The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd
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.
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Review: The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain KiddUser Review - Rob Lever - Goodreads
Fairly legit read. Not what I expected at all. Moral of the story, don't trust politicians. Read full review
Review: The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain KiddUser Review - Daniel Goff - Goodreads
Kidd wasn't really a pirate? How shocking. I always figured a real pirate went down with their ship, fell overboard from too much rum, or at he very least, from a blade related infection. I liked the book. Very informative and it told a good story of the life on the high seas. Read full review