The execution of Captain William Kidd on 23 May 1701 is one of the most controversial and revealing episodes in the long history of piracy. The legend that has grown up around Kidd s final voyage, his concealed treasure and the dubious conduct of his trial, has made him into one of the most intriguing and misunderstood figures from the golden age of piracy. For either Kidd was a legal privateer or he was a wicked pirate indeed he has been described as one of the most feared pirates to sail the high seas. But his story is complex and ambiguous. This timely new account of Kidd s life and seafaring career reassesses the man and his legend it makes compelling reading.

Captain Kidd: The Hunt for the Truth

Author:  Craig Cabell, Graham A. Thomas & Allan Richards

Title: Captain Kidd: The Hunt for the Truth

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First Published by: Pen & Sword Maritime

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Format: HC

Date: 21 October 2010

ISBN-10: 1844159612

ISBN-13: 978-1844159611

 

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