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  • Author:
    Barry Clifford
  • ISBN:
    0060185090
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060185091
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  • Publisher:
    William Morrow; 1 edition (October 21, 2003)
  • Pages:
    288 pages
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  • Rating:
    4.1
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Clifford and coauthor Perry alternate between history and narrative. Over the course of the book, they tell how Kidd, a wealthy and respected man in New York's social and political circles, who was royally commissioned as a pirate hunter, later became the most wanted outlaw of his time.

The weakness of this book is probably the subject at hand. Captain Kidd, for all the interest in his character, is really not much of an exciting figure. The only aspect that leads to his romantic imagery is merely the fact as to whether or not he did in fact bury gold, and if so where. I enjoyed it alot and even learned a thing or two I didn't know about Kidd and all that's involved in salvaging shipwrecks. May 13, 2014 Steve Lane rated it it was ok. More about the difficulties of government permitting and the politics of treasure hunting.

by Barry Clifford, Paul Perry. Their goal is to find, identify, and possibly excavate the remains of history's most famous pirate ship: Captain Kidd's Adventure Galley.

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Kidd, William, -1701, Clifford, Barry, Kidd, William, died 1701, Adventure Galley (Ship), Shipwrecks, Travel, Adventure Galley (Ship), Shipwrecks, Shipwrecks, Travel. New York : Perennial. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on January 16, 2014.

An enjoyable re-creation of Captain William Kidd's last days, twined with pirate-hunter .

An enjoyable re-creation of Captain William Kidd's last days, twined with pirate-hunter Clifford's (The Lost Fleet, 2002, et. efforts to locate the captain's last great privateering vessel. Clifford tells the woeful Kidd story well, though it is difficult to appreciate Kidd as misunderstood -his ship committed acts of piracy, and he hung for it-or that he had undertaken his ruinous privateering mission to improve his social standing, since he was already a man of considerable social and economic stature in New York City.

US explorer Barry Clifford says he believes there are many more such bars still in the wreck. Captain's Kidd's treasure is the stuff of legends. Image caption Barry Clifford led a team which discovered the suspected treasure. Capt Kidd was first appointed by the British authorities to tackle piracy but later became a ruthless criminal and was executed in 1701. People have been looking for it for 300 years. To literally have it hit me on the head - I thought what the heck just happened to me. I really didn't expect this," Mr Clifford said. There's more down there. Image caption Soldiers watched over the silver at a ceremony attended by the president and diplomats.

Captain Condent, Shooting the Indian, from the Pirates of the Spanish Main series (N19) for Allen & Ginter Cigarettes MET DP835009. Clifford, Barry (2005). Clifford, Brandon (2008). By April 1719, Condent had reached Madagascar and established a base at Sainte-Marie. The Gold of Billy One-Hand" (PDF).

The tale of Captain William Kidd, his privateering voyage, and his execution on what he considered trumped-up charges . It makes me wonder why Barry Clifford signed on a second writer. He certainly didn't do much for the book.

The tale of Captain William Kidd, his privateering voyage, and his execution on what he considered trumped-up charges is fascinating. And it is not very well-documented, simply because so few records were kept. Good archaeology might have filled in at least a few useful details. Sadly, they aren't to be found here. It's really too bad they couldn't start over and do this right.

When history's most famous pirate, Captain Kidd, was hanged in 1701, he left behind a trail of treasure and treachery that stretched halfway around the world. For undersea explorer Barry Clifford, the biggest prize of all would be to find the Adventure Galley, Kidd's legendary pirate ship

When history's most famous pirate, Captain Kidd, was hanged in 1701, he left behind a trail of treasure and treachery that stretched halfway around the world. For undersea explorer Barry Clifford, the biggest prize of all would be to find the Adventure Galley, Kidd's legendary pirate ship. In the world of pirate archaeology, it was the Holy Grail.

When history's most famous pirate, Captain Kidd, was hanged in 1701, he left behind a trail of treasure and treachery that stretched halfway around the world. For undersea explorer Barry Clifford, the biggest prize of all would be to find the Adventure Galley, Kidd's legendary pirate ship. In the world of pirate archaeology, it was the Holy Grail.

With the help of the Discovery Channel, Clifford fields an expedition that includes some of America's top experts in shipwreck recovery. Their goal is to find, identify, and possibly excavate the remains of history's most famous pirate ship. The search takes them to the exotic nation of Madagascar and a tiny island off its rocky coast known to historians as the model for Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island. There, amid pirate graveyards, broken porcelain intended for a European royal family, and native rituals that include blood sacrifice, Clifford and his crew find far more than they bargained for. The island's murky harbor is filled with sunken pirate ships, making it difficult to single out the Adventure Galley, and the shores are teeming with people who want the expedition stopped. The team races to find the ship before dark forces expel it from the island -- forces motivated by the same resentment and greed that caused Kidd's downfall.

Return to Treasure Island and the Search for Captain Kidd weaves together two exciting stories: the saga of Captain William Kidd, one of history's most baffling and mysterious figures, and Barry Clifford's obsessive quest to find perhaps the most notorious pirate ship of all time. The result is a tale of treasure and adventure that ends in death -- both Kidd's and, three hundred years later, that of a rival archaeologist who attempts to stop Clifford's expedition.


Agrainel
THIS IS NOT FICTION! Amazing true historical account of the privateer Captain William Kidd, his flag ship ADVENTURE GALLEY and how it was discovered by underwater explorer Barry Clifford who is famous for his discovery of the WHYDAH GALLEY (the world's only authenticated pirate ship wreck) and dozens of other famous and infamous ships. The book also discusses an amazing island (IL AUX FORBANS - The Forbidden Island) in the bay of Isle San Marie on the coast of Madagascar, which was once a pirate republic and contains pirate secrets (buy the book to find out what). A thrilling historical/archaeological Indiana-Jones-style true story.

This is in the news again (May 2015); while filming with History Channel on the five pirate shipwrecks at this site, Barry and his dive team discovered a 145 LBS silver bullion block, which he presented as a gift to the president of Madagascar (Clifford never sells any treasure that he finds from historic shipwrecks). BBC broke the news:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32621444
Malogamand
Excellent
Ynye
This is Barry Clifford's narrative of his trip(s) to Ile Saint-Marie off the coast of Madagascar in search of William Kidd's Adventure Galley. It is pretty standard Clifford style based upon his other books. The author jumps back and forth, alternating present day with historical reference in an engaging fashion. The dual narrative maintains a nice sense of suspense, pulling the reader along.

The historical elements are well represented with discussion of Kidd and Culliford. The author takes time to support the link to Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island from the title. However, the reader soon finds the present day trials and tribulations eclipse the historical and lead to an unsatisfying conclusion that I can only describe as anticlimactic.

The book is not a bad read, nor void of merit, but, ultimately, one has to ask whether this particular set of expeditions truly deserved to be written up in book format. Clifford's other book, The Lost Fleet and Expedition Whydah would be better places to start you appreciation of Clifford's work. And, Richard Zacks' Pirate Hunter is a better history of William Kidd's adventures.
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Uafrmaine
Clifford does a good job of alternating between the story of Captain Kidd and his own search for Kidd's flagship. But far too much of the book is dedicated to a long, boring rendition of Clifford's dealings with the local authorities, his rival ship hunter and the resulting phone calls and meetings required to secure permits for the excavation of the ship. Over 90 percent of the modern portion of the book reads like: "Then I called the President's daughter. Then she called me back. Then we met with the minister of the Interior. He told us to come back the next day. So I rode a bike around the island. The next day we called the President's daughter again...." The politics is simply filler so that he wouldn't be selling a 50 page book. To summarize -- there are many books that are a better use of your time.
Ximinon
This is like getting two books in one! Part of the book tells the fascinating story of Captain Kidd and the other part, the story of Barry Clifford's expediton to Madagascar to recover Kidd's flagship, the Adventure Galley.
With the pictures and all, this book is better than TV.