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|Persona incaricata:||Edward Teach; Edward Teach|
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|Note:||"First published in North America by Thunder's Mouth Press, by arrangement with National Maritime Museum Publishing, London, 2006"--Title page verso.
BBC TV tie-in.
|Descrizione:||192 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm|
This book accompanies a multi-million pound BBC factual drama that explores the reality of the man behind the beard. Far from the caricature of films and novels, Blackbeard was a complex character, as charming as he was ruthless. The atrocities he indulged in, and how they eventually proved to be his undoing, are here explored through a fresh appraisal of surviving contemporary documents. Today we might associate pirates with peg-legs, parrots and dreamy tropical islands - but the disturbing truth is the stuff of nightmares.