Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers

Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers

by David Cordingly
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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers by David Cordingly

From renowned pirate historian David Cordingly, author of Under the Black Flag and film consultant for the original Pirates of the Caribbean, comes the thrilling story of Captain Woodes Rogers, the avenging nemesis of the worst cutthroats ever to terrorize the high seas. Once a marauding privateer himself, Woodes Rogers went from laying siege to laying down the law. During Britain’s war with Spain, Rogers sailed for the crown in sorties against Spanish targets in the Pacific; battled scurvy, hurricanes, and mutinies; captured a treasure galleon; and even rescued the castaway who inspired Robinson Crusoe. Appointed governor of the Bahamas in 1717, the fearless Rogers defended the island colony of King George I against plundering pirates and an attempted Spanish invasion. His resolute example led to the downfall of such notorious pirates as Blackbeard, Calico Jack, and the female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read. A vividly detailed and action-packed portrait of one of the early eighteenth century’s most colorful characters, Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean serves up history that’s as fascinating and gripping as any seafaring legend.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679644217
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/17/2011
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 246,069
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

David Cordingly was for twelve years on the staff of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, England, where he was curator of paintings and then head of exhibitions. He is a graduate of Oxford, and the renowned author of the definitive book on pirates, Under the Black Flag, as well as Seafaring Women and Cochrane: The Real Master and Commander. Cordingly lives with his wife by the sea in Sussex, England.


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Pirate Hunter of the Caribbean: The Adventurous Life of Captain Woodes Rogers 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
MikeGubata More than 1 year ago
This book goes into great detail about the legendary Captain Woodes Rogers. It tells about his ousting of pirates in the Bahamas and his many endeavors. Would recommend.
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