Captain Kidd has gone down in history as America's most ruthless buccaneer, fabulously rich, burying dozens of treasure chests up and down the eastern seaboard. But it turns out that most everyone, even many respected scholars, have the story all wrong. Captain William Kidd was no career cut-throat; he was a tough, successful New York sea captain who was hired to chase pirates. His three-year odyssey aboard the aptly named Adventure galley pitted him against arrogant Royal Navy commanders, jealous East India Company captains, storms, starvation, angry natives, and, above all, flesh-and-blood pirates. Superbly written and impeccably researched, The Pirate Hunter is one ripping good yarn.
Keywords: BIOGRAPHY PIRATE SEVEN SEAS HISTORY NAVAL NAUTICAL ADVENTURE
4th printing. Light edge wear to jacket. Theia, 2002. 4th Printing. Very Good/Very Good. (Inventory #: 2175633)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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