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The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd
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...