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A General History of the Pyrates (Dover Maritime)

A General History of the Pyrates (Dover Maritime)
Author: Daniel Defoe
ISBN 13: 9780486404882
ISBN 10: 486404889
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 1999-01-26
Format: Paperback
Pages: 800
List Price: $22.95

Considered the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century, this fascinating history by the author of Robinson Crusoe profiles the deeds of Edward (Blackbeard) Teach, Captain Kidd, Anne Bonny, others.

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Despite varying titles, these are essentially the same book. Published in 1724, Defoe's chronicle of the scourges of the sea was a smashing success, finding a wide audience eager for tales of those cutthroat sailors who flew the skull and crossbones. The Dover edition is more scholarly, including several essays on Defoe, indexes (ships, names, and places), photos, and a postscript. If you don't need any of that, save a couple of bucks and go with the Carroll & Graf edition. Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.