The Only Life That Mattered (Paperback)

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

By James L. Nelson

McBooks Press, 9781590130605, 414pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2004

List Price: 24.95*
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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.