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Terror of the Spanish Main : Sir Henry Morgan and his buccaneers / Albert Marrin.

By: Marrin, Albert.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Dutton Children's Books, c1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: 240 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0525459421; 9780525459422.Subject(s): Morgan, Henry, 1635?-1688 -- Juvenile literature | Spanish Main -- Juvenile literature | Panama (Panama) -- History -- Destruction, 1671 -- Juvenile literature | Caribbean Area -- History -- To 1810 -- Juvenile literature | Buccaneers -- History -- Juvenile literatureAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Terror of the Spanish Main.; Online version:: Terror of the Spanish Main.DDC classification: 972.9/03/092 | B LOC classification: F2161.M83 | M37 1998
Contents:
Great Morgan's fame -- Passage to America - Making of a buccaneer -- Admiral Morgan and his old privateers -- Flames of Panama -- Into the sunset.
Summary: An account of the life and times of the English buccaneer, Henry Morgan, from his birth in Wales through his daring exploits in the Spanish Main to his later years in Jamaica.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-235) and index.

An account of the life and times of the English buccaneer, Henry Morgan, from his birth in Wales through his daring exploits in the Spanish Main to his later years in Jamaica.

Great Morgan's fame -- Passage to America - Making of a buccaneer -- Admiral Morgan and his old privateers -- Flames of Panama -- Into the sunset.

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Gr 6 Up-Fascinating in its details and extremely readable, this book is hard to put down. In telling Morgan's story, Marrin reaches far beyond the buccaneer's exciting exploits, spinning a rip-roaring yarn of life in the age of exploration, beginning with Columbus's return from the New World and ending with the Jamaican earthquake of 1692 that unearthed Morgan's coffin, sending it out to sea. The writing is lively and the colorful primary-source quotations are almost pungent with the spice of the tropical-island air. The book is most interesting when the author steps aside momentarily to let the memoir of some forgotten sailor speak for itself on the subject of discipline, personal hygiene, or the danger of fires at sea. Through this accumulation of telling details (life in an English village; life aboard a ship; the clothing, weapons, and social manners of the world of the 1600s), Marrin has constructed an extremely compelling narrative and created a useful resource on life during this period. Engaging black-and-white etchings and line drawings give not only a picture of the historical figures and events (buccaneers plundering Panama, pirates boarding a vessel, the beheading of King Charles), but also offer a taste of the 17th-century imagination (a sea-monster attacking a ship). Each illustration is accompanied by a helpful caption. For the period, the people, and the way they lived, this is an essential volume.-Herman Sutter, Saint Pius X High School, Houston, TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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