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Pirates on the Coasts of Peru, 1598-1701 By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of the aims and imagined rewards of seamen sailing from northern Europe and the West Indies to the west coast of South America in the 17th century, especially between the Straits of Magellan... More > and the Isthmus of Panama. Their personal objectives were self-enrichment, after the arrival in Europe of breathtaking treasures in gold, silver and jewels looted by Spanish conquistadors from indigenous peoples. But their actions were embittered by decades of fierce animosity towards Spain arising from opposition to her Catholic beliefs, and from the quest for political independence for example in the Low Countries from 1568 to 1648. They range from buccaneers - some of the most ferocious, heartless and brutal men of their age, murdering and taking hostages like 21st-c. terrorists, to others keen to explore new commercial horizons for European trade, or in the case of the Dutch even to challenge Spanish political jurisdiction and occupy lands through armed alliances with local peoples.< Less
Pirates On the Coasts of Peru, 1598-1701 By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of the aims and imagined rewards of seamen sailing from northern Europe and the West Indies to the west coast of South America in the 17th century, especially between the Straits of Magellan... More > and the Isthmus of Panama. Their personal objectives were self-enrichment, after the arrival in Europe of breathtaking treasures in gold, silver and jewels looted by Spanish conquistadors from indigenous peoples. But their actions were embittered by decades of fierce animosity towards Spain arising from opposition to her Catholic beliefs, and from the quest for political independence for example in the Low Countries from 1568 to 1648. They range from buccaneers - some of the most ferocious, heartless and brutal men of their age, murdering and taking hostages like 21st-c. terrorists, to others keen to explore new commercial horizons for European trade, or in the case of the Dutch even to challenge Spanish political jurisdiction and occupy lands through armed alliances with local peoples.< Less
Pirates on the Coasts of Peru, 1598-1701 By Peter T. Bradley
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A study of the aims and imagined rewards of seamen sailing from northern Europe and the West Indies to the west coast of South America in the 17th century, especially between the Straits of Magellan... More > and the Isthmus of Panama. Their personal objectives were self-enrichment, after the arrival in Europe of breathtaking treasures in gold, silver and jewels looted by Spanish conquistadors from indigenous peoples. But their actions were embittered by decades of fierce animosity towards Spain arising from opposition to her Catholic beliefs, and from the quest for political independence for example in the Low Countries from 1568 to 1648. They range from buccaneers - some of the most ferocious, heartless and brutal men of their age, murdering and taking hostages like 21st-c. terrorists, to others keen to explore new commercial horizons for European trade, or in the case of the Dutch even to challenge Spanish political jurisdiction and occupy lands through armed alliances with local peoples.< Less
THE 2009 BLINN COLLEGE SOFTBALL TEAM: DETERMINED TO WIN By Richard Bray
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This 108-page, high-quality paperback chronicles the Blinn College softball team's 2009 season, from the first game of the season to the team's fourth-place finish at the national tournament.... More > DETERMINED TO WIN includes every Banner-Press story covering the team during the season and more than 50 photos, many of which were not published in the Banner-Press. Makes a great keepsake for relatives!< Less
The Ghost Ship: A Mystery of the Sea By John C. (John Conroy) Hutcheson
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Cultism in Educational Institutions in Nigeria By Ivor Ogidefa
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Causes, possible solutions and counseling implications of cultism and how it affects us all.
The Madman and the Pirate By R. M. Ballantyne
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The Madman and the Pirate by R. M. Ballantyne and Illustrated by Arthur Twidle edited in 1883. Little did the wretched man think, when they conducted him to a hut in the middle of their village and... More > supplied him with meat and drink, that this was a preliminary ceremony to the terrible end they purposed to make of him. It is true he did not feel easy in his mind, for, despite this touch of hospitality, his captors regarded him with looks of undisguised hatred. R. M. Ballantyne (1825-1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer. Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. In 1848 he published his first book, Hudson's Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated.< Less
Kate Bonnet: The Romance of a Pirate's Daughter By Frank R. Stockton
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Kate Bonnet: The Romance of a Pirate's Daughter by Frank R. Stockton. A sanitized and cheerful pirate tale, with just a few scenes set at Topsail Inlet and Cape Fear. Kate tries to steer her father,... More > Stede Bonnet, away from piracy, in part for his safety, and in part to speed her marriage plans. Blackbeard, a rival and sometime collaborator with Bonnet, complicates matters. Frank Richard Stockton (1834-1902) was an American writer and humorist, best known today for a series of innovative children's fairy tales that were widely popular during the last decades of the 19th century. For years he supported himself as a wood engraver until his father's death in 1860; in 1867, he moved back to Philadelphia to write for a newspaper founded by his brother. His first fairy tale, "Ting-a-ling," was published that year in The Riverside Magazine; his first book collection appeared in 1870.< Less
The Pirate Island: A Story of the South Pacific By Harry Collingwood
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The Pirate Island: A Story of the South Pacific by Harry Collingwood and Illustrated by C.J. Staniland and J. R. Wells, first published in 1884. A very exciting story. It starts with a severe gale... More > on the Essex coast of England. A rescue is effected, as a result of which one of the local fishermen generously adopts an orphan boy they find on the sinking ship. Years later a number of young people set out on a return voyage by sea to Australia. On the return voyage there is a disastrous fire on board their ship, the Galatea, as a result of which they and the crew take to the boats. They are rescued by a vessel that turns out to be a pirate ship, the captain of which takes them to his island, where he has a number of ships of various kinds that he has captured. Harry Collingwood (1851-1922). Pseudonym of William Joseph Cosens Lancaster, a civil engineer who specialised in seas and harbours.< Less
The Pirate of the Mediterranean: A Tale of the Sea By W. H. G. Kingston
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The Pirate of the Mediterranean, a Tale of the Sea, by W.H.G. Kingston, first published in 1851. Full of adventure and tense situations. The Mediterranean Pirate preyed mostly upon Italian, Greek... More > and Turkish vessels in the Eastern Mediterranean Another admirable book from the pen of a great author, and I recommend it to you. William Henry Giles Kingston (1814-1880), was a writer of tales for boys. He was born in London, but spent much of his youth in Oporto, Portugal. His first book for boys, Peter the Whaler, was published in 1851, and had such success that he retired from business and devoted himself entirely to the production of this kind of literature, in which his popularity was deservedly great. He was also interested in emigration, volunteering, and various philanthropic schemes. For services in negotiating a commercial treaty with Portugal he received a Portuguese knighthood, and for his literary labours a Government pension.< Less

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