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The Buccaneers of the Caribbean By Jon Latimer

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The Buccaneers of the Caribbean: How Piracy Forged an Empire, 1607-1697 by Jon Latimer

This is the incredible true story of piracy in the Caribbean, proof positive that fact is stranger than fiction. From the moment the English established their first tiny colonies in the New World, semi-legal pirates took on the might of the Spanish Empire. The lure of Spanish gold was so strong that French and Dutch privateers soon joined them. Sometimes licensed by governments, but often not, desperate gangs of cut-throats dominated the Caribbean throughout the seventeenth century. Led by ruthless captains, they wrested many of the key islands from Spanish control, then fought each other for the region's strategic bases. Most notoriously, the 'brethren of the coast' established the pirate port of Tortuga, the infamous city of crime. From Piet Heyn's capture of the entire Spanish treasure fleet in 1628, to Henry Morgan's sack of Panama, this was the Age of the Buccaneers. This epic story continued up to the destruction of the pirates' lair of Port Royal by an earthquake in 1692 -- recognised at the time as the judgement of God...International treaties at the end of the century brought this dramatic era to a close, by which time the division of the Caribbean among European powers was complete. And a legend had been born.

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"a comprehensive and often compelling alternative to the Pugwash/Jack Sparrow school of buccaneering" -- Adrian Tinniswood LITERARY REVIEW "Buccaneers is full of surprises, such as female pirates" -- Martin Latham WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY "a valuable fresh perspective on freebooting" -- Simon D Smith BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE

About Jon Latimer


Jon Latimer studied Oceanography at University College, Swansea. He served for 16 years in the Territorial Army and was commissioned into the Royal Welch Fusiliers. He taught at the University of Wales, Swansea and wrote on a number of military and naval subjects, from the desert war in World War II to the war of 1812.

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GOR011103689
The Buccaneers of the Caribbean: How Piracy Forged an Empire, 1607-1697 by Jon Latimer
Jon Latimer
Used - Well Read
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
2009-04-30
352
029784458X
9780297844587
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