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Some of the most bloodthirsty pirates in the world were brought to justice and held over for trial in Scotland, England and the United States . These trials detail their dastardly deeds with startling testimony of those who were there and lived to be able to testify in person. What happened to the Jane of Gibraltar? Learn how pirates repainted a ship at sea, killed the capSome of the most bloodthirsty pirates in the world were brought to justice and held over for trial in Scotland, England and the United States . These trials detail their dastardly deeds with startling testimony of those who were there and lived to be able to testify in person. What happened to the Jane of Gibraltar? Learn how pirates repainted a ship at sea, killed the captain and cook and set a fire in the hold with the rest of the crew to suffocate, all for the purpose of taking over the ship and a valuable cargo of silver dollars and gold. Pirates plundered other ships on the high seas while on the brig Crawford a cunning act of piracy was perpetrated by a veteran pirate leader. He slit his own throat to escape justice while three Spaniards he recruited stood trial with the esteemed Chief Justice John Marshall presiding over the federal court in Richmond, Virginia in 1827, a rare trial. Follow the action in a blow-by blow description of the murder and mayhem right into the courtroom. Over 50,000 people attended one execution of pirates in England making one wonder if anyone was fortunate enough to have the fish and chips concession that day! There are no magic scenes out of sparkling Caribbean waters with Captain Jack Sparrow dueling with a devil, but the genuine evil related in these authentic pirate trials will certainly make your timbers shiver!...

Title : Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds & Last Words
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ISBN : 16180118
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Number of Pages : 230 Pages
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  • Rick F.
    2019-05-02 09:21

    "Some of the most bloodthirsty pirates in the world were brought to justice and held over for trial in Scotland, England and the United States . These trials detail their dastardly deeds with startling testimony of those who were there and lived to be able to testify in person. What happened to the Jane of Gibraltar? Learn how pirates repainted a ship at sea, killed the captain and cook and set a fire in the hold with the rest of the crew to suffocate, all for the purpose of taking over the ship and a valuable cargo of silver dollars and gold. Over 50,000 people attended one execution of pirates in England making one wonder if anyone was fortunate enough to have the fish and chips concession that day! There are no magic scenes out of sparkling Caribbean waters with Captain Jack Sparrow dueling with a devil, but the genuine evil related in these authentic pirate trials will certainly make your timbers shiver!"I am just finished PIRATE TRIALS- and just amazing!!Ken Rossignol does not simply provide information about these most remarkable events and times, he writes in such a perceptive manner - that the reader truly feels a part of the events...like I am a specatator to history...brilliant writing by a master historic writer!!Each trial is peopled with true characters, so finely captured by Mr. Rossignol. It is so easy to portay a "pirate" as a simple cliche, yet thanks to the razor sharp character building skills of the writer..each person betrayed becomes a real person (they really were!) one who the reader can truly understand...if not root for!This is how historical books should be,,,not dull academic tomes..but thrilling and brilliantly detailed accounts that pop off the page right into the reader's mind...very highly recommended!A JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READRICK FRIEDMANFOUNDERTHE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB

  • Jan
    2019-05-05 12:38

    Crimes change, laws adapt, sentencing changes, executions change, criminals are as clueless as ever. Excellent teaching tool for law, law enforcement, historians, novelists, and those who think Hollywood is real. Rossignol has done all of the hard work of digging into trial records and depictions of the executions and the large to enormous size of the audiences attending this form of entertainment. Well written and attention grabbing.Production caveat: God only knows what went wrong here, but the speed and fluidity ate reminiscent of battery decline in an audiotape player. For note taking use 1.25x speed, for listening enjoyment use at least 1.5x speed. There will still be a few rate irregularities, but they won't detract from your enjoyment.Chekijian performs this work well, like always. You can generally count on never having to backtrack for notetaking when he performs a scholarly work. It helps that his voice is pleasant, flowing, and clearly enunciated.This book was a gift.

  • David
    2019-05-22 13:27

    As a retired police officer I really enjoyed reading this book. Ken did a great deal of research into the trials he cites in his book and often presents the trial as it actually unfolded. It provides a very interesting and revealing insight into how the courts at that time operated, versus what we are familiar with today while making me feel as if I was sitting in the court room back then. The speed and method in which the capitol punishment was carried out and the actual words the pirates spoke before it was executed is amazing to people of our age. In fact the book could be an excellent platform to become mandatory reading the all students in law school AND their liberal professors as to how our law system used to function. This was a very enjoyable and mind expanding read and I hardly recommend it to one and all!

  • Terri
    2019-05-20 09:40

    I received this audio book in exchange for a honest and unbiased review. Pirate Trials is about actual pirates on trial. It takes us to the court room and we hear the trial happening (simulation). The year is 1827. The place is Richmond, Virginia and many pirates have been caught and are on trial for murder and mayhem.The author, Kenneth Rossignol did a fantastic job writing this audio book. This is a great idea and I found it interesting to listen to all the antics that happen at a trial. This is a very unique book. The narrator, Jack Chekijian delivers a flawless and entertaining view of the trial. He uses many different voices and accents to portray all the characters called up to testify. This is a a really interesting book!

  • Mark
    2019-05-08 10:23

    I'm a huge fan of the Pirate Trials by Ken Rossignol. I loved how this book gives a clear and accurate description of who pirates are and what they do. I felt as though the author did a great job describing them and the history. The book is very factual and I couldn't believe how evil that these pirates really are! I'm used to seeing the Hollywood version of pirates, so it was really interesting to get some clear facts on some of the evil deeds that these pirates have committed. Over 50,000 people came to see one execution of a pirate! That is remarkable. I can't wait to read more from this author.

  • george burns
    2019-05-17 16:21

    Trials and FillerThe author had the excellent idea of providing actual piracy trials to give readers a taste of what piracy was really like. The execution of his design is credible, but could have been a good deal better. The longest case is Jemott which involves ships and the sea, but is fraud case. He also includes severely abridged versions of two well-known Scottish cases: Heamon and Green. Finally, there two excellent choices: Holmes and Crawford. These are both nineteenth American piracies which should sate any piracy reader's taste for bloodletting. In all, a worthwhile collection.

  • Mark Goodwin
    2019-04-29 15:32

    A somewhat interesting read but not a novel as much as a reporting of the judicial process against those engaged in piracy. Nontheless, it was a "rude awakening" of how evil some men could be. This book also shows that the lawyers of days gone by were as formidiable and efficient as those of today. The last segment (that involving Tardy) I found to be very interesting - how the plot was carried out and the deliberate violence which came with it. Not a book to be read by anyone who is "squeamish".

  • Teressa
    2019-05-07 08:27

    I listened to the Audible version."Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds & Last Words Review"I really enjoyed listening to this one. I love listening to the pirate trials. Some savory characters indeed.As always, Jack Chekijian did a wonderful job narrating this book. He's one of the best as well as one of my favorites.Audiobook received for an honest review.

  • Jennifer Ellision
    2019-04-26 08:46

    The majority of this was super dry with just a couple of interesting tidbits here and there (longest slog: a transcript of a trial with a very convoluted piracy con) BUT this was worth reading for the last trial. Freaking fascinating example of piracy with bonus fascinating background on the man who hatched the plot.

  • Jack
    2019-04-24 09:37

    This is a collection court proceedings concerning pirates on trial. Reading official court documents can be a bit trying, and these are historical in nature. Plus some are from other countries, so that adds to the difficulty. But kind of interesting reading

  • Bettye McKee
    2019-05-04 16:24

    This book is exactly what it claims to be: Pirate Trials. The majority of the book is ponderous court proceedings. In equally ponderous language, the prisoners and witnesses describe the events that led to the charges, so there is some "pirate adventure" involved.While I have no wish to be a "book killer," my rating of two stars reflects my opinion that "it was ok" but difficult to read. There were some errors, possibly stemming from the transition to ebook, such as "seen" for "been" or "mouth" for "month."I can recommend this book to die-hard fans of pirate doings. You'll find some actual pirate doings in "Pirate Trials: Dastardly Deeds and Last Words."

  • Andrew Western
    2019-05-08 10:25

    Great book. This is part of history not taught in schools, at least when I was in school, but probably should be. It made changes to how we live today as a result. Ken's history related books are great reading material because they make you feel like you are right there witnessing what is going on at the time through his very vivid descriptions.

  • Ian Hallam
    2019-04-28 13:39

    Pretty hard going in places due to the transcripts from 1800's pirate trials in America, also the book has not been proof read after being transposed to the kindle edition as theer are numerous spelling and grammatical mistakes throughout the book.

  • Michael
    2019-05-06 10:38

    What you see is what you get with this book. It largely consists of transcripts from trial involving piracy. Some are far more interesting reading than others.

  • Laesar
    2019-05-05 09:20

    struggled with this book.

  • Rex
    2019-04-24 14:32

    Sadly not in my taste. But as far as I know the Kindle is free so give it a tryDetailed review http://www.readingghost.blogspot.dk/2...