A General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates by Captain Charles Johnson
Originally published in 1724, during the Golden Age of Piracy, this famous account of the lives and exploits of the most notorious pirates of the day was an immediate sensation. A General History of Robberies and Murders with its dramatic writing style - which vividly captures the realities and savagery of the pirate existence - was thought, for a long time, to have been written by Daniel Defoe. During it's nearly three hundred year history, this remarkable volume has become the main source for scholars researching the famous female pirates Mary Read and Anne Bonny, as well as being largely responsible for the posthumous fame of the legendary Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. With highly detailed and accurate accounts of notorious pirates in all their gruesome glory, this is a must-have volume for anyone with an interest in the swashbuckling side of history.