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The Resource Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate, Angus Konstam

Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate, Angus Konstam

Label
Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate
Title
Blackbeard
Title remainder
America's most notorious pirate
Statement of responsibility
Angus Konstam
Title variation
Blackbeard
Title variation remainder
Americas most notorious pirate
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
Examining the latest historical and archaeological research, a detailed study of the most notorious pirate of his era describes his violent career in the Caribbean and off the coast of North America, from his early pirate apprenticeship to his death in asea battle off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks
Biography type
individual biography
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165097
Cataloging source
DLC
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Konstam, Angus
Dewey number
910.45
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Teach, Edward
  • Blackbeard
  • Pirates
  • Pirates
  • North Carolina
  • Atlantic Coast (N.C.)
  • Atlantic Coast (Va.)
  • Virginia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
America's most notorious pirate
Label
Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate, Angus Konstam
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. 308-310
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
Control code
000040406453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780471758853
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Blackbeard : America's most notorious pirate, Angus Konstam
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. 308-310
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
Control code
000040406453
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 322 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780471758853
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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