The Pirates Own Book: or Authentic Narratives of the Lives, Exploits, and Executions of the Most Celebrated Robbers

The Pirates Own Book: or Authentic Narratives of the Lives, Exploits, and Executions of the Most Celebrated Robbers

by Marine Research Society

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In the mind of the mariner, there is a superstitious horror connected with the name of Pirate; and there are few subjects that interest and excite the curiosity of mankind generally, more than the desperate exploits, foul doings, and diabolical career of these monsters in human form. A piratical crew is generally formed of the desperadoes and runagates of every clime and nation. The pirate, from the perilous nature of his occupation, when not cruising on the ocean, the great highway of nations, selects the most lonely isles of the sea for his retreat, or secretes himself near the shores of rivers, bays and lagoons of thickly wooded and uninhabited countries, so that if pursued he can escape to the woods and mountain glens of the interior.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478282563
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/11/2015
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

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