Pirates

History of the Bucaniers of America, by Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin

Alexandre Exquemelin’s first hand account of the life of a pirate in the Spanish Main is the source of much of today’s pirate lore. From Long John Silver to Jack Sparrow, fictional pirates have their roots in Exquemelin’s 17th century bestseller. The History of the Bucaniers of America has been called the ur-text of pirate... more