|Publisher:||Ingram Pub Services|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2006|
|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|
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.
|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|
"Interesting and exciting... a thoroughly enjoyable chronicle of an interesting life and interesting era".
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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