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The Buccaneers of America (original 1678; edition 2000)

by A. O. Exquemelin

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Member:MollyBligh
Title:The Buccaneers of America
Authors:A. O. Exquemelin
Info:Mineola, N.Y.: Dover Publications, 2000. 232 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
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Tags:pirates, caribbean

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A period piece, no doubt about that!
If you needed a single source to rip off for adventure stories, well, this is your victim. We based a seventeenth century role playing game on it, and seldom needed anything else except stock market reports and "How to Sail" books. Read your child this book, and they'll be cured of pirates for life, or bent for a career of delinquency on the Stock exchange. I would not be without a copy of these publications.
Esquemeling published his book in 1682, in french and 1684 in English. Ringrose was a shipmate of Sharpe the privateer, and was killed during his second voyage, with Swan in 1686. His journal has been bound with the Esquemeling since the publication in 1685. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Jun 12, 2014 |
This is a thick, hefty book. Full of the dastardly exploits of famous pirates, including Captain Morgan and L'Ollonais, it's marvelous history of those sea-dogs. It's a bit lengthy at points and can sometime get bogged down in minute details, but that doesn't detract from the overall story. Esquemeling probably sensationalize the details a bit, but the general story rings truth. This is considered the best historical accounts of pirates during the late 1600s, and one of the only ones told from an eye-witness. If you are a pirate affecinado, this is a must read. ( )
2 vote empress8411 | Feb 20, 2014 |
A terrific first-hand account of pirate life during the 17th century. ( )
  zenosbooks | Feb 26, 2009 |
Henry Morgan maintained this book was libellous, and I believe some modern scholars agree it may exaggerate the evil of some pirates, but it is still a basic source for piracy in the 17th century. ( )
  antiquary | Sep 5, 2007 |
http://www.fireandsword.com/Reviews/buccaneers.html

A unique, first-hand account of life among the outlaw frontiersmen of the West Indies. Pillaging, plundering, shipwrecks, & everything that spices up life. ( )
  DaveHardy | Aug 23, 2006 |
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Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty — among them the infamous Henry Morgan.

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Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts of shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty ? among them the infamous Henry Morgan.… (more)

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