The Pirate Hunter

The True Story of Captain Kidd

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Publisher Description

Everybody knows the legend of Captain Kidd, America's most ruthless buccanneer. Few people realize that the facts of his life make for a much better tale. Kidd was actually a tough New York sea captain hired to chase pirates, a married war hero whose secret mission took a spectacularly bad turn.

This harrowing tale traces Kidd's voyages in the 1690s from his home near Wall Street to Whitehall Palace in London, from the ports of the Caribbean to a secret pirate paradise off Madagascar. Author Richard Zacks, during his research, also unearthed the story of a long forgotten rogue named Robert Culliford, who dogged Kidd and led Kidd's crew to mutiny not once but twice. The lives of Kidd and Culliford play out like an unscripted duel: one man would hang in the harbor, the other would walk away with the treasure. Filled with superb writing and impeccable research, The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detective work and a ripping good yarn, and it delivers something rare: an authentic pirate story for grown-ups.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2003
June 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
426
Pages
PUBLISHER
Hachette Books
SELLER
Hachette Digital, Inc.
SIZE
9
MB
AUDIENCE
Grades 8-17

Customer Reviews

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The Pirate Hunter

A carefully researched and mesmerizing tale of one man’s fate at the hands of the political machinery of colonial America and English privilege. This brilliantly written history gives life to a period of American history rarely in the spotlight—post Jamestown and pre Revolutionary War when New York was still New Amsterdam and the power brokers of North American thought themselves nothing other than loyal citizens of the crown.

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