By James Burney
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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