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(The Sea Rover's Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630-1730.pdf) To read of sea roving s various incarnations piracy privateering buccaneering la flibuste la course is to bring forth romantic and often violent imagery Indeed much of this imagery has become a literary and cinematic clich And what an image it is But its truth is by halves and paradoxically it is the picaresque imagery of Pyle Wyeth Sabatini and Hollywood that is often closer to the reality while the historical details of arms tactics and language are often inaccurate or entirely anachronistic Successful sea rovers were careful practitioners of a complex profession that sought wealth by stratagem and force of arms Drawn from the European tradition yet of various races and nationalities they raided both ship and town throughout much of the world from roughly until Using a variety of innovative tactics and often armed with little more than musket and grenade many of these self described soldiers and privateers successfully assaulted fortifications attacked shipping from small craft crossed the mountains and jungles of Panama and even circumnavigated the globe Successful sea rovers were often supreme seamen soldiers and above all tacticians It can be argued that their influence on certain naval tactics is felt even today The Sea Rover s Practice is the only book that describes in exceptional detail the tactics of sea rovers of the period how they actually sought out and attacked vessels and towns Accessible to both the general and the more scholarly reader it will appeal not only to those with an interest in piracy and in maritime naval and military history but also to mariners in general tall ship and ship modeling enthusiasts tacticians and military analysts readers of historical fiction writers and the adventurer in all of usDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Sea Rover's Practice: Pirate Tactics and Techniques, 1630-1730 books for multiple devices.