The Only Life That Mattered (Paperback)

The Short and Merry Lives of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackam

By James L. Nelson

McBooks Press, 9781590130605, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004

List Price: 24.95*
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Description

Fed up with an outlaw existence, Calico Jack Rackam swears off the pirate life, until he meets Anne Bonny, a woman who would as soon stab a man as give him a good tumble—that is, unless he's a pirate. Soon Jack finds himself out on the high seas, with Anne by his side and his men spoiling for action.


About the Author

James Nelson, a former professional sailor, is committed to bringing to life, through fiction and nonfiction, America's historical connection with the sea. His writing covers a wide range of America's maritime heritage, from piracy in Colonial Virginia to the naval action of the Civil War. He lives in Harpswell, Maine.


Praise For The Only Life That Mattered: The Short and Merry Lives of Anne Bonny, Mary Read, and Calico Jack Rackam

"Nelson's portrayal of the pirate menace and its unique seagoing society is thorough, accurate, colorful, and utterly convincing, providing a full broadside of reading entertainment."  —Publishers Weekly


"[Nelson is] a master of both his period and the English language."  —Patrick O'Brian