From jacket flap:
Following up his successful volumes dealing with Atlantic Buccaneers and other piratical characters, Stanley Rogers here gives vivid sketches of the exploits of other individuals who have left their mark on history, though in some cases that mark was black. Francis Drake figures here as a hunter after Spanish gold; Thomas Cavendish, William Dampier – famous explorer as well as buccaneer; the Privateer Captain Woodes Rogers and others of their kidney. A fascinating chapter deals with the original Robinson Crusoe; another with the tragic voyage of Anson. The author further discusses certain expeditions which, from time to time, have tried to discover where the old pirates buried their hoards, and tells what success they have achieved.