Review by: Robin Kelley, Author of Freedom Dreams - October 20, 2004
"Marcus Rediker knows pirates, and he knows how to tell a story. Villains of All Nations is a must read; don't wait for the movie!"
Review by: Ira Berlin, Distinguished University Professor, Univ of Maryland - October 20, 2004
"[Pirates] created life under the flag of death, liberty in a world of despotism, and equality where hierarchy dwelled. They also made an already savage world more barbarous. Understanding these conundrums requires placing the Jolly Roger in the context of history while respecting its place in the popular imagination. Marcus Rediker accomplishes both tasks with intelligence, insight, and balance, attentive both of the lives pirates would live and of the lives they did live."
Review: Publishers Weekly - October 20, 2004
"Immensely readable . . . [Villains of All Nations] provides penetrating background to our enduring cultural fascination with the seafaring outlaws."
Review by: Frank McLynn, New Statesman - October 20, 2004
"Rediker's pleasingly taut and lucid book is a minor classic in what is now becoming the fascinating sub-genre of 'piracy studies.'"