A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates

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ISBN-13: 978-1585745586
ISBN-10: 1585745588
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Originally published in 1724, this famous account of the lives and exploits of the most notorious pirates of the day was an immediate success. Written by the mysterious Captain Johnson (who was for some years thought to be Robinson Crusoe author Daniel Defoe), it appeared in the book world at a time now described as "The Golden Age of Piracy."With his dramatic writing style, which vividly captures the realities of their savage existence, the author documents specific events, including trials, of a number of the most feared pirates. Highly detailed, these accounts ensure the pirates were accurately depicted in all their gruesome glory. Indeed, the work has become the main source for scholars hoping to learn more about the female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny (both of whom escaped execution by being pregnant), and was largely responsible for the posthumous fame of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd.From Long John Silver to Captain Hook, pirates have been figures of horror and fascination for centuries. That these literary creations grew from factual evidence, much of it from this book, only serves to fire the imagination and keep their stories alive. In the ensuing 270 years since its first publication, A General History of the Pirates has come to be generally regarded as the classic study of one of the most popular subjects in maritime history. (7 x 9 1/4, 384 pages, illustrations)

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  • Item Weight : 1.5 pounds
  • Paperback : 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1585745588
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1585745586
  • Product Dimensions : 6.75 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Publisher : Lyons Press (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: : English
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