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Free read Empire of Blue Water 107 On the fabled city of Panama helped break Spain’s hold on the Americas forever Awash with bloody battles political intrigues natural disaster and a cast of characters compelling bizarre and memorable than any found in a Hollywood swashbuckler including the notorious pirate L’Ollonais the soul tortured King Philip IV of Spain and Thomas Modyford the crafty English governor of Jamaica Empire of Blue Water brilliantly re creates the passions and the violence of the age of exploration and empir. Pirates and Henry Morgan as one of the better known ones are seldom a boring read and this fast paced biography is no exception Pirates or privateers military strategy the silver train the shear brutality of the pirate life all make fascinating reading with a background of the dominant Spanish and the English French Dutch and Portuguese largely playing second fiddle to them certainly in the Caribbean and the New World of Central and South America This book does well to keep up the pace in outlining the political setting concurrent with Morgan s life There are plenty of exciting battles hard times pirate loot and plenty of Morgan mocking the Spanish who he certainly tormented for the whole of his adult lifeWell researched this certainly didn t read as if it was embellished there is a large bibliography and page after page of footnotes which establish the events portrayed in the bookOne of the interesting devices used in the book is the standard pirate named Roderick His background and career is described side by side with Morgan and was useful in demonstrating how out of the ordinary Morgan s career was Roderick was nineteen years old short five foot four being a common height in those days English as most of Morgan s men were and unmarried in one survey of Anglo American pirates from 1716 to 1726 only 4 percent had taken a wife He was blue eyed lean and uite strong for his size Roderick had grown up in Dover one of the great seaports of England which were veritable factories for sailors and pirates He went to the docks not only out of tradition his father and grandfather had earned their living on the water rolling into their hovels after six long months away with tales of Morocco and Corsica but because he had an itch for adventure and newness He looked with astonishment on friends who became clerks or cobblersIt goes on to describe his signing up as a sailor on a merchant ship which is taken by pirates near Barbados and given the option to join up Later he becomes one of Morgan s regular men and we follow his career For me it was a very successful deviceSome of the interesting parts for me were the fact Morgan was a clever military tactician but only for land based manoeuvres he was practically a danger to himself and others in a ship He continually runs aground treating his ships as transportation alone getting him to his battle ground The Spanish being so caught up in bureaucracy and so concerned that if they provided too many troops to the New World they may start to think for themselves and stop transporting the riches back to Spain They effectively made it impossible to successfully defend against Morgan and his ilk who were really only limited by the pirates themselves and their inability to maintain a long term fighting forceFour stars from me Saint Nicholas intrigues natural disaster and a cast of characters compelling bizarre and memorable than any found Pizza Real Reading in a Hollywood swashbuckler Chinaberry Sidewalks including the notorious pirate L’Ollonais the soul tortured King Philip IV of Spain and Thomas Modyford the crafty English governor of Jamaica Empire of Blue Water brilliantly re creates the passions and the violence of the age of exploration and empir. 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Free read Empire of Blue Water 107 He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades and brought it to its knees Empire of Blue Water is the real story of the pirates of the CaribbeanHenry Morgan a twenty year old Welshman crossed the Atlantic in 1655 hell bent on making his fortune Over the next three decades his exploits in the Caribbean in the service of the English became legendary His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish Empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and ueens and his victor. Right off the top you should be asking 5 Stars for a book about pirates Koivu Yeah well I have a thing for stories about randy seaman going after sweet sweet booty what can I say Talty s pen puts a nice flourish on history that s appreciated but hardly necessary considering his colorful source material Patriotic Welshman Captain Morgan may not have seen himself as a pirate after all he was only doing his duty for England but if you were the Spanish in the Caribbean Islands at the time he was tearing the place up in your eyes Morgan was the lowest of the low You also knew he was to be feared for his sudden and violent attacks as well as his intelligence and uncanny ability to get himself and his vicious though loyal men out of numerous seemingly inescapable scrapes Talty relates story after story each with an exciting flair we ve come to know so well from actors like Flynn to Depp portraying Hollywood versions of what in this book is uite real If you re not into bloody minded treasure hunting pirates making daring raids and escapes during ye olden day of the age of sail well perhaps this is not for youAnd now I ll have to ask you to leave Public Speaking it to False Prophet its knees Empire of Blue Water A Forfeit Owed Eldritch Legacy #15 is the real story of the pirates of the CaribbeanHenry Morgan a twenty year old Welshman crossed the Atlantic The Book of Hebrews in 1655 hell bent on making his fortune Over the next three decades his exploits Daughter Of Vanth in the Caribbean The Red Duke Warhammer in the service of the English became legendary His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish Empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and ueens and his victor. Right off the top you should be asking 5 Stars for a book about pirates Koivu Yeah well I have a thing for stories about randy seaman going after sweet sweet booty what can I say Talty s pen puts a nice flourish on history that s appreciated but hardly necessary considering his colorful source material Patriotic Welshman Captain Morgan may not have seen himself as a pirate after all he was only doing his duty for England but Love Notes if you were the Spanish Hearts in AtlantisMisery in the Caribbean Islands at the time he was tearing the place up Smallpox Strikes Cotton Mather's Bold Experiment The American Adventure in your eyes Morgan was the lowest of the low You also knew he was to be feared for his sudden and violent attacks as well as his Good Vibrations intelligence and uncanny ability to get himself and his vicious though loyal men out of numerous seemingly Jolted Awake inescapable scrapes Talty relates story after story each with an exciting flair we ve come to know so well from actors like Flynn to Depp portraying Hollywood versions of what Iron Garland (Harbinger Book 3) in this book The Ritual is uite real If you re not A Perfect Day for Bananafish into bloody minded treasure hunting pirates making daring raids and escapes during ye olden day of the age of sail well perhaps this Bloodsworn is not for youAnd now I ll have to ask you to leave

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Free read Empire of Blue Water 107 Ies helped shape the destiny of the New WorldMorgan gathered disaffected European sailors and soldiers hard bitten adventurers runaway slaves and vicious cutthroats and turned them into the most feared army in the Western Hemisphere Sailing out from the English stronghold of Port Royal Jamaica “the wickedest city in the New World” Morgan and his men terrorized Spanish merchant ships and devastated the cities where great riches in silver gold and gems lay waiting His last raid a daring assault. Having recently reviewed Colin Woodard s excellent history of Caribbean piracy The Republic of Pirates and realizing that I had name checked this book in that review I thought it necessary to dust off an older review that I had in the can for Stephan Talty s Empire of Blue Water It s certainly a worthwhile exercise to pick up this book if like me you are spending some of your winter months dreaming of beaches and sand and things of a nautical nature Which reminds me I really need to start planning this summer s trip to the coast Empire of Blue Water is a worthy addition to the canon of privateering and buccaneer histories More of a narrative account than a dry recitation of historical documentation it maintains its momentum all the way to the end It s not a large work but it packs a wealth of fun information inside its coversThe book covers the period from the mid to late 1600s opening with Britain s capture of Jamaica from its Spanish settlers The taking of Jamaica was a serious blow to the Spanish Empire rocking it to its very core especially in light of Jamaica s advantageous geographical position in the middle of the Caribbean shipping lanes Talty follows the rise of Henry Morgan perhaps the most famous privateer of his generation The tension rises as Morgan begins a systematic campaign of mostly state sponsored pillaging and looting of the Spanish Empire in the New World Empire of Blue Water does a good job of relating what it must have been like to be a privateer in that time To move his narrative along Talty creates a composite character named Roderick with the intention of giving the reader a window into the life of one such adventurer This literary trick works most of time as the author follows Roderick through many a tight spot Roderick s life was hard one no doubt but the reader also gets the impression that men like Roderick wouldn t have had it any other wayThe book is full of the political intrigue of the time and it does a good job of covering the basic historical drivers in play during the period Talty s impression of the Spanish Empire is not particularly favorable as he continually drives home the point that the Spanish political system itself was often its own worst enemy Caught in overbearing tradition and bureaucracy the Spanish are often cast as bumblers and malcontentsIt should also be noted that Morgan was a privateer rather than a pirate His raids were done under the cover of state sponsored commissions a detail that Morgan took very seriously as he was at heart a man of the CrownThe book is a bit weak on source material using a journal by John Esuemeling called Buccaneers of America as its primary source Esuemeling was a member of Morgan s crew and his somewhat sensationalist account of what happened on those fateful voyages should be taken with a grain of salt Talty himself admits as much at various times in the book but he liberally uotes from Esuemeling anyway Nonetheless this is a fruitful read if you have any sort of interest in the Caribbean history of privateering


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    Stephan Talty ¹ 7 Free read [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty Right off the top you should be asking 5 Stars for a book about pirates Koivu? Yeah well I have a thing for stories about randy seaman going after sweet sweet booty what can I say? Talty's pen puts a nice flourish on history that's appreciated but hardly necessary considering his colorful source material Patrio

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    [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty Have you ever wanted to know the truth about the Pirates of the Caribbean?Have you ever wondered the difference between a pirate a privateer and a buccaneer? Did you uestion how Captain Henry Morgan could have been both a pirate and a knight?Have you ever heard of the great earthuake that occurred in Port Royal Jamaica in 1692?This book provides the answers to these ueries and The author has found an impressiv

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    Read & Download Empire of Blue Water Stephan Talty ¹ 7 Free read Summary Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Stephan Talty Wow I feel like I've got to take a week off after reading this one A lot happens man This is one of those books that proves

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    Stephan Talty ¹ 7 Free read [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty Having recently reviewed Colin Woodard’s excellent history of Caribbean piracy “The Republic of Pirates” and realizing that I had name checked this book in that review I thought it necessary to dust off an older review that I

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    Stephan Talty ¹ 7 Free read [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty Pirates or privateers always make sensational subjects so author Stephan Talty didn't need much embellishment to make the tale of Henry Morgan into a fast paced and thrilling book I've read a handful of other accounts of Morgan and

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    [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty I would definitely recommend this book I was surprised how much I didn't know about pirates or at least how little is accurately described in popular culture It really is kind of a war book mostly full of descriptions of battles and stuff but they are interesting battles and it's really impressive to see some of the tactics the pirates used against properly trained armies to defeat them And I can't get over how politic

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    Read & Download Empire of Blue Water [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty Pirates and Henry Morgan as one of the better known ones are seldom a boring read and this fast paced biography is no exception Pirates or privateers military strategy the 'silver train' the shear brutality of the pirate life all make fascinating reading with a background of the dominant Spanish and the English French Dutch and Portuguese largely playing second fiddle to them certainly in the Caribbean and the 'New World

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    Read & Download Empire of Blue Water [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty This book will challenge everything you've learned about pirates from the movies Real pirates were brutal less well dressed and drunker than in any movie They were also utterly profligate which attributed to their demise as much as the iron fist of any governmentOne of the most enlightening aspects of 'Blue Water' has to

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    [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty Stephan Talty ¹ 7 Free read Read & Download Empire of Blue Water While this was an entertaining interesting read there was one thing that stuck out which I can't help but comment on only because this type of narrative in this day and age really should not be pushed any longer d

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    [Empire of Blue Water] Free Ó Stephan Talty Stephan Talty ¹ 7 Free read Summary Ü eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ¹ Stephan Talty It is rare to find a history book which utilizes a narrative style that so immediate and engrossing as well as inclusive of satisfactory historical and cultural background to make sense of the topic Talty's prose has the cinematic uality of a good novel that does not hesitate to inform as it entertains A book worthy of its subject the lost era of the real pirates of the Caribbean and the formerly shadowy figure of Sir Henry Morgan is this

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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • Empire of Blue Water
  • Stephan Talty
  • English
  • 09 October 2018
  • 9780307236609