a time when "slavery" was mentioned, people did not automatically think of the Triangle Trade where Africans were forcibly taken from their homelands and enslaved in Caribbean islands and the American colonies. As horrific as that period in history was, slavery was not a new experience. English men, women, and children found themselves taken from their homes and sold in foreign slave markets. This book discusses white Europeans enslaved in the Barbary States of North Africa.


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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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