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Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate

Author: Angus Konstam
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : John Wiley & Sons, Inc, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 (who probably went by the name of Edward Teach). Nearly three centuries after his death his name is still synonymous with piracy. Not content with becoming the scourge of the Caribbean, this brutal and fearless hell-raiser then
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Konstam, Angus.
Blackbeard.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2006
(OCoLC)607637976
Online version:
Konstam, Angus.
Blackbeard.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2006
(OCoLC)609289026
Named Person: Edward Teach; Blackbeard; Edward Teach
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Angus Konstam
ISBN: 047175885X 9780471758853 9780470128213 0470128216
OCLC Number: 62738529
Description: xiv, 322 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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.
Other Titles: America's most notorious pirate
Responsibility: Angus Konstam.
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"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 (who probably went by the name of Edward Teach). Nearly three centuries after his death his name is still synonymous with piracy. Not content with becoming the scourge of the Caribbean, this brutal and fearless hell-raiser then sailed north to strike terror in the hearts of American colonists from New York to the Carolinas."

"Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate traces Teach's career from the time he went to sea to his final defeat in a tremendous sea battle near his base at Ocracoke Island. Pirate expert Angus Konstam follows in Blackbeard's bloody wake through the Caribbean and describes his encounters with many others in the trade, especially at Benjamin Hornigold's "pirate school" in the Bahamas. He also reveals how Teach assembled the most powerful pirate fleet of his day and examines his fateful alliance with the "gentleman pirate" Stede Bonnet." "Drawing on vivid descriptions of Blackbeard's attacks from his rare surviving victims, Konstam presents dramatic accounts of the pirate's very effective tactics as well as his reputation for cruelty. Angus also examines the life and business of piracy, explains the lure of the trade, and reveals how contraband played an important part in the establishment of colonial America's fragile community."--Jacket.

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