Born to be hanged : the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune / Keith Thomson.
- ISBN: 0316703613
- ISBN: 9780316703611
- Physical Description: ix, 371 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.
- Copyright: ©2022
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references (pages -356) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
Part I: The sacred hunger of gold. The princess -- The golden swordsman -- The gap -- Golden-cap -- The forlorn -- The second-largest city in the western hemisphere -- A natural pirate -- An easy canoe ride -- Castaways -- Surprizal -- The dragon -- The extreamest hazard of fire and sword -- Blood ran down the decks in whole streams -- Mutiny -- Part II: The South Seas. The muzzles of our guns -- Swallowed by the sea -- As valiant and courageous as any could be -- Snake-haired sisters -- The merry blades -- Water, water -- Ransom -- Eighty-five stout fellows -- Robinson Crusoe -- The very illustrious and royal city of Saint Mark of Arica -- The itch -- Part III: Straits. Expect to be shot to death -- The pyre -- Bloodletting -- A warm deck -- The horn -- Landfall -- The silver oar -- The sequel.
"Discover the "fascinating and outrageously readable" account of the roguish acts of the first pirates to raid the Pacific in a crusade that ended in a sensational trial back in England."--Amazon.
1680, in the heart of the Golden Age of Piracy. More than three hundred hardened pirates gather on a remote Caribbean island with a plan to wreck havoc on the Pacific coastline. The booty: Spanish gold and the chance to become legends. The buccaneers, primarily Englishmen, plunder the Spanish Main, often prevailing against staggering odds and superior firepower. Thomson guides readers through the pirates' legendary two year odyssey to offers a rollicking account of one of the most astonishing pirate expeditions of all times. -- adapted from jacket
Search for related items by subject