Books by Peter Earle

Released: July 1, 2008

"Thorough, but too restricted in scope to appeal to general readers."
British historian Earle (The Sack of Panama: Captain Morgan and the Battle for the Caribbean, 2007, etc.) delves into the late-17th-century surge in treasure hunting and the diving technology that accompanied it. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 6, 2007

"A well-told adventure."
Meticulous chronicle of perhaps the most audacious pirate raid in history. Read full book review >
THE PIRATE WARS by Peter Earle
Released: April 14, 2005

"Offers revealing historical perspectives enlivened, but not swamped, by vivid accounts of blood-and-guts encounters."
Earle (Economic History/Univ. of London) spans the spectrum of high-seas piracy from its Elizabethan origins to its final throttling by reenergized Western naval might nearly two centuries later. Read full book review >