Under the Black Ensign: A Pirate Adventure of Loot, Love and War on the Open Seas (Historical Fiction Short Stories Collection) (Paperback)

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Long before Captain Jack Sparrow raised hell with the Pirates of the Caribbean, Tom Bristol sailed to hell and back Under the Black Ensign. That's where the real adventure begins.

Bristol's had plenty of bad luck in his life. Press-ganged into serving aboard a British vessel, he's felt the cruel captain's lash on his back. Then, freed from his servitude by pirates, his good fortune immediately takes a bad turn ... the buccaneers accuse him of murder and leave him to die on a deserted island. Now all he has left are a few drops of water, a gun and just enough bullets to put himself out of his misery.

But Bristol's luck is about to change. Finding himself in the unexpected company of a fiery woman, he rescues a slave ship, unsheathes his sword, raises a pirate flag of his own and sets off to make love and war on the open seas in this nautical adventure.

In his early twenties, Hubbard led the two-and-a-half-month, five-thousand-mile Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition. He followed that with the West Indies Mineralogical Expedition near San Juan, Puerto Rico, in which he completed the island's first mineralogical survey as an American territory. It was during these two journeys that Hubbard became an expert on the Caribbean's colorful history--an expertise he drew on to write stories like Under the Black Ensign.

"A riveting tale of sailing ships, piracy and the high seas." --Midwest Book Review

* A National Indie Excellence Award Winner

About the Author


As one of the 20 top bestselling authors of all time, with more than 325 million works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard stands alongside an illustrious company of writers. But he also stands alone as an author who actually lived many of the stories he wrote."

Praise For…


“One of the masters of pulp science fiction.”
—Library Journal

“A master of the fast-action short story.”
—Robert A. Heinlein

“. . . the adventure ones are just so much fun, that you wish
there were more things written like them.”
—Kevin J. Anderson

“Errol Flynn would feel quite at home in Hubbard’s ripping yarn… replete with swordplay, marooning and naval battles with ships lost in the roiling fog of cannon smoke.  Supplementing the illustrated text are an extensive glossary of nautical and period terms.”
—Publishers Weekly about Under the Black Ensign



“Also very highly recommended in this outstanding series is
L. Ron Hubbard’s Under the Black Ensign, a riveting tale
of sailing ships, piracy and the high seas.”
—Midwest Book Review



Product Details
ISBN: 9781592123391
ISBN-10: 1592123392
Publisher: Galaxy Press (CA)
Publication Date: September 8th, 2008
Pages: 121
Language: English
Series: Historical Fiction Short Stories Collection