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Under the Black Ensign

(2009)
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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 . . . as the pirates 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 and a crafty crew, he unsheathes his sword, raises a pirate flag of his own, and sets off to make love and war on the open seas.

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

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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Under the Black Ensign (Stories from the Golden Age)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4242-4130-8 / 978-1-4242-4130-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2013 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Under the Black Ensign
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-5581-8 / 978-1-4596-5581-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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October 2011 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Under the Black Ensign: Stories from the Golden Age (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-2947-7 / 978-1-4596-2947-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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June 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Under the Black Ensign: Read & Listen Package (Stories from the Golden Age)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-61986-145-3 / 978-1-61986-145-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press (CA)
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