This is almost an academic study into the lives of the privateers and buccaneers who plied their trade during the latter part of the 17th century. It is scholarly work which made this subject somewhat less entertaining than might otherwise have been the case. For those who have a keen interest in this flamboyant time of seafaring it will provide a very comprehensive read, for those who have a passing interest in the life and times of pirates it is less interesting as the descriptions and exploratory dialogue border on the minutiae.
This is a good reference book but is somewhat less good as an entertaining read as the writing tends to be rather dense.

ISBN number: 978-1-59797-101-0