Patriot Pirates

Patriot Pirates

Robert H. Patton


during this energetic narrative historical past, Robert H. Patton, grandson of the area battle II battlefield legend, tells a sweeping story of braveness, capitalism, naval war, and foreign political intrigue set at the excessive seas through the American Revolution. Patriot Pirates highlights the vague yet pivotal position performed through colonial privateers in defeating Britain within the American Revolution. American privateering-essentially legalized piracy-began with a ragtag squadron of latest England schooners in 1775. It fast erupted right into a monstrous seaborne insurgency concerning millions of money-mad patriots plundering Britain's maritime alternate all through Atlantic. Patton's broad study brings to existence the intense adventures of privateers as they hammered the British economic system, infuriated the Royal army, and humiliated the crown.

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