Captain Kidd

Captain Kidd

Author: Robert C. Ritchie

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ISBN: 0760708401

Page: 306

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Traces the history of piracy, follows the brief career of Captain Kidd, and explains why seventeenth century men became pirates.

Traces the history of piracy, follows the brief career of Captain Kidd, and explains why seventeenth century men became pirates.



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