Pirates

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates

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Pirates

A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates

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Captain Charles Johnson's General History of Pirates was one of the best-selling books of 1724, when it was first published. It provides a sweeping account of what has come to be called the Golden Age of Piracy. It went through four editions in two years, and without doubt owed a substantial part of its success to a dramatic writing style that vividly captures the realities of pirates' savage existence. The book contains documentary evidence of events during the lives of its subjects. In the 270 years since its original publication, Johnson's work has come to be regarded as the classic study of one of the most popular subjects in maritime history.

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Published 23 Nov 2017
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 384
ISBN 9781472830500
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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