The Privateersman

The Electronic Book Company
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In this highly acclaimed free ebook (series introductory offer), first published in 2013, Dorset lad Tom Andrews escapes the hangman’s noose only to find himself shanghaied onto a Caribbean-bound privateering ship, before he and crewmate Joseph, escape to America carrying the ship's booty. They thrive in the vile corruptness of New York - a town fated to be on the losing side in the Revolutionary War. Betrayed and forced to return to Britain, they seek riches in the early industrial boom. Tom relishes money, but also secretly yearns for love and social standing. His hopes rise on meeting Lady Verity, the beautiful daughter of an impoverished aristocrat. To get you acquainted with the author of this critically acclaimed series, Book One is available as a free ebook.

Topics: free ebooks, English historical fiction, English historical fiction, Revolutionary War, free ebook, free historical fiction, pirates, pirate books, American history, stand-alone novels, -- Recommended for people who like the Hornblower series, books by Frederick Marryat, and finely-crafted, classical historical fiction,

-- Typical online reviewer comments

Although newly published, The Privateersman trumps most of the free ebooks in the classic genre that I've read

Definitely one of the most memorable historical fiction free ebooks I've ever read!

This may be the first book I have read non-stop since 1985."

This book is an instant classic.  Can't wait to read the next one.

A POOR MAN AT THE GATE SERIES
Book One: The Privateersman (Category: free ebooks)
Book Two: Nouveau Riche
Book Three: Born To Privilege
Book Four: The Pain Of Privilege
Book Five: Privilege Preserved
Book Six: Illusions Of Change 
Book Seven: The Old Order 
Book Eight: The Wages Of Virtue 
Book Nine: A Parade Of Virtue 
Book Ten: The Vice Of Virtue 
Book Eleven: Projected release date, October, 2015 

This highly acclaimed series is available in all major online ebook stores.

Published by The Electronic Book Company - A New York Times Best-seller Listed Publisher. 

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About the author

I graduated from university in 1968 with a degree in Politics, Economics and Economic History, taught Economics and Economic History for ten years, including a spell in Papua New Guinea, got bored and returned to PNG as a trainer and operational police officer. I remained there with my family, still keeping up my interest in Economic History - including Australasia - then worked contracts in the Middle East until my wife's ill-health and eventual death meant setting up a family base in the UK. History, and collecting Victorian glass, my sole hobbies, apart from looking after three St Bernards.

Published in late 2013, The Privateersman was my first published novel. Since then I have written several more books in this series with more planned for publication. The Duty and Destiny Series was written earlier, but because of the big interest in the, ‘A Poor Man at the Gate Series,’ my publisher urged me to revise the series for publication. As long as people continue to read my books, I will continue to write about history - a subject close to my heart.

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Publisher
The Electronic Book Company
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Published on
Dec 9, 2013
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Pages
176
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Classics
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Sagas
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This content is DRM free.
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Available on Android devices
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CONTENT WARNING: Intended for mature adult readers not offended by profanity and graphic (but never gratuitous!) sex scenes. Due to the emotional way in which the author presents the subject matter (past and present), the books might cause triggers while reading. Please read the Author's Notes at the beginnings of each book before reading further.

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