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Quelch's Gold: Piracy, Greed, and Betrayal in Colonial New England Hardcover – 30 Mar 2007

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers Inc.,U.S.; Annotated edition edition (30 Mar. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0275994074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0275994075
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 3.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,326,352 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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?Discusses the 1704 trial and hanging in Boston of John Quelch, captain of the Charles, and members of his crew, for piracy in Brazilian waters against Britian's ally Portugal.?-The Chronicle of Higher Education

?[T]he plot of Quelch's Gold is elaborate and the scenery amazing, reminding us of New England's ties to the wide Atlantic world.?-H-Atlantic

?Quelch's Gold is an excellent read - a pirate tale from beginning to end, but also one that has strong links to the early American spirit. Sometimes it's difficult to see how events from 300 years ago had their affect on our present world, but author Clifford Beal crafts a story that feels at once historical yet entirely relevant The trial itself is conveyed in an equally compelling manner, and opens up many legal and ethical questions that should make for excellent conversational fodder amongst fellow pirate and historical buffs.?-Bilgemunky.com

?Beal, a defense and security affairs writer, tells the story of pirate John Quelch, who was commander of the Charles and arrested on charges of piracy and murder in 1704. He recounts the ship's voyage, the subsequent trial and Quelch's execution in America, and how it was an early sign of the Revolution.?-Reference & Research Book News

?Beal cuts to the heart of one authentic pirate in his new book Quelch's Gold. John Quelch is not as famous as Captain Kidd and Edmund "Blackbeard" Teach, who also sailed these waters, but his story reveals much about how pirates actually lived....Quelch's Gold is a thrilling pirate story, now finally and dramatically told, as bizarre as anything Disney might dream up but this one is true.?-SeacoastNH.com

"[T]he plot of Quelch's Gold is elaborate and the scenery amazing, reminding us of New England's ties to the wide Atlantic world."-H-Atlantic

"Quelch's Gold is an excellent read - a pirate tale from beginning to end, but also one that has strong links to the early American spirit. Sometimes it's difficult to see how events from 300 years ago had their affect on our present world, but author Clifford Beal crafts a story that feels at once historical yet entirely relevant The trial itself is conveyed in an equally compelling manner, and opens up many legal and ethical questions that should make for excellent conversational fodder amongst fellow pirate and historical buffs."-Bilgemunky.com

""Quelch's Gold" is an excellent read - a pirate tale from beginning to end, but also one that has strong links to the early American spirit. Sometimes it's difficult to see how events from 300 years ago had their affect on our present world, but author Clifford Beal crafts a story that feels at once historical yet entirely relevant The trial itself is conveyed in an equally compelling manner, and opens up many legal and ethical questions that should make for excellent conversational fodder amongst fellow pirate and historical buffs." -

Bilgemunky.com

"Discusses the 1704 trial and hanging in Boston of John Quelch, captain of the Charles, and members of his crew, for piracy in Brazilian waters against Britian's ally Portugal." -

The Chronicle of Higher Education

"[T]he plot of "Quelch's Gold" is elaborate and the scenery amazing, reminding us of New England's ties to the wide Atlantic world." -

H-Atlantic

About the Author

Clifford Beal is a defense and security affairs writer and the former Editor of Jane's Defence Weekly in London. He has written for periodicals including Jane's, Military History Quarterly, The Sunday Times, Toronto Globe & Mail, Dublin Sunday Business Post, Frontiers, Focus, and The International Herald Tribune.


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