Alexandre Exquemelin’s first hand account of the life of a pirate in the Spanish Main is the source of much of today’s pirate lore. From Long. Exquemelin, A. O. (Alexandre Olivier): The Buccaneers of America: A True Account of the Most Remarkable Assaults Committed of Late Years Upon the Coasts. Fascinating chronicle of the bands of plundering sea rovers who roamed the Caribbean and coastlines of Central America in the 17th century. Detailed accounts.

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Aug 04, Lothar Krechel rated it it was amazing. Avast, dun’t yer get exquwmelin of a hist’ry book Aug 07, Pippi Bluestocking rated it it was amazing Shelves: Available for download now. Sep 06, Exquemein Hoffman rated it really liked it. How did he come to join Henry Morgan, a Welsh soldier in the service of England? O Exquemelin 17 editions published between and in Dutch and English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide.

Open Preview See a Problem? Supposedly a first hand account of the background, conquests and depravity of the 17th century buccaneers operating in the Caribbean.

The Buccaneers of America

Contenant ce qui’ils y ont fait de remarquable by A. Great pace throughout, slexandre it does get a little dry towards the end as the author succumbs to sickness and simply shares daily journal entries on direction of travel and weather.

A first-hand, and first-rate, account of the Boucaniers of Hispaniola and their transformation into Buccaneers as they raided and plundered the Spanish Main in the unofficial service of the English and French crowns. Jan 09, Mark rated it liked it. I will show you my house and my goods and my money! I’ve said before and I’ll say again – first hand accounts are best.


O Exquemelin Book 14 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide “This shocking portrait of the Seventeenth century sea-rovers, since revealed to contain several errors and exaggerations, includes Exquemelin’s sensationalized accounts of international criminals who performed inhuman acts oliivier cruelty.

Evidently they didn’t have great editors in the 17th century. I’ve read this contemporary account of the Captain Morgan, and let me simply say that history is not accurately depicted in commercials.

Jul 24, Sergio rated it really liked it. The History of the Bucaniers of America has been called the ur-text of pirate narratives. The interesting years of the buccaneers, as told exquekelin one of them.

Published February 26th by Dover Publications first published Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It digresses almost immediately into anecdotes about plants and wildlife, but I love those narrow glimpses of life in the Caribbean.

Born aboutit is likely that Exquemelin was a native of Honfleur ollvier, France, who on his return from buccaneering settled in Hollandpossibly because he was a Huguenot.

Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin – Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre

This is a source text, not literature, so don’t expect it to win a Pulitzer, but it is interesting. Although exquemeoin doesn’t cover the whole story – how could he? As an example, you’ll learn how a member of Captain Morgan’s crew was shot with an arrow, pulled it out of the other side of his body, wrapped it in gunpowder and shot it back at his assailant with a musket, setting fire to their whole tower.


This Dutch edition was translated into Spanish inand from Spanish into Englisch ininto French in and afterwards reprinted many times. Jan 11, Megan rated it it was ok. This is definitely one of those cases where truth is stranger than fiction. Lists with This Book.

Looking out of the portals of El Moro viejo San Juan whispers of fortunes and empires. Exquemelin was apparently a Dutch or Flemish surgeon who purchased his freedom from indentured servitude in the West Indies and joined Henry Morgan and his crew of pirates.

The Buccaneers of America – Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin – Google Books

Fills in some of the blanks of history. Detailed accounts exqkemelin shrewd and fearless men, excellent navigators, and blood-thirsty adventurers who frequently committed inhuman acts of cruelty – among them the infamous Henry Morgan, whose exploits culminated in the seizure and burning of Panama City. Bucaniers of America, or, A true account of the most remarkable assaults committed of late years upon the coasts of the West-Indies, by the bucaniers of Jamaica and Tortuga, both English and French: Are you exqueemlin author?