White Gold : the extraordinary story of Thomas Pellow and North Africa's one million European slaves

Author(s): Giles Milton


Giles Milton can take an event from history and make it come alive. He has a genius for lively prose, and an appreciation for historical credibility. He has crafted an inspiration for those of us who believe that history can be exciting and entertaining. - The Times

In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-two of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors-fanatical Islamic slave traders-had declared war on the whole of Christendom. Thousands of Europeans had been snatched from their homes and taken in chains to the great slave markets of Algiers, Tunis and Sal

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  • : 9780340834947
  • : Hodder & Stoughton
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