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The Republic of Pirates by Colin WoodardThe pirates of legend live free from the laws of kingdoms of the world. Theirs is a life of adventure as they travel where they will, taking what they need and making their victims walk the plank.
The legend is complete fiction, of course. But the fascinating part is that the Golden Age of Piracy followed the legend, brought about by frustrated pirates who thought it already reality. They created an early democracy where people of all colors and nationalities were equal members, though it was stamped out quickly. This is the story of the creation of the Republic of Pirates, the pirates who founded it and the former privateer who brought them down. The good news is that there is a lot in this book. Unfortunately, the facts are packed a little thick for all but the most die-hard of pirate fans. Happily, for those in between, there’s a lot to be had just in the intro.