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History of the Buccaneers of America (Dover Maritime) by James Burney

By James Burney

A pass among actual privateers, commissioned to shield a country’s colonies and exchange, and outright pirates, buccaneers have been principally English, French, and Dutch adventurers who plied the waters one of the Caribbean islands and alongside the coasts of crucial the USA, Venezuela, and Colombia greater than three hundred years in the past. The actions of those bands of plundering sea rovers reached a top within the moment half the 17th century, while this awesome eyewitness account was once first released (1678).
Alexander Exquemelin, considered a Frenchman who enlisted with the buccaneers for a time, chronicles the daring feats of those raiders as they ravaged transport and terrorized Caribbean settlements. Exquemelin presents attention-grabbing information of the French presence in Hispaniola (now comprising the island international locations of Haiti and the Dominican Republic) describes the positive factors of that nation and its population, and reviews at size at the foundation of the buccaneers, vividly recounting their principles of behavior and lifestyle. those daring plunderers stumble upon as clever strategists, crack pictures, high-quality navigators, wild debauchers, and grasping adventurers who often engaged in vicious acts of cruelty. one of the figures in his rogues’ gallery, none sticks out greater than the notorious Henry Morgan, whose exploits culminated within the seizure and burning of Panama City.
A bestseller in its personal time, The Buccaneers of America will fascinate any glossy reader intrigued by means of piracy and via the usually sordid heritage of eu conflicts within the Caribbean and at the Spanish Main.

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