Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini

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Dr. Peter Blood, an Irish physician, had a wide ranging career as a sailor and as a soldier, before settling down to practice medicine in the town of Bridgewater. The town begins to fight for the Duke of Manmouth, and though Peter wants no part in the rebellion, he tends to the wounded soldiers. Because of this he is convected to treason, and sentenced to death by hanging. King James II, for purely financial reason, decides to sell the criminals as slaves, instead of killing them. After being sold, many of the men escape, steal a Spaniard ship, and sail away to become some of the most successful pirates/buccaneers of all time, hated and feared by the Spanish.
 

About Rafael Sabatini

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RAFAEL SABATINI was born in 1875 in Italy, the son of two opera singers. Schooled in England and Switzerland, he would learn many languages. His first job was as a translator, and he would later translate for British Intelligence during World War I. He began writing historical romances for fun, and after publishing his first story in the mid 1890s, produced a new book every year for the next twenty five years.
 
Published March 1, 1998 by McBooks Press. 279 pages
Genres: History, Romance, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Crime. Non-fiction

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