A Pirate of Exquisite Mind
The Life of William Dampier
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Pirate of Exquisite Mind by Diana Preston
Book DescriptionA man full of contradictions: he who achieved so much 'blew it' later in life, declining into scandal, failure and even farce. A unique man ahead of his time, he lived a large part of his life among pirates yet managed to preserve what Coleridge called his exquisite refinement of mind. A classic example of the best narrative history
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552772105
(198mm x 127mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Corgi Books
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Diana Preston
Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, writer, and broadcaster who lives in London. She is the author of The Road to Culloden Moor; A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole; The Boxer Rebellion and Wilful Murder: The Sinking of the Lusitania. Michael Preston, Diana Preston's husband, read English at Oxford University and is now an historian and traveller.
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