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The pirate's wife : the remarkable true story of Sarah Kidd / Daphne Palmer Geanacopoulos.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library 921 KID (Text) 33500013716501 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library 921 KID (Text) 35500006634743 New Checked out 12/22/2022

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781335429841
  • ISBN: 1335429840
  • Physical Description: 288 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Hanover Square Press, [2022]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-276) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Sarah's new world -- William Cox and the she-merchant - Mayhem and tragedy -- Debts and bills -- Dead men tell no tales -- The golden age of piracy -- Fletcher's friends -- London -- Provisioning in New York -- Waiting -- Emott's secret -- Taking precautions -- Safe haven on Block Island -- Reunited -- Accomplice -- Buried treasure -- Confronting Bellomont -- Kidd's narrative -- Bellomont's secret -- Imprisoned -- The pirate's wife -- The king's ship -- Newgate -- Kidd's good deed -- Trial -- Tragic news -- New beginnings -- Full circle.
Summary, etc.:
In work of narrative nonfiction filled with romance and high seas adventure, a historian and journalist charts the life of Sarah Kidd, who secretly aided and abetted her infamous husband, pirate Captain Kidd, from within the strictures of polite society in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century New York.
Captain Kidd was one of the most notorious pirates to ever prowl the seas. Few know that he had an accomplice who enabled his plundering and helped him outpace his enemies: his wife, Sarah Kidd. Geanacopoulos reconstructs Sarah Kidd's life: Love, treasure, motherhood and survival. Sarah not only survived her husband, but went on to live a successful and productive life as one of New York's most prominent citizens. -- adapted from jacket
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 October #1
    After exploring the lives of famous pirates' wives in The Pirate Next Door (2017), Geanacopoulos delves deeper into the life of Sara Kidd, the wife of one of history's most famous pirates, William Kidd. The daughter of a mariner who brought his family from England to America in the late seventeenth century, at 21, Sarah was already twice-widowed when she married Captain William Kidd in 1691, a mere two days after the death of her second husband. Sarah and William's union was a love match, resulting in the birth of two daughters before Kidd was tasked with hunting down pirates by the incoming governor of New York, the feckless Lord Bellomont, in 1695. What was supposed to be a year-long mission stretched into three disastrous years plagued by mutiny, betrayal, and plunder. When Kidd returned to America, Sarah joined him on his ship, both of them intent on finding a way to save Kidd from being charged with piracy. Geanacopoulos offers a fascinating look at the golden age of piracy while rendering Sarah's world and her plight in vibrant detail. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 October #1
    After exploring the lives of famous pirates' wives in The Pirate Next Door (2017), Geanacopoulos delves deeper into the life of Sara Kidd, the wife of one of history's most famous pirates, William Kidd. The daughter of a mariner who brought his family from England to America in the late seventeenth century, at 21, Sarah was already twice-widowed when she married Captain William Kidd in 1691, a mere two days after the death of her second husband. Sarah and William's union was a love match, resulting in the birth of two daughters before Kidd was tasked with hunting down pirates by the incoming governor of New York, the feckless Lord Bellomont, in 1695. What was supposed to be a year-long mission stretched into three disastrous years plagued by mutiny, betrayal, and plunder. When Kidd returned to America, Sarah joined him on his ship, both of them intent on finding a way to save Kidd from being charged with piracy. Geanacopoulos offers a fascinating look at the golden age of piracy while rendering Sarah's world and her plight in vibrant detail. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Kidd, Sarah.
Kidd, William, -1701.
Pirates > Great Britain > Biography.
Women > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
New York (N.Y.) > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775.
Kidd, William, -1701.
Pirates.
Women.
Great Britain.
New York (State) > New York.
Genre: Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
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