alastair.adversariaalastair.adversaria Book Archive

Ships

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.

Show description

Read or Download History of the Buccaneers of America (Dover Maritime) PDF

Similar ships books

The Great American Steamboat Race: The Natchez and the Robert E. Lee and the Climax of an Era

Working from New Orleans to St. Louis in the summertime of 1870, the race among the Robert E. Lee and the Natchez continues to be the world’s most famed steamboat race. This ebook tells the tale of the dramatic contest, which was once received via the stripped-down, cargoless Robert E. Lee after 3 days, 18 hours, and 14 mins of steaming via day, evening and fog.

The United States Coast Guard and National Defense: A History from World War I to the Present

As well as port defense, send inspection and protection, legislation enforcement, and seek and rescue, the U. S. Coast shield assumes a huge position in nationwide safeguard at domestic and overseas. subsequently, the Coast shield has conducted separate and coordinated missions with different defense force from the good Lakes to the Atlantic, Pacific, Gulf of Mexico, Mediterranean, Persian Gulf, and North Polar zone.

Steamboats on Long Island Sound (Images of America)

Robert Fulton equipped the world�s first commercially profitable steamboat in 1807, however it was once now not until eventually after the struggle of 1812 that those vessels entered carrier alongside the ny Sound. For 127 years, among 1815 and 1942, steamboats supplied a hyperlink among ny and towns in southern New England, vastly lowering shuttle time.

Lusitania: The Cultural History of a Catastrophe

A desirable reassessment of a turning aspect within the First global struggle, revealing its position in shaping the German psyche On may perhaps 7, 1915, the Lusitania, a wide British luxurious liner, was once sunk by way of a German submarine off the Irish coast. approximately 1,200 humans, together with 128 americans, misplaced their lives.

Extra info for History of the Buccaneers of America (Dover Maritime)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 21 votes