Blackbeard and other pirates of the Atlantic coast

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J.F. Blair,
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c1993.
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English
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They were bold, arrogant, brutal. They strode the rolling deck of a ship more easily than the tame streets of a town. They were wealthy--some beyond the wildest dreams of the governors and kings who first supported them, then pursued them. They were the pirates of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and they terrorized shipping lanes and coastal villages around the world. The pirates in this book sailed far and wide, but all made their mark on the Atlantic coast. Some made theirhome there, such as the notorious Blackbeard, who anchored his ship off Ocracoke Island and lived for a time in Bath, North Carolina. Others put ashore just long enough to change seafaring history, such as the rakish "Calico Jack" Rackham, whose chance meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, with a spirited redheaded girl would give the world another legendary pirate--the beautiful Anne Bonny. Though popular culture has created an image of a "typical" pirate, plying his trade with dash and vigor beneath his skull-and-crossbones flag, in reality these men--and women--were of character and background as varied as the flags they flew. In this collection of pirate tales, you will meet scions of colonial aristocrats like Rhode Island's Thomas Tew and the dandified Stede Bonnet of Barbados; off-spring of unassuming farm families like Pennsylvanian Rachel Wall and Massachusetts' Charles Gibbs; and those like Edward Low of England, who escaped lives of desperate poverty and squalor by puttingto sea. What these men and women had in common was a yearning for excitement, a love for the seafaring life, and a taste for the wealth that piracy could provide. Romance, danger, suspense, adventure--all this and more awaits you on board the tall ships with the pirates of the Atlantic coast. Join them now for a voyage you will never forget.
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subject_facet Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History, Naval, Pirates -- Atlantic Coast (U.S.) -- History
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