A Pirate of Exquisite Mind 

by Diana Preston and Michael Preston

William Dampier was an English buccaneer in the late 1600s, who also made meticulous observations of the places, people, and animals he found. (Most naturalists today don't record what their specimens taste like!) This history follows him on his multi-year journeys, which are full of the perils of life at sea (and land). I found it very readable and entertaining. 

Posted: Fri - November 26, 2004 at 01:11 PM