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Blackbeard

America's Most Notorious Pirate

By Angus Konstam

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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047175885X


Format: Book
Author: Konstam, Angus
Title: Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate / Angus Konstam.
Publisher Date: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2006.
Subject: Teach, Edward, -1718 Pirates -- North Carolina -- Atlantic Coast -- Biography. Pirates -- Virginia -- Atlantic Coast -- Biography. North Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 Atlantic Coast (N.C.) -- History -- 18th century. Atlantic Coast (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Isbn: 047175885X (cloth)
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Call Number: B Blackbeard
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Format: Book
Author: Konstam, Angus
Title: Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate / Angus Konstam.
Publisher, Date: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2006.
Description: xiv, 322 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects: Teach, Edward, -1718
Subjects: Pirates -- North Carolina -- Atlantic Coast -- Biography.
Subjects: Pirates -- Virginia -- Atlantic Coast -- Biography.
Subjects: North Carolina -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Subjects: Virginia -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775
Subjects: Atlantic Coast (N.C.) -- History -- 18th century.
Subjects: Atlantic Coast (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-310) and index.
Contents: 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.
LCCN: 2005036438
ISBN: 047175885X (cloth)
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Available Copies: 0
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: B Blackbeard