Clipperton: The Island of Lost Toys and Other Treasures

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Trafford Publishing, 2005 - History - 132 pages
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This book is about pirates and their treasure, and the islands visited in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Little has been known, or written, about these early day ships, and the scoundrels that sailed them. Pirates, of course, were known throughout the world in such places as the Caribbean, Atlantic shores of America, Mediterranean Sea, Africa, and Western Pacific, and much as been written about them, including many movies, but very little about the Pacific shores of New Spain, in North and South America.
 

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Contents

Chapter One AT THE MERCY OF THE WIND
1
Chapter Two PIRATES PRIVATEERS AND BUCCANEERS
9
Chapter Three PACIFIC ISLANDS OF SOUTH AMERICA
17
Chapter Four PANAMA
29
PACIFIC ISLANDS OF COSTA RICA
37
Chapter Six THE MANILA GALLEON TRADE
51
Chapter Seven THE RUSH TO PLANT THE FLAG
57
Chapter Eight CLIPPERTON ISLAND
63
Chapter Ten MURDER RAPE LONELINESS STARVATION
75
Chapter Eleven CALIFORNIA GOLD
81
Chapter Twelve FDR TOP SECRET VISIT TO CLIPPERTON
87
Chapter Thirteen LANDING SHIP TANK LST 563
93
Chapter Fourteen Little Rubber Duckies
99
Chapter Fifteen LANDING BY HELICOPTER
103
AUTHORS EPILOGUE
109
BIBLIOGRAPHY
115

Chapter Nine The Buzzard and The Snake
69

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About the author (2005)

Tom Elliott was born and raised in West Los Angeles. He graduated from University High School and from the University of Oregon. His career included management positions in the Union Oil Company of California and Transamerica Life Insurance Company of San Francisco. Early in his life he became interested in little known events in Pacific West Coast history and was determined to eventually write a book about them. Retired now, Tom and his wife Dolores live in Escondido.

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