The Buccaneers Of America

The Buccaneers Of America

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by Alexander O. Exquemelin
     
 

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Alexander Exquemelin, whose probable French origins remain unclear, was most certainly on board the ship of the infamous pirate captain, Henry Morgan, during his raid on Panama City in 1671. His association with the buccaneers began around 1669, when he was sold from his indentured servitude with the French West India Company to a barber-surgeon, who taught him the

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Alexander Exquemelin, whose probable French origins remain unclear, was most certainly on board the ship of the infamous pirate captain, Henry Morgan, during his raid on Panama City in 1671. His association with the buccaneers began around 1669, when he was sold from his indentured servitude with the French West India Company to a barber-surgeon, who taught him the trade. His subsequent years as a surgeon on board various pirate ships led to the publication of "The Buccaneers of America" in 1678. This shocking portrait of the Seventeenth century sea-rovers, since revealed to contain several errors and exaggerations, includes Exquemelin's sensationalized accounts of international criminals who performed inhuman acts of cruelty. The story, originally published in Dutch, was quickly translated into several languages. The original text has attained historical notoriety as an extraordinary source of information about the legendary pirates, despite Henry Morgan's claims of slander and libel against the publishers of the novel. They were later court ordered to revise future editions of the book.

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CIP carries an extended title (which does not appear on the title page):...a true account of the most remarkable assaults committed of late upon the coast of the West Indies by the buccaneers of Jamaica and Tortuga, both English and French.... The work was first published in Dutch in 1678; this reprint (with an introduction) is of the 1924 second edition of an English translation published by George Routledge and Sons Ltd. Member price, $23.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781420938128
Publisher:
Neeland Media
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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The Buccaneers Of America 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this due to the references to it in Kurson's book "Pirate Hunters." Although interesting it was lacking in content overall. I expected more from it.
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