Everybody knows the legend of Captain Kidd, America's most ruthless buccanneer. Few people realize that the facts of his life make for a much better tale. Kidd was actually a tough New York sea captain hired to chase pirates, a married war hero whose secret mission took a spectacularly bad turn.This harrowing tale traces Kidd's voyages in the 1690s from his home near Wall Street to Whitehall Palac...
Hardcover: 426 pages
Publisher: Hachette Books; 1st edition (June 5, 2002)
Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.2 x 9.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 861063
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The Pirate Hunter is exhaustively researched and chock full of details about the trials and tribulations of Captain William Kidd. Unfortunately, I found Zacks' writing to be both too tedious as well as too loose at the same time. He fills nearly ev...
, from the ports of the Caribbean to a secret pirate paradise off Madagascar. Author Richard Zacks, during his research, also unearthed the story of a long forgotten rogue named Robert Culliford, who dogged Kidd and led Kidd's crew to mutiny not once but twice. The lives of Kidd and Culliford play out like an unscripted duel: one man would hang in the harbor, the other would walk away with the treasure. Filled with superb writing and impeccable research, The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detective work and a ripping good yarn, and it delivers something rare: an authentic pirate story for grown-ups.