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Black Flags, Blue Waters

The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates



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To be read alongside thrilling histories by Nathaniel Philbrick, Hampton Sides, and Rinker Buck, Black Flags, Blue Waters vividly reanimates the "Golden Age" of piracy in the Americas- spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s-when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. "Deftly blending scholarship and drama" (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, not to mention in their own financial interest, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them towering Blackbeard, illfated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a "gripping" (BookPage) and "stirring history that reads like a novel" (Stephen Puleo).

Product code: 9781631496226

ISBN 9781631496226
Publisher WW Norton & Co
No. Of Pages 416
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H211xW140xS30
On Sale Date 18/10/2019
With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is "rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry" (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle).