Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific (Paperback)
  • Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific (Paperback)
zoom

Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific (Paperback)

(author)
£20.99
Paperback 208 Pages / Published: 14/06/2018
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific is a new title delving into the adventurers who once made the great Pacific their playground - from likeable dreamers to outright conmen, slavers and pirates, and even one self-titled Queen Emma. There's the extraordinary tale of James Proctor who used his wooden leg to trick natives in coming aboard his ship so he could spirit them away as slaves; or French priest Fr Rougier who used his position to amass a fortune, eventually became the "King of Christmas Island". But there are sad accounts as well, of Chinese or Indians fallen victim to human trafficking, goldfield fever and unscrupulous traders. This is a collection of the tales that have been told of the men, and in some cases the women, who sought to benefit from the discoveries of the early explorers, scoundrels and rogues with little conscience but great craftiness, and those who as a result found themselves victims of situations they could hardly imagine. It shows that mankind, in whatever period and whatever part of the world, may have its heroes, but always has its villains.

Publisher: Upstart Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781988516219
Number of pages: 208

You may also be interested in...

Homo Deus
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The New Silk Roads
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
Arnhem
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Belonging
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Written in History
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback
A Short History of Europe
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Endeavour
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
In Our Time
Added to basket
£25.00   £20.00
Hardback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.49
Paperback
God
Added to basket
God
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A History of the World in 21 Women
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960
Added to basket
Utopia for Realists
Added to basket
The Golden Thread
Added to basket
£20.00   £17.99
Hardback
The Silk Roads
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.49
Paperback
On This Day in History
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.