A General History of the Pyrates

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Courier Dover Publications, May 11, 2012 - History - 800 pages
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Immensely readable history by the author of Robinson Crusoe incorporates the author's celebrated flair for journalistic detail, and represents the major source of information about piracy in the early 18th century. Defoe recounts the daring and bloody deeds of such outlaws as Edward Teach (alias Blackbeard), Captain Kidd, Mary Read, Anne Bonny, many others.
  

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User Review  - Charlie Kaufman - Goodreads

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of pirates, history, naval adventures, etc... This book gives a rundown of the most famous pirates in the "golden age", Roberts, Blackbeard, Calico ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alexandre - Goodreads

Slightly disappointed because I expected something different. However, it is a brilliant record of 'pyrate' history and an absolute must-read for anyone interested in this theme. Read full review

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Contents

Illustrations
ix
A Note on the Text
xli
The Preface
3
The CONTENTS
18
The Contents of Volumes I and II 9
26
them ib The Pyrates Security in those Parts ib The Rise of Pyrates since the Peace
39
Of Captain Avery and his Crew
49
Romantick Reports of his Greatness 49 His Birth 50 Is Mate of a Bristol Man
53
The Form of the Indictment 253 The Sum of the Evidence against them 253
253
particular Tryal of Captain James Skyrm 269 QJohn Walden 269 270
269
Davis 280 281 The Names of those executed at Cape Corso 281 282
285
Of Captain Thomas Anstis and his Crew
288
Of Captain Worley and his Crew
297
His mad Beginning 297 His Success 298 Bind themselves by Oaths to take
303
Of Captain GEORGE LOWTHER and his CREW
304
Lowther and Massey part ib A Digression concerning Masseyj mad Conduct
310

Of Captain Martel and his Crew
63
His Strength at Santa Cruz 65 His Manner of fortifying himself there ib
70
Runs his Ship aground designedly 75 His Cruelty to some of his own Companions
76
Force against him and where ib A Proclamation with a Reward for taking or killing
81
Some Memorandums taken from his Journal 86 The Names of the Pyrates killd
94
Bred a Gentleman 95 Supposed to be disorder d in his Senses ib His Beginning as
105
Their Defence 106 The Names of those who received Sentence ib An excellent
112
Coast of Malabar 117 What they did at Madagascar 118 Takes an EastIndia
121
bonus Behaviour there ib Hear of Captain Mackraj Designs against them
131
Of Captain Charles Vane and his Crew
135
Is deserted by his Consort Yeats 136 Yeats surrenders at CharlesTown
137
A Stratagem of Vanes ib Blackbeard and Vane meet 138 They salute after
147
Of Captain John Rackam and his Crew
148
52
153
Settles at Breda 155 Her Husband dies she reassumes the Breeches ib Goes
159
band jealous ib He separates from his Wife lives with Anne Bonnyj Mother
163
Of Captain Howel Davis and his Crew
166
The Original qDavis 166 Is taken by the Pyrate England ib Englandj Generosity
175
Dutch Ship ib An Account of several Prizes taken by him ib A Description of
192
Of Captain Bartho Roberts and his Crew
194
His Beginning 194 Elected Captain in the Room of Davis ib The Speech of Lord
204
Roberts falls into a Fleet of Portuguese 204 Boards and takes the richest Ship
222
the African Company taken 228 The Pyrates Contempt of Soldiers ib They are
240
His Ship taken 245 The Behaviour of the Pyrates when Prisoners 246 A Con
247
Low Original 318 The Virtues of his Family ib His bold Beginnings
319
Declares War against the whole World ib His Success 320 321 Like to perish by
328
from the Island ib A Conspiracy to run away with the Prize ib A Skirmish ib
344
Cheesemanj Steps for overthrowing the Pyrates Government ib A Digression
350
Of Captain Francis Spriggs and his Crew
352
Spriggs his Beginning 352 How he set up for himself ib Sweats his Prisoners
357
Of Captain John Smith and his Crew
358
North of Scotland ib Sail to the Orkneys how discoverd 364 Design to plunder
367
A Relation of five Men setting up for
371
An Abstract of the Civil Law and Statute
377
A Relation of jive men going a Pyrating 371 372 An Account of the Pyracies
379
Chap
383
II
419
IV
452
VI
472
VIII
497
XI
540
XII
581
XVI
606
XVII
615
XVIII
642
Commentary and Notes
697
Indexes
713
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About the author (2012)

Daniel Defoe was born Daniel Foe in London, England on September 13, 1660. He changed his surname in 1703, adding the more genteel "De" before his own name to suggest a higher social standing. He was a novelist, journalist, and political agent. His writings covered a wide range of topics. His novels include Robinson Crusoe, Moll Flanders, Roxana, Captain Singleton, and Colonel Jack. He wrote A Tour Thro' the Whole Island of Great Britain, which is an important source of English economic life, and ghost stories including A True Relation of the Apparition of One Mrs. Veal. He also wrote satirical poems and pamphlets and edited a newspaper. He was imprisoned and pilloried for his controversial work, The Shortest Way with the Dissenters, which suggested that all non-Conformist ministers be hanged. He died on April 24, 1731.

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