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Blackbeard: The Real Pirate of the Caribbean

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Blackbeard's extraordinary life of excess during the Golden Age of Piracy ignited a reputation that struck terror into men's hearts from Virginia to Barbados. Leading a flotilla of ships through the clear waters of the Indies, he left in his wake the image of a "ranting, roaring, swaggering, swearing" sea captain that is still remembered today. Blackbeard's life on the high seas, chasing wealth, freedom, and power, ended in a bloody battle that ultimately marked a turning point in history. This book accompanies a multimillion-dollar BBC-National Geographic drama that explores the reality of the man behind the beard. Far from the caricature of films and novels, Blackbeard was a complex character who was 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.

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Blackbeard's extraordinary life of excess during the Golden Age of Piracy ignited a reputation that struck terror into men's hearts from Virginia to Barbados. This book accompanies a multimillion-dollar BBC-National Geographic drama that explores the reality of the man behind the beard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560258858
Subtitle:
The Real Pirate of the Caribbean
Author:
Parry, Dan
Author:
Perry, Dan
Publisher:
Basic Books
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Maritime History
Subject:
Pirates
Subject:
Criminals & Outlaws
Subject:
History-Reference
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
North Carolina History.
Subject:
Biography-Historical
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20060524
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7.75 in 21 oz

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