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A General History of the Robberies and…

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious… (1724)

by Daniel Defoe

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A comprehensive reprint of the original 1726 two volume fourth edition by Captain Charles Johnson, Manual Schonhorn gives good argument for deciding that Daniel Defoe is the actual author using the pen name of Captain Charles Johnson, though scholars have since debunked that argument. Still, an excellent book to have in your collection! ( )
  clorimer | Sep 8, 2010 |
One of the best books ever published about pirates. A must-have for any fan of their adventures.
  horaciocorral | Jan 21, 2008 |
One of the basic sources for pirate history, though its reliability may be uncertain. Now believed to hhave been
wrtten by Daniel Defoe. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 5, 2007 |
If you want to learn about the real history of pirates, this is the place to start! ( )
  MiaAndPatrick | Feb 16, 2007 |
The start of many pirate tales that have been picked over and reused so much that its worth going back to read the original. The Sun journalist of his day, how much is founded in fact? ( )
  kropotkin | Aug 15, 2006 |
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Originally published in 1724, this famous account chronicles the lives and exploits of the most notorious pirates from Anne Bonny to Blackbeard.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486404889, Paperback)

Immensely readable history by the author of Robinson Crusoe incorporates the author's celebrated flair for journalistic detail, and represents the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the daring and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward Teach (alias Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, many others.

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Discusses pirates such as Avery, Martel, Teach (Blackbeard), Stede Bonnet, Edward England, Charles Vane, John Rackam, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, Howel Davis, Bartholomew Roberts, Thomas Anstis, Worley, George Lowther, Edward Low, John Evans, John Phillips, Francis Spriggs, John Smith, Mission, Tew, William Kid, John Bowen, Halsey, Thomas White, Thomas Howard, David Williams, Samuel Burgess, Nathaniel North, Condent, Bellamy, Lewis, Cornelius, William Fly, and others, plus trials and civil laws and statutes concerning piracy.… (more)

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