is no frigate like a
book to take us lands away. ~
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 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
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.
Ships of Oak Guns of Iron by Ronald D. Utt
Although the primary focus of this overview of the War of 1812 is the American navy, this book also covers events on land and what was happening in the world at large.
Blackbeard by Craig Cabell, Graham A. Thomas, and Allan Richards
The authors separate reality from myth to provide an analysis of Blackbeard's last days and Governor Alexander Spotswood's decision to hunt down the notorious pirate.
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