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Nota Bene: Marauders on the High Seas

The Granger Collection

William Kidd, also known as “Captain Kidd,” was a Scottish privateer executed in 1701 by the British for piracy.
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You don't have to be smitten by Johnny Depp to adore pirates.

Over the years, fleet after fleet of academic-press books about those fabled rogues have suggested that the imaginations of professors, too, may away to the high seas.

Indeed, the academic...

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