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THE Atrocities of the Pirates

THE Atrocities of the Pirates

by Aaron Smith
     
 
In 1822, Aaron Smith, a young English seaman, was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. Forced to work as a navigator and as a member of pirate boarding parties, he witnessed unspeakable acts of murder and torture. Befriended by a young Cuban woman, he managed to escape with his life, but was arrested as a pirate in

Overview

In 1822, Aaron Smith, a young English seaman, was taken captive by Cuban pirates when his ship was boarded en route from Jamaica to England. Forced to work as a navigator and as a member of pirate boarding parties, he witnessed unspeakable acts of murder and torture. Befriended by a young Cuban woman, he managed to escape with his life, but was arrested as a pirate in Havana and sent back to England in chains. There, he found himself on trial for his life at the Old Bailey courthouse - with the attorney general himself leading the prosecution. Smith's dramatic account of his personal experience is a brutally honest, unromanticized look at piracy in the nineteenth century. (6 1/4 X 9 1/4, 196 pages, illustrations)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558219717
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1999
Pages:
196
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.27(h) x 0.85(d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT REDMOND is a former member of Parliament, and the great-great-grandson of Aaron Smith. He has extensively researched Smith's story for the Introduction and Postscript included in this edition.

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