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Bandits and Privateers

Canada in the Age of Gunpowder

By Ed Butts and Harold Horwood

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Series: Goodread Biographies

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Convincing proof that Canadian history is anything but dull, this book recounts the action-filled careers of some of the country's most successful and violent adventurers, licit and illicit.
From Elizabethan privateers seeking fortune off the coasts of Newfoundland to the courtly warriors of Acadia, from the wildly successful letter-of-marque ships of Liverpool, Nova Scotia to the vicious sea fights of the War of 1812, Horwood and Butts reconstruct the lives of the country's finest fighting seamen. Inland, they consider the less reputable careers of the gangs who fought for control of gold and timber in the raw frontier settlements that would one day be Canada.
Featuring plently of fast-paced action Bandits and Privateers brings the excitement of Canadian history to life.

"it's intriguing stuff, if at times grisly."

- Vancouver Sun

"Canadian history with a bang."

- Vancouver Sun

"Nice, neat accounts of our more interesting villains."

- Globe and Mail

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 232 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1988
ISBN: 9780887801570
Format: 7in x 4.25in

BISAC Code:  HIS006000, HIS027130
Imprint: Goodread Biography


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