Download The Pirate City, an Algerine Tale 1874 PDF Novel By R.M. Ballantyne

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This book faithfully recounts some of the events leading up to the day in 1816 when Admiral Lord Exmouth led an expedition to force Algiers, and other North African cities, to capitulate. They had been under Turkish control for several centuries, during which they had raided European and American shipping, taking, over the years, up to a million white slaves. The author has made a very good story of the period leading up to this British Naval intervention. The actual attack is particularly well-written. The author had spent "a winter" in Algiers researching for this book. Of course, it is politically incorrect to remind people of the fact that as many white slaves were held in Africa, as the number of black slaves that were held in the Caribbean and in North America, over the centuries.

Scottish author of boys' books, born in Edinburgh, a nephew of James and John Ballantyne, the printers. Educated at the Edinburgh Academy, he joined the Hudson's Bay Company in 1841, and worked as a clerk in the Red River Settlement in the backwoods of northern Canada until 1847, before returning to Edinburgh in 1848. He wrote his first stories on his experiences in Canada, with books such as The Young Fur Traders (1856). Coral Island (1858) is his most famous work.

Special thanks to Nick Hodson

Author: R.M. Ballantyne
Publication Date: 1874
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