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Pirate Hunters
Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship | Robert Kurson
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE • A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea—his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard’s, more daring than Kidd’s. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate’s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it’s only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before. Fast-paced and filled with suspense, fascinating characters, history, and adventure, Pirate Hunters is an unputdownable story that goes deep to discover truths and souls long believed lost.Praise for Pirate Hunters“You won’t want to put [it] down.”—Los Angeles Times “An exceptional adventure . . . Highly recommended to readers who delight in adventure, suspense, and the thrill of discovering history at their fingertips.”—Library Journal (starred review) “A terrific read . . . The book gallops along at a blistering pace, shifting us deftly between the seventeenth century and the present day.”—Diver “Nonfiction with the trademarks of a novel: the plots and subplots, the tension and suspense . . . [Kurson has] found gold.”—The Dallas Morning News “Rollicking . . . a fascinating [story] about the world of pirates, piracy, and priceless treasures.”—The Boston Globe “[Kurson’s] narration is just as engrossing as the subject.”—The Christian Science Monitor “A wild ride [and an] extraordinary adventure . . . Kurson’s own enthusiasm, combined with his copious research and an eye for detail, makes for one of the most mind-blowing pirate stories of recent memory, one that even the staunchest landlubber will have a hard time putting down.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)“The two contemporary pirate-ship seekers of Mr. Kurson’s narrative are as daring, intrepid, tough and talented as Blood and Sparrow—and Bannister. . . . As depicted by the author, they are real-life Hemingway heroes.”—The Wall Street Journal “[Kurson] takes his knowledge of the underwater world and applies it to the ‘Golden Age of Piracy’ . . . thrillingly detailing the highs and lows of chasing not just gold and silver but also history.”—Booklist“A great thriller full of tough guys and long odds . . . and: It’s all true.”—Lee ChildFrom the Hardcover edition.
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CrowCAH
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#TallShipCelebration #TSC2019 #Hunter

This is a great book about two divers who didn‘t give up on their quest to find the sunken treasure of the Golden Fleece, Joseph Bannister‘s ship!

Thanks to fellow Litten @PirateJenny I own a copy!

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CrowCAH
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#MarchIntoThe70s #DancingQueen
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xFrGuyw1V8s

This is an aaarrr-mazing book about finding a lost Golden Age of Piracy ship, the Golden Fleece, Captain Bannister‘s ship!!!

Did he or did he not dance (queen) the hempin‘ jig?

Thank you @PirateJenny for the book!!!

Cinfhen Arrrr.mazing pick 💕 5mo
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CrowCAH
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Started this #Pirate 🏴‍☠️ #Audiobook today! Given to me by Piratess @PirateJenny ! ☠️⚔️⚓️

wanderinglynn That looks awesome! I‘ll be interested to hear what you think. 5mo
LeahBergen I really enjoyed this one! 5mo
wordzie So 😎 5mo
CrowCAH @wanderinglynn so far, it‘s engaging! 5mo
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CrowCAH
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Started this #Pirate 🏴‍☠️ #Audiobook today! Given to me by Piratess @PirateJenny ! ☠️⚔️⚓️

(Sorry for the duplicate post)

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Kaye
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2 older treasure hunters want to make one last dive for treasure, since it's physically demanding and expensive. They are searching for an authentic pirate ship. Only one has ever been discovered before. The pirate from this ship's name was John Bannister. He was a respected merchant captain for England, but one day he decided to switch sides and become a pirate. Exciting book about an underwater search for treasure.

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Melissa_J
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I read this book last year, and it fits today's #treasure prompt nicely. It's about the quest to find the sunken Golden Fleece, pirate Joseph Bannister's ship. #Whatawaytolive #Pirateslife

LeahBergen This was a fun one! ☠️ 2y
CrowCAH Who better to hunt Treasure than pirates?! "The gold calls to us..." ? 2y
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Cinfhen
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From my GoodReads TBR ~~ I must have read an interesting review... #PiratesLife

Cinfhen Seems like a good way to spend a Saturday @LeahBergen 😜 2y
LeahBergen This was a good one! It made me want to go hunting treasure. 😂 2y
LeahBergen Oops! I just changed a typo and now my message is underneath yours. 😂 2y
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Melissa_J I've read this one, too. It was really interesting. 2y
CrowCAH Thanks; love the tall ship moon pic! My TBR is already growing with this photo challenge! ☺️ It does look good! Pirate treasure hunters we be! ☠️ 2y
Reviewsbylola That looks like it could be really interesting! 2y
Cinfhen I know, it really does @Reviewsbylola 2y
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Macnjen
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I liked this! Great narration for audiobook, interesting story.

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PatienceFortitude
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Would you believe I'm reading this book by mistake? I put it on hold at a friend's recommendation, only to find out he meant another book, The Pirate Hunter by Richard Zacks! Oops. Enjoying this, though #librarybook

LeahBergen I really liked this one. It made me want to go treasure hunting. 😂 2y
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SharonGoforth
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ I was really wanting history but was overdosed by testosterone. I also had a problem with the justification of terror in the name of democracy. The pictures and maps were really interesting, though. #NonfictionChallenge2017

Megabooks Great review! 3y
LauraBrook I felt the same way when I read this one. So much testosterone! 3y
SharonGoforth @Ebooksandcooks Thanks! Sorry I couldn't be more positive about it.😕 3y
SharonGoforth @LauraBrook Yes, way too much! If I wasn't reading it for book club, I probably wouldn't have finished it. 3y
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SharonGoforth
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I'm trying to finish this book for book club next Tuesday. So far, this picture of Cato Levantado is the best part. Sure beats the frozen tundra that is Ohio today. #dreamingofawarmerclimate #readjanuary

RealLifeReading Oooohhhh.... 3y
MicheleinPhilly Um, yes please! 3y
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SharonGoforth
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LeahBergen Pirate Hunters is such a fun read. 👍🏼 3y
Reviewsbylola Mischling is on a lot of lists! I have it on my TBR shelf. I hope to read The Essex Serpent at some point too. 3y
SharonGoforth @LeahBergen I'll be starting it tomorrow, because I have to have it finished next week for book club 😊. Glad it's good! 3y
SharonGoforth @Reviewsbylola I'm looking forward to both of them! 3y
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jdtchicago

Treasure shows who you really are. It strips away every façade you‘ve constructed, every story you believe about yourself, and reveals the real you. If you are a miserable, lying, greedy, worthless fuck, treasure will tell you that. If you are a good and decent person, treasure will tell you that, too. And you needn‘t find a single coin to know. It‘s enough to get close to treasure, to believe it within reach, and you‘ll have your answer...

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Deserthorror
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#summerreading time. Pirates, treasure, tropical locals. Makes a mojito and pull up a porch chair. This is going to be a good yarn!

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CaseyMoore
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I devoured this book in two days. A great true adventure book. A must read for pirates, divers, and lovers of adventure.

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Christy2318
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Adventure + History

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Dayreads
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Ahoy! Fantastic story with real life adventure and fascinating people ,autographed copy and pirate booty!!! My own treasure!