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William Dampier

Explorer (1651 — 1715)


William Hallam Bonner. Captain William Dampier: Buccaneer-Author. Stanford University Press. 1934. 234pp.

Alex S. George. William Dampier in New Holland: Australia's First Natural Historian. Bloomings Books. 1999. 171pp.

Anton Gill. The Devil's Mariner: A Life of William Dampier, Pirate and Explorer, 1651-1715. Michael Joseph. 1997. 396pp.

Christopher Lloyd. William Dampier. Archon Books. 1966. 164pp.

Adrian Mitchell. Dampier's Monkey: The South Seas Voyages of William Dampier. Wakefield Press. 2010. 568pp.

Diana Preston; Michael Preston. A Pirate of Exquisite Mind: The Life of William Dampier: Explorer, Naturalist, and Buccaneer. Doubleday. 2004. 372pp.

Clennell Wilkinson. William Dampier. John Lane. 1929. 257pp.


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  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.382)

  7. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.105)

  8. British Authors Before 1800 (p.135)

  9. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.134)

  10. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.86)

  11. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.132)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.162)

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