In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and 52 of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors—fanatical Islamic slave traders—had declared war on the whole of Christendom. Thousands of Europeans had been snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis, and Sale in Morocco to be sold to the highest bidder. Drawn from unpublished letters and manuscripts written by slaves, and by the padres and ambassadors sent to free them, White Gold reveals a disturbing and forgotten chapter of history, told with all the pace and verve of one of our finest historians.
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Giles Milton is a writer and journalist. He has contributed articles for most of the British national newspapers as well as many foreign publications and specialises in the history of travel and exploration. In the course of his researches, he has travelled extensively in Europe and the Middle East.Review:
Acclaim for NATHANIEL'S NUTMEG: 'A magnificent piece of popular history' -- Independent on Sunday 'The thoroughness and intelligence of his research underpins the lively confidence with which he deploys it' -- Times Literary Supplement 'Milton has created a truly gripping tale...His research is impeccable and his narrative reads in part like a modern-day Robert Louis Stevenson novel.' -- The Sunday Times 'Milton's story could scarcely be more action packed ... If what you want from your history is violent action, exotic locations, a colourful villain and a resourceful hero, you'll find them in this book' Sunday Times
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Descrizione libro Sceptre. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0340895098 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.0158666
Descrizione libro Sceptre, 2005. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110340895098