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Prominent books on pirates and also pirate tales are mostly placed in the classic period of piracy within the Caribbean (through approximately 1560 until the middle 1720s). Numerous pirates came to the Caribbean soon after the last part of the War of the Spanish Succession. Numerous people remained in the Caribbean and turned out to be pirates shortly after the war. Others, the buccaneers, arrived throughout the mid-to-late 17th century and tried making an existence by farming and hunting pigs on some islands. Though forced by Spanish raids and perhaps failing in their ways of making a living, they took to a more profitable career, namely piracy. Among the most renowned Caribbean pirates are Calico Jack Rackham, Edward Teach, also known as “Blackbeard”, and Henry Morgan.

Other famous books on pirates deal with piracy off the shorelines of North America, especially the south-eastern coast. A number of pirates who operated in the Caribbean regularly sailed north to attack targets off the current day eastern seaboard of Aamerica. Possibly the most renowned of which was Blackbeard who operated in the southern parts of America, targeting ships, and additionally he even blockaded Charleston in South Carolina. Later in the 19th century Jean Lafitte became the final buccaneer pirate with his army of pirates and his navy of pirate vessels which operated primarily inside the Gulf of Mexico.

Here are some books on pirates to look at:

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Captain BloodBy Rafael Sabatini

A high-seas adventure of the 1680’s.

Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish doctor, is wrongfully accused of treason in the aftermath of the Monmouth rebellion in 1685. He is sent to the island of Barbados in the Carribean to be sold into slavery.

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The Sea-HawkBy Rafael Sabatini

The Sea Hawk is another pirate adventure novel penned by Rafael Sabatini, author of Captain Blood. It was originally published in 1915 and is set in the late 16th century.

Sir Oliver Tressilian, a typical English sea-faring gentleman, is villainously betrayed by his jealous half-brother and is accused of murder. Sir Oliver is kidnapped off the Cornish coast, and forced to serve as a slave on a Spanish galley.

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