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Crimson Waters: True Tales of Adventure. Looting, Kidnapping, Torture, and Piracy on the High Seas

Crimson Waters: True Tales of Adventure. Looting, Kidnapping, Torture, and Piracy on the High Seas

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A New York Times bestsellling author separates history from myth from the Pharaohs to Blackbeard and Captain Kidd to today.

Soon after the first maritime trade routes became operational, seafaring bandits appeared to prey upon the cargo, crews, and ships of others. Crimson Waters traces the history of piracy around the globe, stretching back from its roots in 2500 BCE, through the Golden Age of Piracy in the 17th and 18th centuries, and up to the modern-day pirates who still threaten boats along coastlines and on the open seas.

This journey through history includes:
  • Evidence of "Sea People" during the reigns of Egyptian Pharaohs
  • The raids and pillaging of seafaring Vikings
  • The tales of Blackbeard, the Barbarossa Brothers, Calico Jack, Captain Kidd, Sir Francis Drake, and Madam Cheng
  • A historical account of the real pirates of the Caribbean
  • Pirates of the modern age and why the occupation has persevered
  • And more

Crimson Waters satisfies all the armchair swashbucklers who long for a sense of adventure and the history buffs looking to spruce up their knowledge of maritime exploits.

Author: Don Mann, Kraig Becker
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Published: 06/07/2022
Pages: 296
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.90lbs
Size: 9.13h x 6.14w x 0.71d
ISBN: 9781510754874

About the Author
Don Mann is a former Navy SEAL, renowned world-Class adventure athlete, New York Times Best Selling Author, and a motivational speaker. He has written fourteen books, both fiction and nonfiction, including Inside SEAL Team Six: My Life and Missions with America's Elite Warriors;The U.S. Navy SEAL Survival Handbook, and SEAL Team Six: Hunt the Wolf. Mann has been a frequent guest on radio and television shows, sharing his unique insights and knowledge with viewers of FOX, CNN, ABC, and numerous others. His popular "Reaching Beyond Boundaries" presentation has enthralled and inspired thousands, and as an athlete he has competed in multiple Ironman triathlons, dozens of adventure races, and countless marathons. He lives in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mann's website is

Kraig Becker is a freelance writer, journalist, and consultant who covers mountaineering expeditions, polar exploration, adventure travel, and other outdoor pursuits. He is the editor of The Adventure Blog, the founder of The Adventure Podcast, and a contributor to online and print outlets like National Geographic, Outside magazine, Popular Mechanics, Gear Institute, Digital Trends, OutdoorX4 magazine and others. He serves as the Adventure and Outdoor Travel Expert for His first book is Reaching Beyond Boundaries with co-author Don Mann. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
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