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The Resource Born to be hanged : the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune, Keith Thomson

Born to be hanged : the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune, Keith Thomson

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Born to be hanged : the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune
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Born to be hanged
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the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune
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Keith Thomson
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eng
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  • "Discover the "fascinating and outrageously readable" account of the roguish acts of the first pirates to raid the Pacific in a crusade that ended in a sensational trial back in England."--Amazon
  • The year is 1680, in the heart of the Golden Age of Piracy, and more than three hundred daring, hardened pirates?a potent mix of low-life scallywags and a rare breed of gentlemen buccaneers?gather on a remote Caribbean island. The plan: to wreak havoc on the Pacific coastline, raiding cities, mines, and merchant ships. The booty: the bright gleam of Spanish gold and the chance to become legends. So begins one of the greatest piratical adventures of the era?a story not given its full due until now. Inspired by the intrepid forays of pirate turned Jamaican governor Captain Henry Morgan?yes, that Captain Morgan?the company crosses Panama on foot, slashing its way through the Darien Isthmus, one of the thickest jungles on the planet, and liberating a native princess along the way. After reaching the South Sea, the buccaneers, primarily Englishmen, plunder the Spanish Main in a series of historic assaults, often prevailing against staggering odds and superior firepower. A collective shudder racks the western coastline of South America as the English pirates, waging a kind of proxy war against the Spaniards, gleefully undertake a brief reign over Pacific waters, marauding up and down the continent. With novelistic prose and a rip-roaring sense of adventure, Keith Thomson guides us through the pirates? legendary two-year odyssey. We witness the buccaneers evading Indigenous tribes, Spanish conquistadors, and sometimes even their own English countrymen, all with the ever-present threat of the gallows for anyone captured. By fusing contemporaneous accounts with intensive research and previously unknown primary sources, Born to Be Hanged offers a rollicking account of one of the most astonishing pirate expeditions of all time.--
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Amazon
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contains biographical information
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YDX
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1965-
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Thomson, Keith
Dewey number
972.8702
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Morgan, Henry
  • Morgan, Henry
  • Piracy
  • Pirates
  • Piracy
  • Pirates
  • Panama
  • Panamá
  • Panama
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Born to be hanged : the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune, Keith Thomson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-356) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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  • cri
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Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9780316703611
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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(OCoLC)on1264275524
Label
Born to be hanged : the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune, Keith Thomson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-356) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 371 pages
Isbn
9780316703611
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)on1264275524

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