Long John Silverstein

Jewish Pirawtes of the CaribbeanJewish Pirates of the Caribbean
Kritzler
2008

It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day! (Click here if you want the official website.)

Now, before everyone gets mad, let me just say that this isn’t a bad book at all. It’s actually very interesting, and I read a bit of it myself. I don’t know – maybe I’m the only one, and I know that I have a juvenile sense of humor – but the title just strikes me as funny! It simply begged me to post it. This book is a great choice for public libraries, and is really quite fascinating.

I still think the title is funny, and sometimes that’s the only criteria we need here at ALB.

Harrrdy Harrr Harrrr, me mateys!
Holly

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  1. I’ve wanted to read this one since it came out. By the way, Michael Chabon thinks his book “Gentlemen of the Road” should have been titled “Jews with Swords.” I think he’s right!

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  2. For the record, my 10 year old pirate-obsessed, Jewish son LOVED hearing the stories I gleaned from this book. I’ll agree that the title could come across as funny, but the book itself is an awesome overview of a really unique period in history.

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  3. I read this book, and, even though I work at a University and should probably (definitely) know better, I showed it to everyone I worked with. “Isn’t this AWESOME????”

    And yes, it’s actually worth a read 🙂

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