Jewaicious Review – Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean

   No, this is not a book about a popular theme park ride, or a book about a series of films originally based on the name of a theme park ride.  It is a factual and historical book about pirates of the Caribbean…Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean.

If you are looking for a fascinating book detailing the history of Jewish pirates of the Caribbean, then this is the book for you!  Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean: How a Generation of Swashbuckling Jews Carved Out an Empire in the New World in Their Quest for Treasure, Religious Freedom–and Revenge, by Edward Kritzler, jumped out at me in the book store, beckoning me with its visual hook.

It was an intriguing and nonstop read for me. To call it fascinating, would be oversimplifying the historically accurate book.   The pages are filled with intrigue and compelling content, and intense documentation on the settling of Jews in Jamaica.  From sailors and spies, to swashbucklers and rogues on the high seas, to scoundrels and scallywags, to investors and merchants, to ship magnates and buccaneers, bankers and historical figures, the book often reads like an adventure story, when in fact it is based on historical reality.  Kritzler has certainly done his research, and his efforts are much more than spectacular!

I don’t want to spoil the book for anyone. It is a must-read!  Jewish Pirates of the Caribbean, by Edward Kritzler is a book that is in my personal library.  It is a book of immense historical importance. I  highly recommend it to everyone!

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