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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

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).

Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - 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, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

Eric Jay Dolin is the best-selling author of Black Flags, Blue Waters and Leviathan. He and his family live in Marblehead, Massachusetts.

ISBN: 9781631496226

ISBN-10: 9781631496226

Publisher: Liveright

Publication Date: 09/17/2019 - 12:00am

On Sale: 09/17/2019 - 12:00am

Pages: 416

Language: English

Categories

History / United States / Colonial Period (1600-1775)

History / Modern / 17th Century

History / Modern / 18th Century

History / Maritime History & Piracy

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