A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (Maritime Classics)

By: Johnson, Captain Charles; Cordingly, David [Introduction]

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Originally published in 1724, this famous account of the pirates by the mysterious Captain Johnson (who many historians believe to be Daniel Defoe) has long been a classic of seafaring literature. Filled with stunning details of executions, sea battles, and adventures on the high seas, the original edition has long been famed among scholars of the maritime world for its honesty and balance. It is also one of the few early works to include the female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, and was the first to publicize the now infamous Blackbeard and Captain Kidd.

This edition has been thoroughly updated with modern spellings and grammar to aid the reader, and includes commentary and an introduction by David Cordingly, author of the acclaimed Under the Black Flag.

Title: A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates (Maritime Classics)

Author Name: Johnson, Captain Charles; Cordingly, David [Introduction]

Categories: Historical Geography,

Publisher: The Lyons Press: 1998-09-01

ISBN Number: 1558217665

ISBN Number 13: 9781558217669

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: 1AHY-11202020-JRP012