The Illustrated Pirate Diaries
A Remarkable Eyewitness Account of Captain Morgan and the BuccaneersBook - 2008
A classic eyewitness account of the adventures of Sir Henry Morgan and his band of pirates is a vividly illustrated edition that describes their confrontations with Spanish forces, attacks on Caribbean settlements, and capture of Panama City. 20,000 first printing.
"Morgan hurled himself at the fuse, and saved all his comrades' lives. His bravery was already the stuff of legend, and this exploit made his men even more determined to follow him anywhere."
Of all the pirates to terrorize the Caribbean waters, none are as notorious as Sir Henry Morgan. His fame rests in part on an extraordinary document: the diary of buccaneer Alexander Exquemelin, who sailed under Morgan and recorded his infamous and bloody adventures. Originally published in 1678, Exquemelin's classic account of joining "the wicked order of pirates," and of the most fearsome buccaneers of the era, has remained in print for more than 300 years. Now, in a special illustrated edition filled with maps, paintings, photographs, and fascinating background on pirate culture, his unforgettable diary comes to new life, bringing the authentic world of the buccaneers to a modern audience far better than any movie could.
Alexandre Exquemelin, a seventeenth-century pirate, describes the buccaneering life and the exploits of Captain Henry Morgan.