Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate

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Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate

Format:  Hardcover,

336 pages

Publisher: Ingram Pub Services

Publish Date: Jun 2006

ISBN-13: 9780471758853

ISBN-10: 047175885X

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A thorough, exciting examination of 18th-century pirate life, with wonderful details.
--Publishers Weekly
"Interesting and exciting . . . a thoroughly enjoyable chronicle of an interesting life and interesting era."
--Booklist
The definitive biography of history'smost fearsome and famous pirate
Of all the colorful cutthroats who scoured the seas in search of plunder during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century, none was more ferocious or notorious than Blackbeard. As unforgettable as his savage career was, much of Blackbeard's life has been shrouded in mystery--until now.
Drawing on vivid descriptions of Blackbeard's attacks from his rare surviving victims, pirate expert Angus Konstam traces Blackbeard's career from its beginnings to his final defeat in a tremendous sea battle near his base at Ocracoke Island. Presenting dramatic accounts of the pirate's very effective tactics and his reputation for cruelty, Konstam offers a fascinating examination of the life and business of piracy and the lure of this brutal and bloody trade.

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Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
Publish Date: Jun 2006
ISBN-13: 9780471758853
ISBN-10: 047175885X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 336
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.36
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.54 x 1.11 x 9.26
Walmart No.: 047175885

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Biography of Konstam, Angus

Originally from the Orkney Islands, Angus Konstam was the curator of arms and armor at the Tower of London and is currently the chief curator of the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, FL, setting up major exhibitions throughout the eastern seaboard of North America. He is the author of Historical Atlas of Exploration for Facts On File/Checkmark Books and lives in Key West.

Chapter outline

Preface
Acknowledgments
A Date with History
The Pirate Apprentice
A Pirate's Life
The Scourge of the Caribbean
Mixing with the Wrong Crowd
The Devil Off Charles Town
A Cutthroat Business
The Lord of the Outer Banks
Trouble in the Colonies
The Last Battle
The Blackbeard Legacy
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Index

Book description

A thorough, exciting examination of 18th-century pirate life, with wonderful details.

--Publishers Weekly

"Interesting and exciting... a thoroughly enjoyable chronicle of an interesting life and interesting era".

--Booklist

The definitive biography of history'smost fearsome and famous pirate

Of all the colorful cutthroats who scoured the seas in search of plunder during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century, none was more ferocious or notorious than Blackbeard. As unforgettable as his savage career was, much of Blackbeard's life has been shrouded in mystery--until now.

Drawing on vivid descriptions of Blackbeard's attacks from his rare surviving victims, pirate expert Angus Konstam traces Blackbeard's career from its beginnings to his final defeat in a tremendous sea battle near his base at Ocracoke Island. Presenting dramatic accounts of the pirate's very effective tactics and his reputation for cruelty, Konstam offers a fascinating examination of the life and business of piracy and the lure of this brutal and bloody trade.

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