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The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd

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This is a tale of swashbuckling adventure on the high seas of the 17th century. Captain William Kidd was not actually a pirate, but employed by King ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
Bikerboltz

Intriguing!

by Bikerboltz on Jul 10, 2008

The author apparently did considerable research - a plus. However, some of the detail of the research is not entirely relevant - a negative. All in all, joyful reading and a facinating journey. Educational as well.

Lara

Five Star Account of the Kidd Saga

by Lara on Mar 6, 2008

I rarely give any book a five star rating but I DO for this one. A historian, Richard Zacks, painstakingly hunts down evidence of the whole long saga of Kidd's life and travels, and the misbegotten final privateering trek to the East Indies. He even finds the crucial lost letters of marque that would have solidified Kidd's claim that the ships he robbed were legal prey when he looted them. An incredible job. The book is sprinkled with period art, maps, actual court testimony and text of letters. An impressive list of sources plus a helpful index in the back. Bravo.

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