>>> Pirates and Privateers

The History of Maritime Piracy

Cindy Vallar, Editor & Reviewer


Pirates & Privateers began in 2000 as a monthly column with an article on Jean Laffite and a list of recommended pirate web sites. Since then, it has grown beyond my wildest dreams, and now includes book reviews and pirate adventures, as well as a newsletter that includes the latest pirate-related news and information. I thank you for your visit and your support.

Within these pages, you’ll find articles on all aspects of maritime piracy from ancient times to modern day. Pirate Links is an annotated list of the best web sites that specialize in piracy and life at sea in the Age of Sail. The Bookaneer pages house the reviews on the latest fiction and non-fiction books for children and adults. Other highlights include specialized bibliographies, piratical places to visit, pirate dates in history, piracy quotes, and information about The Rebel and the Spy, my current novel-in-progress that started me on the path of piracy.

An interesting set of pages to look over if the history of the more nefarious sides of life at sea interests you. We probably all grew up with pirates in our stories (Peter Pan?)… wonder how many of us can trace our love for boating back to early stories of ships and other "pirate lore"?