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  • Author:
    Kenneth Kinkor,Barry Clifford
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    0060957794
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    978-0060957797
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    William Morrow Paperbacks (October 21, 2003)
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    304 pages
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Barry Clifford is an undersea explorer who discovered and excavated the Whydah, the first pirate shipwreck ever . Clifford offers the story of a group of French ships that were lost off the Venezuela Coast in the late 17th century.

Clifford offers the story of a group of French ships that were lost off the Venezuela Coast in the late 17th century.

Clifford offers the story of a group of French ships that were lost off the Venezuela Coast in the late 17th century

Clifford offers the story of a group of French ships that were lost off the Venezuela Coast in the late 17th century. Clifford is an excellent writer

In this book you learn a lot about piracy

In this book you learn a lot about piracy. They run into all kinds of trouble, from bad weather during their dives, to government obstacles. I had a hard time dealing with Charles Brewer's involvement in the project, as well as his personality and way of thinking.

The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy. The Lost Fleet - Barry Clifford. In the first few decades after Columbus’s discovery of the New World, Hispaniola was the focus of Spanish colonization and settlement

The Lost Fleet: The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy. by Barry Clifford and Kenneth Kinkor. In the first few decades after Columbus’s discovery of the New World, Hispaniola was the focus of Spanish colonization and settlement. While there was some gold found there, the island failed in the expectations of many of the conquistadors. So, when Hernando Cortez came upon the fabulous riches of the Aztec Empire, Hispaniola was quickly depopulated; cattle and hogs were left behind to fend for themselves.

Barry Clifford, Kenneth Kinkor. With the help of a lost map, drawn by the captain of the lost French fleet, Clifford locates the site of the disaster and wreckage of the once-mighty armada. On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy. Пользовательский отзыв - DinadansFriend - LibraryThing.

Barry Clifford provides a detailed history of several of the major figures from the beginning of the Golden Age of Piracy, specifically 1678 to about 1700.

He interleaves the stories in a successful effort to provide tension and suspense, keeping the reader interested throughout the book. The first story is a narrative of the underwater exploration of the site of the wreck of Jean Comte d'Estrées fleet off Las Aves island. Barry Clifford provides a detailed history of several of the major figures from the beginning of the Golden Age of Piracy, specifically 1678 to about 1700.

By: Barry Clifford, Kenneth Kinkor. Tracing the lives of fabled pirates like the Chevalier de Grammont, Nikolaas Van Hoorn, Thomas Paine, and Jean Comte d'Estrées, The Lost Fleet portrays a dark age, when the outcasts of European society formed a democracy of buccaneers, settling on a string of islands off the African coast.

Barry Clifford; Kenneth Kinkor. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. The Lost Fleet : The Discovery of a Sunken Armada from the Golden Age of Piracy. I did not find the narrative captivating, but it is useful as a snap shot of the techniques at the turn of the millennium. DinadansFriend, October 17, 2015.

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On January 2, 1678, a fleet of French ships sank off the Venezuelan coast. This proved disastrous for French naval power in the region, and sparked the rise of a golden age of piracy.

Tracing the lives of fabled pirates like the Chevalier de Grammont, Nikolaas Van Hoorn, Thomas Paine, and Jean Comte d'Estrées, The Lost Fleet portrays a dark age, when the outcasts of European society formed a democracy of buccaneers, settling on a string of islands off the African coast. From there, the pirates haunted the world's oceans, wreaking havoc on the settlements along the Spanish mainland and -- often enlisted by French and English governments -- sacking ships, ports, and coastal towns.

More than three hundred years later, writer, explorer, and deep-sea diver Barry Clifford follows the pirates' destructive wake back to Venezuela. With the help of a lost map, drawn by the captain of the lost French fleet, Clifford locates the site of the disaster and wreckage of the once-mighty armada.


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The age of the Privateers was an era of adventure and exploration but it was also an era of great tragedy. Thousands of ships were lost both pirate ships, and the ships of various governments including, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal and England who tried, often with poor results to stop piracy in the Caribbean, Atlantic, and Pacific Oceans.

Clifford offers the story of a group of French ships that were lost off the Venezuela Coast in the late 17th century. This tale of pirates, piracy, and the grand age of Exploration offers the reader insight not only into a time of great change and expanding international borders but, the tale of the salvagers who found and saved the archaeological artifacts that were all that remained of these once grand ships.

Clifford is an excellent writer. He uses descriptive language both of historical scenes and the unfolding drama of the efforts to save artifacts and history in spite of conflict with the Venezuelan government over who held the rights to the artifacts.

That being said there are some problems with this book. For example, it is often difficult to determine where Clifford's sources came from and you often cannot determine if he is referring to primary or secondary source documents. Therefore, this is not recommended as a primary reference for historians seeking to explore "Pirate" history further.

However, this is a fun read for the amateur historian or for people who like reading about grand and glorious adventures (Yes Pirates of the Caribbean fans .. this means you!!). Overall I give this book a 4:5 stars due to issues with citation and referencing but overall it is well written and enjoyable.
Vojar
Thoroughly enjoyed the history of the "pirates of the Caribbean" and the way Clifford brought to life the recent search for the sunken remains of the ships off the coast of Venezuela. He gave me a different view of the life of a pirate as well.
Wrathmaster
nice readable book, part histry of piracy and part description of the discovery of sunken gallions...
Roru
Great read and interesting history. Wish it was a bit more in depth, but it is worth a read.
Celen
Great overall history of Alves and the players.Would hve liked to see more time spent on artifacts. Good book
Balladolbine
Fresh new look at forgotten history that was important in the history of what shaped where I live -the Caribbean.
Dainris
My son was very pleased with his Christmas gift.
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