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Born to be hanged : the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune  Cover Image Book Book

Born to be hanged : the epic story of the gentlemen pirates who raided the South Seas, rescued a princess, and stole a fortune / Keith Thomson.

Record details

  • ISBN: 0316703613
  • ISBN: 9780316703611
  • Physical Description: ix, 371 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Little, Brown and Company, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [317]-356) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: The sacred hunger of gold. The princess -- The golden swordsman -- The gap -- Golden-cap -- The forlorn -- The second-largest city in the western hemisphere -- A natural pirate -- An easy canoe ride -- Castaways -- Surprizal -- The dragon -- The extreamest hazard of fire and sword -- Blood ran down the decks in whole streams -- Mutiny -- Part II: The South Seas. The muzzles of our guns -- Swallowed by the sea -- As valiant and courageous as any could be -- Snake-haired sisters -- The merry blades -- Water, water -- Ransom -- Eighty-five stout fellows -- Robinson Crusoe -- The very illustrious and royal city of Saint Mark of Arica -- The itch -- Part III: Straits. Expect to be shot to death -- The pyre -- Bloodletting -- A warm deck -- The horn -- Landfall -- The silver oar -- The sequel.
Summary, etc.:
"Discover the "fascinating and outrageously readable" account of the roguish acts of the first pirates to raid the Pacific in a crusade that ended in a sensational trial back in England."--Amazon.
Subject: Morgan, Henry, 1635?-1688 > Influence.
Piracy > Panama > History > 17th century.
Pirates > Panama > History > 17th century.
Panama > History > 17th century.
Piracy > Pacific Coast (Latin America) > History > 17th century.
Trials (Piracy) > England > History.
Genre: Biographies.

Available copies

  • 7 of 12 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Crawford County.

Holds

  • 2 current holds with 12 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crawford County Library-Steelville 972.87 THO (Text) 33431000651198 New Non-Fiction Available -


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