A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates: From Their First Rise and Settlement in the Island of Providence to the Present Year

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Psychology Press, 2002 - History - 636 pages
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A General History of the Pirates has long been a classic of seafaring literature and was inspiration to both Robert Louis Stevenson and J.M. Barrie. Nothing is known about Captain Charles Johnson, and it is thought that the name may be assumed - there are even some who believe he may have been Daniel Defoe. All that can be stated with any certainty is that in 1724 a small octavo volume appeared that became so popular it grew through 4 editions over 2 years and is still famed today. Historians from both sides of the Atlantic have attested to the accuracy of the work's content. This is a reprint of the 1927 reissued 4th edition - enhanced by the Arthur L. Hayward's editorial touches.
 

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I would recommend this book to anyone interested in The Golden Age Of Piracy, and Pirates in general. This book contains information that is virtually the most accurate "go-to" source for anyone who wants the actual information. The original book was written in 1724, so its highly likely the original author knew well what he was writing. Whether you are a college student, a professor, a casual reader, a pirate enthusiast, or just someone who is curious and interested in a great time in world history, this is the book for you. I would highly recommend reading this book, not only to expand your knowledge, but also to show people that Pirates Of The Caribbean isn't something you should think you've learned much about pirates from.  

Contents

Introduction
1
Of Capt Avery and his Crew
23
Of Capt Martel and his Crew
37
Of Capt Teach alias BlackBeard
45
Of Major Stede Bonnet and his Crew
67
Of Capt Edward England and his Crew
85
Of Capt Charles Vane and his Crew
105
Of Capt John Rackam and his Crew
118
Of Capt John Bowen
373
Of Capt William Kid and his Crew
384
Of Capt Tew and his Crew
397
Of Capt Halsey and his Crew
417
Of Capt Thomas White and his Crew
423
Of Capt Condent and his Crew
437
A Description of Magadoxa
441
Of Capt Bellamy
480

Of Mary Read and Anne Bonny the female Pirates
130
Of Capt Howel Davis and his Crew
142
Of Capt Bartho Roberts and his Crew
167
Of Capt Anstis and his Crew
255
Of Capt Worley and his Crew
264
Of Capt George Lowther and his Crew
271
Of Capt Edward Low and his Crew
284
Of Capt John Evans and his Crew
303
Of Capt John Phillips and his Crew
306
Of Capt Spriggs and his Crew
317
Of Capt John Smith alias Gow
323
An account of the Piracies Murders etc committed by Philip Roche etc
334
Of Capt Misson and his Crew
340
Of Capt William Fly and his Crew
488
Of Capt Thomas Howard and his Crew
496
Of Capt Lewis and his Crew
505
Of Capt Cornelius and his Crew
510
Of Capt David Williams and his Crew
516
Of Capt Samuel Burgess and his Crew
525
Of Capt Nathaniel North and his Crew
530
Of the Piracies of Capt Auger
557
The Trial of the Pirates at Providence
576
An Abstract of the Law in Relation to Piracy
593
Index
597
Copyright

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Cheryl Johnson, both author and illustrator of Mish The Mushroom Man has been interested in art all her life. She started drawing at an early age and continued throughout her school years. Her art career took a back seat to raising a family for many years. Then, in her late thirties, she decided to go to a local art college and finally got a degree in Fine Arts. She currently works as a puzzle designer for a hand cut wooden jig saw company. Recently she has discovered the world of digital art and in the past year has illustrated several children's books, and is now exploring the possibilities of publishing her own works. Some of the stories that she is working on now were ones she created for her own children when they were young, including Mish. She hopes that you will enjoy Mish as much as her four children and their friends did.

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