The Buccaneers of America


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ISBN: 0850670489
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Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Hardcover without jacket, in card slipcase. The Folio Society, 1969. Strong binding. No inscriptions. Slipcase condition: Very Good, minor scuff mark, structurally strong

First published in 1678 just a few years after the described incidents took place, The Buccaneers of America is also known by the title The Pirates of Panama. For its unabashed description of adventure and thievery on the high seas, the text has captivated audiences for centuries with its frank and reasonably accurate accounts of piracy in the waters of the Caribbean and Central America. The main focus of the book is Captain Henry Morgan, an English pirate whose skills at coastal raiding resulted in his gaining great fame and fortune. Rare for a pirate in that his raids were for the most part consistently successful and lucrative, Morgan would eventually retire and be granted the governorship of Jamaica by a British government grateful for work he performed for the Crown.

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