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Blackbeard: America’s Most Notorious Pirate

Biography & autobiography


by
Angus Konstam

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

File size: 4.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

“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.

“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… (more)

“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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