Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates

The Privateer War for Freedom and Fortune in the American Revolution

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Examines the role of citizen privateers, seamen who raided British trade ships around the Atlantic Ocean, in America's battle for independence from Britain, detailing their strategic and political significance, as well as the part they played in the slave trade.
Publisher: [Old Saybrook, Conn.] : Tantor, p2008.
Edition: Library ed.
ISBN: 9781400136605
1400136601
Branch Call Number: CDAUDIO 973.35 Patton 2008
Characteristics: 9 audio discs (10.5 hr.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Sklar, Alan

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L1br0V0re Jan 16, 2013

The enemy doesn't fight fair. Congress creates unfunded mandates. The leaders back home won't take advice from commanders in the field. The navy has to compete with the private sector for recruits and supplies. The mightiest army in the world underestimates the resolve, resourcefulness and cunning of insurgents. Sound familiar? This book puts in perspective the devastating effectiveness of American privateers during the American Revolution, as well as the problems posed for those trying to provide oversight. It also emphasizes the global nature of the conflict, since many countries at the time authorized the raiding of their competitors' ships. American privateers even attacked seaports in the UK, which undermined British support for the war. A great read.

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