REVIEW: A History of Pirates: Blood and Thunder on the High Seas

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Like pirates? Who doesn’t these days? Nigel Cawthorne brings us ‘A History of Pirates’ information and stories of the real pirates, and their victims. It covers privateers, buccaneers, the weapons, ships, what the pirate life was like and some of the more famious pirates in history. Part history book part adventure. 240 pages that you’ll most likely fly through, it’s very well written, I’d call this on a page turner. If you like history, or pirates, or both check it out.

Get A History of Pirates: Blood and Thunder on the High Seas from Amazon HERE

Releases worth getting Oct 27, 2009

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This is a new feature for Uncle Critic, about the only thing that will break the ‘reviews’ mold. Every week I’m going to list upcoming DVD and CD releases. This will not be a list of everything that is coming out that week but just the stuff worth getting. Most likely updated every Sunday.
Releases worth getting Oct 27, 2009
DVDs:
Monty Python: Almost The Truth – The six part mini-series on the IFC Chanel comes to DVD.
Monty Python: The Other British Invasion – If anyone purchased the old complete DVD set of Monty Python’s Flying Circus they may have been annoyed when a new set of it came out with a couple new documentaries. Well this DVD is basically those documentries in one nice location, now you don’t have to re-buy if you already own the old set.
The Best of Monty Python – A best of for thoes that don’t own the complete series.
Django Shoots First (1966) – Yet another sequal from the Django series.
Night of the Creeps – The classic horror movie from ’86 FINALLY gets a DVD release, I’ve been waiting years for this one.
Tales from the Darkside: The Second Season – The classic TV series got a season 1 release not long ago, here comes season 2.
The Prisoner: The Complete Series Megaset (Collector’s Edition) – Amazing show, this is a new set with new features. I believe it’s remastered as well.
Life After People: The Complete Season One – Pretty sweet ‘what if’ type series on the History Channel.
Ax Men: The Complete Season One – If anyone’s seen Ax Men they know it rules, History Channel with another big win.
Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown – Looks to be a sweet ass documentary on  H.P. Lovecraft, I hear a few top name horror directors are involved here (I personally expect to see Carpenter and Gordon).
Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows – The ‘Bret Hart side of the story’ documentary about the famious ’97 Screw job. This was made years ago, first release on DVD. Apperently it comes with a bonus never before released on DVD,The Life And Death Of Owen Hart.
Music:
B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King: The Four Kings of Blues Guitar
John Lee Hooker: Live at Soledad Prison/Never Get Out of These Blues Alive [IMPORT]
Bob Dylan: Self Portrait
Sweat & Tears Blood: Child Is Father to the Man
Kenny Rogers: The Greatest Duets
Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (3 CD) [BOX SET]
Deep Purple: Who Do We Think We Are (180 Gram Vinyl Reissue)
Hawkwind: Strange Daze ’97
Sacred Steel: Carnage Victory [IMPORT]
Boris: Boris at Last – Feedbacker
R.A. The Rugged Man: Legendary Classics, Vol. 1 (Personal most anticipated music release of the week!!)
Swollen Members: Armed To The Teeth
Snowgoons: The Trojan Horse
Tech N9ne: k.o.d.
Kool Keith & Denis Deft: Bikinis and Thongs Collection
The Nerves: Live at the Pirate’s Cove [LIMITED EDITION] [LIVE]

This is a new feature for Uncle Critic, about the only thing that will break the ‘reviews’ mold. Every week I’m going to list upcoming DVD and CD releases. This will not be a list of everything that is coming out that week but just the stuff worth getting. Most likely updated every Sunday.

Releases worth getting Oct 27, 2009

DVDs:

Monty Python: Almost The Truth – The six part mini-series on the IFC Chanel comes to DVD.

Monty Python: The Other British Invasion – If anyone purchased the old complete DVD set of Monty Python’s Flying Circus they may have been annoyed when a new set of it came out with a couple new documentaries. Well this DVD is basically those documentaries in one nice location, now you don’t have to re-buy if you already own the old set.

The Best of Monty Python – A best of for those that don’t own the complete series.

Django Shoots First (1966) – Yet another sequel from the Django series.

Night of the Creeps – The classic horror movie from ’86 FINALLY gets a DVD release, I’ve been waiting years for this one.

Tales from the Darkside: The Second Season – The classic TV series got a season 1 release not long ago, here comes season 2.

The Prisoner: The Complete Series Megaset (Collector’s Edition) – Amazing show, this is a new set with new features. I believe it’s remastered as well.

Life After People: The Complete Season One – Pretty sweet ‘what if’ type series on the History Channel.

Ax Men: The Complete Season One – If anyone’s seen Ax Men they know it rules, History Channel with another big win.

Lovecraft: Fear of the Unknown – Looks to be a sweet ass documentary on  H.P. Lovecraft, I hear a few top name horror directors are involved here (I personally expect to see Carpenter and Gordon).

Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows – The ‘Bret Hart side of the story’ documentary about the famous ’97 Screw job. This was made years ago, first release on DVD. Apparently it comes with a bonus never before released on DVD,The Life And Death Of Owen Hart.

Music:

B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, Earl King: The Four Kings of Blues Guitar

John Lee Hooker: Live at Soledad Prison/Never Get Out of These Blues Alive [IMPORT]

Bob Dylan: Self Portrait

Kenny Rogers: The Greatest Duets

Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (3 CD) [BOX SET]

Deep Purple: Who Do We Think We Are (180 Gram Vinyl Reissue)

Hawkwind: Strange Daze ’97

Sacred Steel: Carnage Victory [IMPORT]

Boris: Boris at Last – Feedbacker

R.A. The Rugged Man: Legendary Classics, Vol. 1 (Personal most anticipated music release of the week!!)

Swollen Members: Armed To The Teeth

Snowgoons: The Trojan Horse

Tech N9ne: k.o.d.

Kool Keith & Denis Deft: Bikinis and Thongs Collection

The Nerves: Live at the Pirate’s Cove [LIMITED EDITION] [LIVE]

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