Captain Kidd

The Hunt for the Truth

Craig Cabell, Allan Richards, Graham Thomas

The execution of Captain William Kidd on 23 May 1701 is one of the most controversial and revealing episodes in the long history of piracy. His story is complex and ambiguous. This timely new account of Kidd's life and seafaring career reassesses the man and his legend - it makes compelling reading.
Date Published :
February 2011
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
20 illustrations
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844159611
Pages : 176
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The execution of Captain William Kidd on 23 May 1701 is one of the most controversial and revealing episodes in the long history of piracy. The legend that has grown up around Kidd’s final voyage, his concealed treasure and the dubious conduct of his trial, has made him into one of the most intriguing and misunderstood figures from the golden age of piracy. For either Kidd was a legal privateer or he was a wicked pirate – indeed he has been described as one of the most feared pirates to sail the high seas. But his story is complex and ambiguous. This timely new account of Kidd’s life and seafaring career reassesses the man and his legend – it makes compelling reading.

About The Author
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Craig Cabell is a journalist and author. His works include, in addition to Frederick Forsyth - A Matter of Protocol, The Kray Brothers, Dennis Wheatley - Churchill's Storyteller and VE Day - A Day to Remember (published by Pen and Sword Books).

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