James Burney's History of the Buccaneers of America (Dover Maritime) PDF

By James Burney

A move among real privateers, commissioned to guard a country’s colonies and exchange, and outright pirates, buccaneers have been mostly English, French, and Dutch adventurers who plied the waters one of the Caribbean islands and alongside the coasts of relevant the US, Venezuela, and Colombia greater than three hundred years in the past. The actions of those bands of plundering sea rovers reached a height within the moment half the 17th century, while this impressive 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 offers interesting information of the French presence in Hispaniola (now comprising the island countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic) describes the positive aspects of that nation and its population, and reviews at size at the beginning of the buccaneers, vividly recounting their principles of behavior and lifestyle. those daring plunderers encounter as smart strategists, crack pictures, high-quality navigators, wild debauchers, and grasping adventurers who usually engaged in vicious acts of cruelty. one of the figures in his rogues’ gallery, none stands proud 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 sleek reader intrigued via piracy and via the customarily sordid background of eu conflicts within the Caribbean and at the Spanish Main.

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By James Burney

A move among real privateers, commissioned to guard a country’s colonies and exchange, and outright pirates, buccaneers have been mostly English, French, and Dutch adventurers who plied the waters one of the Caribbean islands and alongside the coasts of relevant the US, Venezuela, and Colombia greater than three hundred years in the past. The actions of those bands of plundering sea rovers reached a height within the moment half the 17th century, while this impressive 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 offers interesting information of the French presence in Hispaniola (now comprising the island countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic) describes the positive aspects of that nation and its population, and reviews at size at the beginning of the buccaneers, vividly recounting their principles of behavior and lifestyle. those daring plunderers encounter as smart strategists, crack pictures, high-quality navigators, wild debauchers, and grasping adventurers who usually engaged in vicious acts of cruelty. one of the figures in his rogues’ gallery, none stands proud 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 sleek reader intrigued via piracy and via the customarily sordid background of eu conflicts within the Caribbean and at the Spanish Main.

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