A General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates
A facsimile edition of a classic source for the history of piracy, as used by Robert Louis Stevenson in the writing of Treasure Island. Captain Charles Johnsonís General History of Pirates was one of the best-selling books of 1724, when it was first published. It provides a sweeping account of what has come to be called the Golden Age of Piracy. It went through four editions in two years, and without doubt owed a substantial part of its success to a dramatic writing style that vividly captures the realities of piratesí savage existence. The book contains documentary evidence of events during the lives of its subjects. In the 270 years since its original publication, Johnsonís work has come to be regarded as the classic study of one of the most popular subjects in maritime history.
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Review: PiratesUser Review - Tom - Goodreads
This is not the most accessible book but once you get going with it, it does open your eyes as to how we think of pirates and how they actually were. This book covers some famous and less famous names and the introduction is rather good too. Read full review
Review: PiratesUser Review - Chuck - Goodreads
My dad had this in the basement. No idea why. Pretty standard pirate information. Read full review
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