Steinbeck, John; Gannett, Lewis
Title Cup of Gold: A Life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional References to History (Armed Services Edition 750)
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Publisher Armed Services, Inc. / The Council on Books in Wartime 1936
Seller ID 2206843
A few creases on front wrapper along spine, edges rubbed, pages lightly toned. 1936 Soft Cover. 285,  pp. Oblong, printed wrappers. A reissue of Steinbeck's first novel, released for distribution to members of the United States Armed Services during World War II. Cup of Gold: A life of Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer, with Occasional Reference to History (1929) was John Steinbeck's first novel, a work of historical fiction based loosely on the life and death of privateer Henry Morgan. It centres on Morgan's assault and sacking of Panama City (the Cup of Gold), and the woman fairer than the sun reputed to be found there. Admiral Sir Henry Morgan (Harri Morgan in Welsh; ca. 1635 – 25 August 1688) was an Admiral of the English Royal Navy, a privateer, and a pirate who made a name for himself during activities in the Caribbean, primarily raiding Spanish settlements. He earned a reputation as one of the most notorious and successful privateers in history, and one of the most ruthless among those active along the Spanish Main.