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Under the BlackEnsign 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 o

  • Title: Under the BlackEnsign
  • Author: L. Ron Hubbard
  • ISBN: 9781592123391
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 gooLong 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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    About "L. Ron Hubbard"

    1. L. Ron Hubbard

      With 19 New York Times bestsellers and than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and 40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L Ron Hubbard In 1950, he wrote one of the bestselling books of all time, Dianetics The Modern Science Mental Health His researches into the mind and spirit continued with the publication of additional titles on Dianetics and Scientology.In celebration of his fiftieth anniversary as an author, he again returned to the forefront of popular literature with his monumental epics Battlefield Earth and the ten volume Mission Earth series Together, these titles dominated international bestseller lists for than 200 weeks, and still remain among the all time classic works of modern speculative fiction.Known Pseudonyms Frederick EngelhardtKurt von RachenRene LaFayete Rene La Fayette Ren LafayetteFrankie RohneWinchester Remington ColtLt Jonathan DalyCapt Charles GordonCapt L Ron HubbardBernard HubbelMichael KeithLegionnaire 148Legionnaire 14830Ken MartinScott MorganLt Scott MorganBarry RandolphCapt Humbert Reynolds

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    1. Probably 3.5 rounded up. A pretty straight-forward pulp pirate tale. L. Ron Hubbard was one of the 1,000,000 word a year authors of the pulp era. He is better known in this era for creating Scientology. His pulp writing has nothing to do with his later pursuits. Surprisingly, despite a slave trade ship being part of this tale, blacks are not relegated to stereotypical behavior. This is not a full novel, but probably qualifies as a novella?


    2. I was pleasantly surprised with Hubbard's adventure tale of Captain Bristol and "Jim". All I had known of his writing prior to this is the Scientology headlines and a compilation book I was assigned to read in college but never did. I received both the soft cover and CD of this book from Galaxy Press at Book Expo America and I could not be happier I stopped at their booth. I really enjoyed the quality of these both. The voice acting and style of the CD was great and I really enjoyed listening to [...]


    3. Three stars is a gift. I've never read any of Hubbarb's work and wonder what his writing was like before. Not bad, but not great. Action story which exhibits a good sense of place and time, though gets several big details wrong about ships of war in 1680. But, hey, it's pulp fiction.For a story written in 1935, it shows amazing sensitively toward women and black characters.Kevin J. Anderson's introduction doesn't quite square with the entry on Hubbard. I have no way of determining which is corr [...]


    4. I received this book as part of a First Reads Giveaway.Under the Black Ensign by L. Ron Hubbard is classic pulp fiction. As such it is a quick, fun read that is great for all ages. Even though short in length, Under the Black Ensign has a well developed story line and characters. The bright paperback cover fits the story perfectly and invites you in to a quick hour of reading pleasure. I have enjoyed reading several of L. Ron Hubbard's other early pulp fiction works before and this one is defin [...]


    5. I assure you, Hubbard is the most talent writer. Every the best & unexpected subject - comes from Hubbard's books. This story is awesome. You should read it. His fiction books can make you life better. All his books can give good advices for all your life's spheres)


    6. This is one of a number of books that appear in the Golden Age series. For those of you who may be worried that the book may contain references to scientology or dianetics, for which this Author appears to be well-known, you need not worry. At no point in my reading of this did I find any references to either of these.If you are a reader that is looking for a no frills, straight to the action kind of book, this one will be right up your alley. Like most books written in this era and classified a [...]


    7. I received my copy of “Under the Black Ensign” through ’ First Reads program. The book arrived this afternoon, its garish cover promising an equally unsubtle and colorful tale. It did not disappoint. What a fantastic distillation of swashbuckling exploits! I had only planned to skim a few pages and then set it aside to read over the weekend but became entirely caught up in the story and finished it almost before I realized I had started. With nearly every piratical activity you could think [...]


    8. I will also do a video review here at my channel: youtube/magicofbooks"Under the Black Ensign" by L. Ron Hubbard is a pirate adventure story that follows that of Tom Bristol who was press-ganged into serving the British navy. After nearly killing the Lord High Governor, Bristol is sentenced to 100 lashes, but before he receives those lashes, the ship is boarded by pirates and Bristol is set free. Bristol's story is a tale of adventure. First he's accused of murdering another pirate, he's also ac [...]


    9. First Reads Giveaway Book.------------------------------------Another fast-action short story involving swashbuckling pirates in the Caribbean waters. The recent publication of Under the Black Ensign covers the adventures of Tom Bristol, former first mate of the ship Randolph and later as the captain of the pirate ship Falcon. It was an easy to read story. Yet, it was filled with many nautical terms that I didn’t know. Fortunately, this book contained a glossary of these terms.The author, L. R [...]


    10. I received "Under the Black Ensign" by L. Ron Hubbard in exchange for my honest review. This is the first book I have read from this author. He did a wonderful job helping me visualize the story. I don't know much about ships and pirates but the book has a large glossary and I actually learned a lot by reading this book. The novel has a little bit of everything rolled into a well written short story. Action, suspense, educational, and a great love story. The story begins in 1680 aboard the HMS T [...]


    11. This may have been the first Audio Book and paperback from the Golden Age by L Ron Hubbard's that I experienced and it is an excellent one set in the Caribbean 1680.Tom Bristol the hero in this tale gets in bad with the haughty Lord High Governor when while working high in the rigging his marlinspike slips from his fingers and narrowly misses bouncing the later's pompous head and hits the deck.Loaded with adventure, suspense and plot twists, this is an excellent historical novel. It gave me a fl [...]


    12. *This review is for a book received through a First Reads book giveaway*I have read L. Ron Hubbard's science fiction before, but never any of his other genre works.And I must say, he had a way with words.This story took me back in time, to a place where pirates were brutal, violent and menacing. The story's pacing was fast and the adventure was never running short.The vocabulary he used, as well as the terminology in the beginning, gives you a clear portrayal of the ship. And the emotion of the [...]


    13. When it comes to cheesy pulp fiction Hubbard was a genius. This is your typical pirate adventure story. It follows closely to a popular format for these kinds of books. The main character is a good man that falls into piracy because of the corupt government of his country. He becomes the antihero and the hero same as the pirates are the good guys and the bad guys. But the ovious bad guys are of course the government that gets beaten by the pirates at the end. Lets not forget there is a woman pre [...]


    14. One of the more enjoyable pirate-based stories that I've read recently. The language was authentic enough to keep me engaged in the story, and the characters were believable in their bluster, fears and hopes.About the only thing that had me squinting was the ease with which Bristol sailed through the Caribbean. Everything turned out for the best with him, despite the many attempts by others to make his life difficult.Still, that's understandable, since he was the main character of this short sto [...]


    15. Having never read any pulp fiction, I was unsure what to expect when starting this book. The story follows Tom Bristol and "Jim" as they expand from working aboard a British ship to becoming pirates. Under the Black Ensign is a quick easy read but as enough storyline to keep it interesting. I do wish there was a lot more fleshing out of the characters and plot line but from what I understand, pulp fiction is more quick stories than in depth detail plots. This is not a book I would have normally [...]


    16. I enjoy taking a break from my other book review reads and reading the pulp fiction of L. Ron Hubbard. The books are an easy read that typically only take me a few hours to read, but take me to a different place altogether.Under the Black Ensign made me giggle as I found myself reading much of the book in pirate talk.The joy of this quick, easy read is that it has the suspense, action and romance all wrapped into one short story without it taking me forever to get to the point and spending days [...]


    17. A fun to read pirate adventure from the 1930s with the language of the time and suitable reading for all ages. Tom Bristol runs into numerous problems leading him to piracy on the high seas and the adventures continued. Although written well before I was born, I found this an enjoyable book to read. Mr. L. Ron Hubbard lived a life of adventure and provided the public with some adventures they would never have had. Thanks to Galaxy Press and for the oppertunity to read and review this fine work [...]


    18. What a wonderfully written tale, action packed adventure on the high seas and ocean blue, the year is 1680. Sailing ships, man-o'-war, HMS Terror, and great characters make for a totally enjoyable, fast read. I was pleasantly surprised and would like to read other short story adventures by this author. A clean, character building read for kids and older alike. Includes a few interesting pages about L. Ron Hubbard. Thank you GoodReads, first-reads for this chance to win this book, which I did thr [...]


    19. I won a free copy of this book on GoodReads, so thanks to them and to the publisher (Galaxy Press).That was fun. I've read L. Ron Hubbard before, but mainly the Battlefield Earth and Mission Earth books. While those were epic and sprawling, this book is an example of Hubbard's early work, his many pulp adventures.This one is a pirate tale. It was quickly paced and enjoyable, with lots of action and even a bit of intrigue. A damsel (not always in distress) is also included.


    20. A fun read and every bit as entertaining as advertised. Some people turn their noses up at the pulp stories of the 30's and 40's. But when it came to whipping up white-knuckled tales of adventure, authors like L. Ron Hubbard were masters of the craft. It's been a while since I enjoyed a great adventure story and it looks like I'll have to dive back into more books from this period when stories were meant to be fun and not grim and dreary.


    21. I liked this book. A quick, simple read that was entertaining and appropriate for readers of all ages. No sex, no graphic volience, no vulgar language, but still a great story with plenty of action.I won this book through the giveaway program. What a great program and I want to thank Galaxy Press for making this book available. I hope that the entire collection of L. Ron Hubbard's work finds a huge market of readers that will enjoy his wide range of settings and adventures.


    22. I received Under the Black Ensign as a free audiobook from the publisher. I have enjoyed listening to several other stories from the Golden Age previously. The sound effects are fantastic. The readers do an excellent job. There is always enough suspense to hold the listeners attention. This was another very enjoyable book by L. Ron Hubbard.


    23. Received this as a free gift here on . This is a well written pirate tale. The story contains all of the elements one looks for in a good story - interesting characters, drama, a bit of romance. Although it is not in a style that I typically read, I do recognize that it is well written.





    24. Originally serialized in 1935, this slender pirate adventure can be read in under an hour, and if you like pulp fiction, it's a reasonably enjoyable hour. The late 17th-century Caribbean was the Wild West of the ocean, with various navies and affiliated freelancers roaming around seeking plunder. Plenty of swashbuckling fiction has been set on these high seas, to my mind, the best of which is Rafael Sabatini's Captain Blood. And like that book, the hero of this story is destined for death, only [...]



    25. There’s something refreshing about reading classic pulp fiction. All pretentiousness and pretense of literary ambition is stripped away, and the story stands revealed in it’s sole purpose–to entertain the reader, to transport him or her to distant lands and other ages. Some swear by “literature,” citing themes and hidden meaning and looking down their noses at what they deem inferior, the publishing ghettos of “genre fiction.” Perhaps I’ve reacted a bit against that, but genre fi [...]


    26. Thanks to LibraryThing for awarding this book to me through their giveaway!The Story.Tom Bristol didn’t volunteer to serve on the HMS Terror. He was first mate on the Randolph when he was gang-pressed into the service of Captain Manville. But his resentment didn’t compel him to hurl a belaying pin at the Lord High Governor of Nevis, passenger aboard the Terror. Oh, no. That was an accident…Neither Sir Charles Stukely nor Captain Manville are convinced by Bristol’s protestations of innoce [...]


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