The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd Book Summary and Study Guide

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Hyperion, Jun 2002, 25.95, 400 pp.
ISBN: 0786865334

This book is a surprising treasure that brings to life more than just the shocking life of Captain Kidd. The biography also takes an up close look at the late seventeenth century on the high seas and in the major harbor towns. Digging into the documentation, author Richard Zacks contends that Captain William Kidd was not a cutthroat killing pirate; but instead he was a family man renowned as a New York sea captain. Thus, merchants and politicians like the governor of the New York colony hired Kidd to chase down pirates like Robert Culliford to reclaim the booty they stole. THE PIRATE HUNTER: THE TRUE STORY OF CAPTAIN KIDD is a fabulous historical biography that never slows down and worth reading for as much as learning the real record as for how well Mr. Zacks tells a nonfiction adventure tale.
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Harriet Klausner

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   pirate Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1600-1899

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Century:    -   18th century

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   challenged How much dialogue in bio?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   51%-75% of book

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