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Author Harris, Graham, 1937-

Title Treasure and intrigue : the legacy of Captain Kidd / Graham Harris
Published Toronto, Ont. : Dundurn Press, [2002]
©2002
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Contents Introduction: Pieces of the puzzle -- The hanging of Captain Kidd -- The riches of the East -- Piracy in the Indian Ocean -- Captain Kidd and his commission -- The sailing of the Adventure Galley -- The taking of the Queddah Merchant -- Robert Culliford and the encounter at St. Marie -- Navigation in the seventeenth century -- The Kidd-Palmer charts -- Treasure Island -- William Dampier, buccaneer -- Captain Charles Johnson -- The long voyage home -- Testimonies and letters -- Recovering the treasure -- Appendix I. Articles of agreement signed at New York for the voyage of the Adventure Galley -- Appendix II. Biographical details of Kidd's and Culliford's crews -- Appendix III. Kidd's backers and others
Summary Three hundred years ago, Captain Kidd was hanged for piracy, but before died he claimed to have hidden a vast fortune in the Indies. In the years since, maps to the fabled island have appeared and there have been many attempts to recover that treasure. This book examines Kidd's life against the backdrop of piracy in the Indian Ocean and concludes that there is much to justify his claim, and even more to his story - a life of piracy thrust upon him by noble backers, men who broke their own laws and then let him die for their crimes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Kidd, William, -1701.
Pirates -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Pirates -- Indian Ocean -- History -- 17th century.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004426325
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