Captain Blood Author:Rafael Sabatini Blood on the Spanish Main: Capatain Peter Blood's name struck terror throughout the Caribbean-from Jamaica to Maracaybo, men dreaded to see the sails of his fleet come over the horizon, knowing that battle and plunder were the sure fate of any of his swift ships caught. But Captain Blood was more than a pirate-exiled for an act of mercy, he had... more » turned savage, yet waited the chance to serve his country. And when that chance came, Peter Blood needed all his courage and pirate's skill to take it-for terrible death and final disgrace faced him if he failed.
In CAPTAIN BLOOD, Rafael Sabatini, the "modern Dumas," wrote the classic tale of adventure and piracy, combining first-class entertainment with the evocation of a fascinating period in history.« less
An old paperback published in the 1960's. I've had this book for over 20 years and just re-read it within the last 6-7 months. You can tell it was written a long time ago by the language (originaly published in 1922) but it is a great story about pirates and what made this pirate the way he is, just a fun book if you like a good adventure.