The Lost Fleet

Tracing the lives of fabled pirates like the Chevalier de Grammont, Nikolaas Van Hoorn, Thomas Paine, and Jean Comte d'Estrées, The Lost Fleet portrays a dark age, when the outcasts of European society formed a democracy of buccaneers, ...

The Lost Fleet

Author: Barry Clifford

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061968013

Page: 304

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On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy. Tracing the lives of fabled pirates like the Chevalier de Grammont, Nikolaas Van Hoorn, Thomas Paine, and Jean Comte d'Estrées, The Lost Fleet portrays a dark age, when the outcasts of European society formed a democracy of buccaneers, settling on a string of islands off the African coast. From there, the pirates haunted the world's oceans, wreaking havoc on the settlements along the Spanish mainland and -- often enlisted by French and English governments -- sacking ships, ports, and coastal towns. More than three hundred years later, writer, explorer, and deep-sea diver Barry Clifford follows the pirates' destructive wake back to Venezuela. With the help of a lost map, drawn by the captain of the lost French fleet, Clifford locates the site of the disaster and wreckage of the once-mighty armada.

Piracy Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

The geography of Atlantic piracy receives welcome attention in Galvin 1999,
which focuses on the island of Tortuga. ▻Clifford, Barry. The Lost Fleet: The
Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy. New York: William
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Piracy  Oxford Bibliographies Online Research Guide

Author: Oxford University Press

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199808519

Page: 22

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The Buccaneer s Realm

Coins of the Lost Galleons. 3rd ed. ... Burg, B. R. Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition
: English Sea Rovers in the Seventeenth-Century Caribbean. New York: ... The
Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada From the Golden Age of Piracy.

The Buccaneer s Realm

Author: Benerson Little

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1612343619

Page: 360

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In 1674, it is three years since Henry Morgan’s pirates sacked Panama. England is now at peace with Spain, and soon France, Holland, and Spain will briefly be at peace among themselves. But soon buccaneers and their French counterparts, the filibusters, will seize the opportunity of material gain presented by the far-flung and failing Spanish Empire. And Spain will produce its own notorious pirates, whose depredations against the English and French will become legend. These men of opportunistic calculation and desperate courage live in a wilder, larger, and richer time and place than any other frontier in modern history—the Spanish Main. Unflinchingly, unhesitatingly, unabashedly, they will take to the peaceful seas for riches by force of arms. The world will witness piracy on a grand scale. While Benerson Little’s previous work showed brilliantly how pirates actually plied their trade, The Buccaneer’s Realm focuses on their cultural and physical environments. It describes not merely their deeds but their world—the New World of the Spanish Main and its many peoples, freedoms, dangers, and exploits that are the foundation of the Americas. A detailed and lively description of pirate life, it will especially appeal to readers with an interest in maritime, naval, military, and colonial history, as well as sociologists, anthropologists, and armchair adventurers.

Guiding Adolescent Readers to Success

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Guiding Adolescent Readers to Success

Author: Mark Donnelly

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425808280

Page: 256

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A guide to utilizing guided reading strategies in the middle school classroom provides teachers with strategies, differentiation suggestions, and practical tips for integrating guided reading principles across various fiction and nonfiction genres.