The Pirate Hunter : The True Story of Captain Kidd (Paperback)

Author: Zacks, Richard

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Now Shipping in Paperback... A literary treasure, The Pirate Hunter is a masterpiece of historical detective work, and a rare, authentic pirate story for grown-ups 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.


Publisher Hachette Books
Mfg Part# 9780786884513
SKU 31116769
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0786884517
Release Date 4/10/2007
Dimensions (in Inches) 8H x 5.25L x 1T
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Annotation This biography of William Kidd reveals that he was actually a sea captain hired as a pirate hunter. Zacks evokes the seafaring world of the 18th century, and recounts the rivalry between Captain Kidd and his arch-nemesis, the all-but-forgotten pirate named Robert Culliford.
Editors Note The author of History Laid Bare traces the legendary career of American buccaneer Captain William Kidd, a New York sea captain hired to chase pirates, from his early voyages through his death on the gallows, and discusses the role played by Robert Culliford, a rogue and mutineer, in Kidd's downfall.
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0434
Publisher Hyperion Books

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