- Publisher: Penguin Books (1969)
- Language: English
- ASIN: B000H7K92U
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,770,496 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
This book is a great read for those that are interested in pirates.
It is an easy-to-read narrative about the real-life environment and adventures of the first pirates of the Caribbean - and it's written by a 17th-century buccaneer!
While there are exaggerations, on the whole it provides an excellent first-hand account of life in the Americas when piracy was at its zenith.
I read this book as a child some 50 years ago, and often hankered to read it again. I stumbled upon my copy in an old bookshop in San Juan's antique fortress book-store. Read morePublished 1 month ago by mud-skipper
Packed with history and information about the men, islands, plants, animals, hunting, routes, and everything else that you could ever want to know!Published 7 months ago by Austin Molcyk
Any one looking to fill in the gaps of our history would enjoy this. I was not aware that the West Indies played a very crucial role in our history and that the "pirates"... Read morePublished 9 months ago by nancy butler
step back in history and relive what the pirates were really like. aint nothing like hollywood portrays but the real thingPublished 10 months ago by Bill Wallace
The Buccaneers of America is a great book on pirates! Captain Morgan is discussed in this book. A must read for all pirate buffs!Published on July 18, 2008 by D. L. Dodds
Exquemelin's account of Carribbean piracy is a classic - it details not only the exploits of a number of individual pirates (l'Olonnaise, Pierre le Grande, Cpt. Read morePublished on April 2, 2008 by doc peterson
This book was very interesting and did not put me to sleep. It kept the history poignant and interesting and did not slow me down at all. Read morePublished on March 23, 2008 by Timothy Lassiter
This book was a good account of the violence that ensued when the Buccaneers went in search of gold, liquor and women. Read morePublished on January 15, 2008 by MJ.
Originally published in Dutch, this version is translated by Alexis Brown. The author, Alexander O. Exquemelin (spelling varies widely between versions and sources), provides a... Read morePublished on June 25, 2007 by David Stapleton