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The Notorious Captain Hayes

The Remarkable True Story of William 'Bully' Hayes, Pirate of The Pacific
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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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Paperback Editions

August 2016 : New Zealand Paperback
thumbTitle: The Notorious Captain Hayes: the Remarkable True Story of the Pirate Ofthe Pacific
Author(s): Joan Druett
ISBN: 1-77554-097-9 / 978-1-77554-097-7 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (New Zealand)
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Notorious Captain Hayes: The Remarkable True Story of The Pirate of The Pacific
Author(s): Joan Druett
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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