By Joan Druett
The terrific real tale of William 'Bully' Hayes, the so-called 'Pirate of the Pacific': a narrative that separates the parable from the man.
Famous through the Pacific, from the U.S. to Australia and all issues in among, Captain Bully Hayes has been the foundation for writers starting from Robert Louis Stevenson to James A. Michener and Frank Clune. Rousing motion pictures were in accordance with his existence, and his identify embellishes bars and motels everywhere in the Pacific.
But the fact is either much less noble and extra exciting than the parable. The Hayes of legend used to be a manufactured from the preferred press on the time, the development of editors who have been decided to create a romantic determine to feed their readers' appetites. This, the 1st right biography of this mythical nineteenth-century determine, concurrently varieties the proof from the fable and recounts an awesome precise tale of a real rogue and adventurer, opposed to the backdrop of the Pacific in the course of the nice age of sail and trade.
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