Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast

Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast

by Edward Rowe Snow, Jeremy D'Entremont, Kenneth Kinkor
     
 

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This fifth centennial edition in honor of the hundredth anniversary of Snow's birth in 1902 is "no collection of Old Wives' Tales" (as Snow warns in his preface to the first edition). Instead, he spares no detail in his descriptions of New England pirates such as Thomas Tew and Captain Bellamy, mid- and south Atlantic pirates such as Blackbeard and Captain Francis… See more details below

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This fifth centennial edition in honor of the hundredth anniversary of Snow's birth in 1902 is "no collection of Old Wives' Tales" (as Snow warns in his preface to the first edition). Instead, he spares no detail in his descriptions of New England pirates such as Thomas Tew and Captain Bellamy, mid- and south Atlantic pirates such as Blackbeard and Captain Francis Spriggs, women pirates including Alwida and Mrs. Ching, and pirates of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Though there will always be debate among historians over the details of the lives of famous pirates, few would disagree that Rowe's versions are well-told or that they reflect a lifetime of research in the northeastern US and in England. Final chapters discuss a favorite pirate topic—searching for buried treasure. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933212180
Publisher:
Commonwealth Editions
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
1,158,675
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

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