Robert Surcouf (1773-1827), a French privateer and shipowner, became a true legend in less than thirty years. In this lively account, Dominique Le Brun invites readers to discover the story of a kid who was only interested in the sea, first sailing on slave ships, then distinguishing himself in the race war. A fine strategist, this Tiger of the Seas reigned over Bengal with exceptional maritime agility in many respects, capturing in five years and eight months some fifty ships in the Indian Ocean. He then settled in Saint-Malo where he became a shipowner and merchant. It was then that darker times followed in the country, periods in which Robert Surcouf never ceased to show his commitment, his patriotism and his taste for panache. A book to discover the unique destiny of a passionate man of the sea. More information on the website of Tallandier Editions.