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Five Adventure Books Based On Real People

Art often imitates life. This is the case in these five adventure books based on real people. Who were King Arthur, 3 Musketeers, or Pirates? Find out here!

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Posted by Jimm - February 12, 2014 at 1:42 pm

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Tools Of The Trade: Pirates Of The Caribbean!

Pirate WeaponsThis Friday, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides opens up in theaters everywhere.  I wonder how it holds true with real pirates.  I am not talking about the magical aspects of the movie, but how close they get to the historical bad guys.  Pirates were the scourge of the seas.  They attacked merchant ships without mercy to steal their treasures and goods.  Sometimes they were hired by a nation to attack only enemy ships.  Others freelanced on their own.  The tools of their trade varied.  They fought with what they had on hand.  These men weren’t trained naval warriors.  They were a rag-tag group of outlaws and murderers who had nothing left to live for except for the adventure of the high sea. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - May 15, 2011 at 9:34 pm

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5 Lies We’ve Been Told About Pirates

Pirate ShipThe fourth installment of Pirates of the Caribbean comes out on May 20th and it got  me to thinking about pirates and all of the things we think we know about them. The problem is that most of the things we know about them is false.  This isn’t really surprising, since pirates were the bad guys and everything we know about them comes from trials conducted on them by foreign nations. So where do the stories come from? Books and movies, mainly.  That’s why we think of pirates as colorful and dastardly people.  In reality, they were cold, ruthless killers that were not very good human beings.  Here are some of the lies we’ve been told about them. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - May 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

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Five Best Pirate Movies of All Time

 

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Who doesn’t love a good pirate movie?  For some reason, pirate movies have drawn people to them for decades.  There is a sort of romance in the swashbuckler – part rebel, part action hero, part scoundrel.  He is a man who defies the law and the women swoon over.  The pirate is the epitome of the bad boy and he is loved by all.  Hollywood picked up on this love for adventure early on and they developed dozens of high sea adventures.  Here is a list of top five pirate films that no self-proclaimed fan should miss.  Arghhhh! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm Fowler - August 22, 2009 at 11:59 pm

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