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The Pirates' Who's Who Giving Particulars Of The Lives and Deaths Of The Pirates And Buccaneers   By: (1879-1959)

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In Philip Gosse's historical account, The Pirates' Who's Who Giving Particulars Of The Lives and Deaths Of The Pirates And Buccaneers, readers are treated to a comprehensive catalog of infamous seafaring rogues. Delving deep into the lives of these captivating characters, Gosse meticulously weaves together a tapestry of tales that transports us back to the captivating era of piracy.

The book serves as an exhaustive compilation of details, encompassing the lives, exploits, and ultimate fates of numerous pirates and buccaneers. Gosse's impressive research is apparent, as he presents a vast array of information about each individual, providing readers with a truly encyclopedic overview of these notorious figures.

One of the book's strengths lies in its organization, allowing readers to easily navigate through the myriad of names and stories. Each pirate or buccaneer is presented in alphabetical order, providing a structured reading experience. Moreover, Gosse's writing style is clear, concise, and to the point, making it easy for readers to consume such a wealth of information.

Beyond just presenting dry facts, Gosse injects life into each narrative by including captivating anecdotes and stories. This attention to detail allows readers to immerse themselves in the world of piracy, gaining insights into the motivations, strategies, and hardships faced by these seafaring outlaws.

While The Pirates' Who's Who is undeniably a valuable resource for those interested in pirate history, it may not appeal to casual readers seeking a more narrative-driven experience. The book lacks a cohesive storyline or engaging character development, as it is primarily concerned with presenting historical facts rather than crafting a captivating narrative.

Additionally, some readers may find the sheer volume of pirates and buccaneers overwhelming. The book's encyclopedic nature can make it challenging to keep track of the various individuals and their stories, potentially leading to confusion or disinterest.

Nonetheless, for those with a genuine interest in pirate history, The Pirates' Who's Who is an indispensable resource. Gosse's dedication to thorough research and his ability to present complex information in a digestible manner make this book a valuable addition to any pirate enthusiast's library. Whether you're a scholar, history buff, or simply fascinated by the golden age of piracy, Gosse's work will undoubtedly satisfy your thirst for knowledge about these notorious, captivating figures.

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Transcriber's note.

Many of the names in this book (even outside quoted passages) are inconsistently spelt. I have chosen to retain the original spelling treating these as author error rather than typographical carelessness.

THE PIRATES'

WHO'S WHO

Giving Particulars of the Lives & Deaths of the Pirates & Buccaneers

BY PHILIP GOSSE

ILLUSTRATED

BURT FRANKLIN: RESEARCH & SOURCE WORKS SERIES 119

Essays in History, Economics & Social Science 51

BURT FRANKLIN

NEW YORK

Published by BURT FRANKLIN 235 East 44th St., New York 10017 Originally Published: 1924 Printed in the U.S.A.

Library of Congress Catalog Card No.: 68 56594 Burt Franklin: Research & Source Works Series 119 Essays in History, Economics & Social Science 51

I DEDICATE THIS BOOK

TO

MY FELLOW MEMBERS OF

THE FOUNTAIN CLUB

WITH THE EARNEST HOPE THAT NOTHING IT CONTAINS MAY INCITE THEM TO EMULATE ITS HEROES

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

TO FACE PAGE

A PAGE FROM THE LOG BOOK OF CAPTAIN DAMPIER 98

PRESSING A PIRATE TO PLEAD 140

A PIRATE BEING HANGED AT EXECUTION DOCK, WAPPING 182

ANNE BONNY AND MARY READ, CONVICTED OF PIRACY NOVEMBER 28TH, 1720, IN JAMAICA 256

CAPTAIN BARTHOLOMEW ROBERTS 262

PREFACE

Let it be made clear at the very outset of this Preface that the pages which follow do not pretend to be a history of piracy, but are simply an attempt to gather together, from various sources, particulars of those redoubtable pirates and buccaneers whose names have been handed down to us in a desultory way... Continue reading book >>




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