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Riassunto: Everybody knows the legend of Captain Kidd, America's most ruthless buccanneer. Few people realize that the facts of his life make for a much better tale. Kidd was actually a tough New York sea captain hired to chase pirates, a married war hero whose secret mission took a spectacularly bad turn.
This harrowing tale traces Kidd's voyages in the 1690s from his home near Wall Street to Whitehall Palace in London, from the ports of the Caribbean to a secret pirate paradise off Madagascar. Author Richard Zacks, during his research, also unearthed the story of a long forgotten rogue named Robert Culliford, who dogged Kidd and led Kidd's crew to mutiny not once but twice. The lives of Kidd and Culliford play out like an unscripted duel: one man would hang in the harbor, the other would walk away with the treasure. Filled with superb writing and impeccable research, The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detective work and a ripping good yarn, and it delivers something rare: an authentic pirate story for grown-ups.
About the Author: Richard Zacks is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School, a former syndicated columnist for the New York Daily News, and a freelance journalist for Atlantic Monthly, Time, the Village Voice, London Times, Life, and other publications.
Titolo: The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain...
Casa editrice: Thorndike Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2002
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Dust Cover Missing. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Codice libro della libreria G0786247142I3N01
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Codice libro della libreria 2782158363
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Condizione libro: Good. Largeprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95013603
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0786247142
Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Order today-sent today with tracking number, M-F*. This is a good looking ex-library book. Besides the usual labels and stamps this book also has mild general shelf-wear. We protect your purchase with damage-resistant double-layer bubble-wrap packaging where possible. Your purchase helps fund small charities in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana. *Our delivery standard: order received by 2PM Eastern US time goes out by 4:30 PM M-F. Codice libro della libreria 20-UCAX-FNOW
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97807862471414.0
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Descrizione libro Thorndike Press, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0786247142