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The Notorious Captain Hayes
The Notorious Captain Hayes
by Joan Druett
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Published on: 19 October 2016
Categories History, Biography & Autobiography
Available Formats:
Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print):
1 Volume,
9781525232497,
$ 49.99
Dyslexic Edition:
1 Volume,
9781525232596,
$ 54.99
On-Demand Formats:
Super Large 20 Pt Bold Edition:
1 Volume
Super Large 24 Pt Bold Edition:
1 Volume
DAISY 2.02
NISO 2005
Braille

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About the Book
The incredible true story of William 'Bully' Hayes, the so-called 'Pirate of the Pacific': a story that separates the myth from the man. Famous throughout the Pacific, from the US to Australia and all points in between, Captain Bully Hayes has been the inspiration for writers ranging from Robert Louis Stevenson to James A. Michener and Frank Clune. Rousing films have been based on his life, and his name adorns bars and hotels all over the Pacific. But the truth is both less noble and more intriguing than the myth. The Hayes of legend was a product of the popular press at the time, the construction of editors who were determined to create a romantic figure to feed their readers' appetites. This, the first proper biography of this legendary nineteenth-century figure, simultaneously sorts the facts from the fantasy and recounts an amazing true story of a genuine rogue and adventurer, against the backdrop of the Pacific during the great age of sail and trade.
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ISBN: 9781459672093
Pages: 588
Large Print 16 pt
AU$ 54.99
More Editions: Braille