Born to Be Hanged: The Epic Story of the Gentlemen Pirates Who Raided the South Seas, Rescued a Princess, and Stole a Fortune
Born to Be Hanged is a non-fiction narrative that reads like historical fiction. It chronicles the story of a set of pirates who are commissioned by a Native American leader to rescue his daughter. Later, they go on to steal multiple treasures from the Spanish.
By utilizing the diaries of seven pirates and some of the more law-following figures in their story, Born to Be Hanged gives the reader an amazing sense of what the men experienced in their unlawful adventure. Excerpts from the diaries of these seven, modified only to fix the grammar and make them more readable, are sprinkled throughout the book. These passages from historical texts keep what would otherwise seem like a piece of fantasy firmly rooted in reality.
Though it is aimed at adults, Born to Be Hanged is easily readable by teens. Every library should have a copy, and it is worth having at home for a pirate enthusiast or a lover of historical adventures. Born to Be Hanged is a worthwhile book for anyone to read.
|Little, Brown and Company
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