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The History of Maritime Piracy

Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer
P.O. Box 425, Keller, TX  76244-0425

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The Bookaneer

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 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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Latest Reviews

Pirates: Truth and Tales by Helen Hollick
Pirates galore in history and fiction and so much more, including what you think you know versus what you ought to know, how to speak like a Devon pirate, and who the real Captain Charles Johnson might be.

The Pirate Next Door by Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos
Pirates did have wives, girl friends, children, and families. They were also part of their own community of fellow pirates. This examination looks at four pirates and the women behind them.

The Lost Story of the William & Mary by Gill Hoffs
When more than 200 emigrants left Liverpool, England for New Orleans, not one imagined they would endure and survive a shipwreck in which their captain abandoned them to their fates.


Additional Reviews

Books for Young Pirates

Books for Pirate Apprentices and Young Adults

Books for Adults - Fiction

Books for Adults - Non-fiction


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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