Author(s): Angus Konstam
Blackbeard was the most fearsome pirate of his day a man who terrorized the Caribbean and the Spanish Main, who dared to blockade Charleston, South Carolina, and who became, as a result, the most famous pirate of all. Drawing on the latest historical and archaeological findings including the discovery of Blackbeard's flagship Angus Konstam has produced the definitive biography of Blackbeard, from his pirate apprenticeship in the Caribbean to his gory death in a sea battle fought off North Carolina's Outer Banks. For anyone who enjoyed Under the Black Flag or The Pirate Hunter, this book will definitely be required reading.
Angus Konstam has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates. A former naval officer and museum professional, he is an expert on weapons, shipwrecks, and piracy who has advised several underwater archaeological groups (including the team working on Blackbeard's sunken flagship). He is the author of the forthcoming Sovereigns of the Sea: The Quest to Build the Perfect Renaissance Battleship.
Preface. Acknowledgments. A Date with History. 1 The Pirate Apprentice. 2 A Pirate's Life. 3 The Scourge of the Caribbean. 4 Mixing with the Wrong Crowd. 5 The Devil Off Charles Town. 6 A Cutthroat Business. 7 The Lord of the Outer Banks. 8 Trouble in the Colonies. 9 The Last Battle. 10 The Blackbeard Legacy. Notes. Selected Bibliography. Index.