Fantastic book describing in detail the lives of many famous pirates, giving contemporary accounts of crew members and famous capers. The language is somewhat archaic as you may expect of a book that was published in 1724, but I never found it to be more than a minor obstacle. A must have for any pirate lover.
The format alone is truly fascinating. The archaic language is somewhat appropriate for a book thoroughly researched in early 18th century.
Daniel DeFoe which is known for Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders has had a great interest on piracy, which he goes to describe in a very clear language and enjoiable lifr of pirates; ships, crews, ports life, jargon, etc, but more so and more interesting the Cap'ns' life at sea and their traits and notably 2 women captains which, in the 17th and 18th century were very tough lives - and to a degree regardless of gender.
From the legendary Captain Teach aka Blackbeard to many more ruthless and fascinating characters and in great details too.
A little mention goes to the small price as it is below £5.00!
Interesting book. I bought this to research a bit into the history underpinning the Black Sails series. It is fascinating for that alone, but gives an additional contemporary insight into the period and the pirate life. Embellished it may be, but that doesn't detract from the amazing tales it tells.