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Richard Zacks THE PIRATE HUNTER First Edition

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First UK edition, first print hardback of THE PIRATE HUNTER: The True Story of Captain Kidd, by Richard Zacks and published by Review/Headline Book Publishing, London in 2002. With full numberline 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 on the copyright page.

The book is in very good condition (Clean orange cloth boards and silver lettering on the spine) with only minor wear to the illustrated dust jacket, which is not price clipped (light creasing to edges). Internally, the pages are clean and tight and there are no tears and no inscriptions. There is light tanning to the pages.

Richard Zacks got his book-writing start specializing in lewd and offbeat history. His An Underground Education and History Laid Bare are classics of their kind.

More recently, he is the author of The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd, chosen by Time in 2002 as one of the five best nonfiction books of the year; and The Pirate Coast (2005).

His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, Time, Life, Harper’s, Sports Illustrated, Village Voice, and other publications.

"Everybody knows the legend of Captain Kidd, the most ruthless buccannee of all time, a storybook villian complete with eye patch and peg leg. But the truth is far stranger than the simplistic myth.

William Kidd was actually a repectable Scottish merchant sea captain, secretly employed by a consortium of powerful English lords headed by King William III to track down pirates and recover their spoils. It was a licence to steal from thieves, but Kidd was to face storms, disease and mutiny - and betrayal at every turn.

This remarkable, colourful tale traces Kidd's voyages in the 1690s from the bustling docks of 17th century New York to Whitehall Palace in London; from the ports of the Caribbean to a secret pirate paradise off Madagascar.

During his research, Richard Zacks also stumbled across the story of a long forgotten rogue from Cornwall named Robert Culliford, a truly ruthless pirate who flew a blood red flag which signified 'no mercy' and whose surgeon was named Jon Death.

Kidd's and Culliford's paths were to cross again and again throughout their lives, in an extraordinary unscripted duel across the oceans of the world. One man would hang on the gallows of the London dockside; the other would walk away with the treasure.

Superbly written and impeccably researched, The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detection and a ripping good yarn."

'An enthralling new biography ... Captain Kidd practically swaggers off the pages of this rich, riotous bio' —Time Magazine

'Zack’s detective work here is thoroughly convincing.' — The New Yorker

422 pages.

ISBN: 0 7553 1131 0

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