I've been reading The Buccaneers of America by Alexander O. Exquemelin. It's not as cute and romantic as Captain Blood. Mainly I find that it bogs down in the accounts of Buccaneers raiding towns and torturing people to find out where they buried their money or where the other rich townspeople have gone to hide. Some nice descriptions of the flora and fauna of Hispaniola and Cuba and other islands in the Carribean, if you don't mind dozens of different descriptions of murder and torture, townspeople ransomed, then moving on to the next settlement where they capture the fort and torture more people. Ugh.


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