By James Burney
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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History of the Buccaneers of America (Dover Maritime) by James Burney