Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, and sadistic Edward Low, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” Michael Pierce, Black Flags, Midwestern Rewind of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.
Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates #ad - 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.
The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them DownMariner Books #ad - The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down #ad - The untold story of a heroic band of caribbean pirates whose defiance of imperial rule inspired revolt in colonial outposts across the worldIn the early eighteenth century, including Blackbeard, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, "Black Sam" Bellamy, and Charles Vane. Along with their fellow pirates—former sailors, indentured servants, and runaway slaves—this "Flying Gang" established a crude but distinctive democracy in the Bahamas, carving out their own zone of freedom in which servants were free, blacks could be equal citizens, and leaders were chosen or deposed by a vote.
They cut off trade routes, and severed Europe from its New World empires, and for a brief, sacked slave ships, glorious period the Republic was a success.
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the PiratesRandom House #ad - The definitive resource on the subject, this book is as captivating as it is supremely entertaining. Praise for under the Black Flag“A lively history. This is the most authoritative and highly literate account of these pernicious people that I have ever read. Patrick o'brian“A wonderfully entertaining history of pirates and piracy.
. Fascinating and unexpected. Men's journalthis rollicking account of the golden age of piracy is packed with vivid history and high seas adventure. A tale of the power of imaginative literature to re-create the past. Los angeles times“Entirely engaging and informative. Under the black flag also charts the paths of fictional pirates such as Captain Hook and Long John Silver.
Under the Black Flag: The Romance and the Reality of Life Among the Pirates #ad - . A rip-roaring read. A witty and spirited book. The washington post book World“Plenty of thrills and adventure to satisfy any reader. The philadelphia Inquirer.
Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody ReignBroadway Books #ad - His daring attacks on the mighty spanish Empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World. Morgan gathered disaffected european sailors and soldiers, and vicious cutthroats, runaway slaves, hard-bitten adventurers, and turned them into the most feared army in the Western Hemisphere.
Empire of blue water is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry morgan, crossed the atlantic in 1655, a twenty-year-old Welshman, hell-bent on making his fortune. Sailing out from the english stronghold of port royal, ” morgan and his men terrorized Spanish merchant ships and devastated the cities where great riches in silver, “the wickedest city in the New World, Jamaica, gold, and gems lay waiting.
Awash with bloody battles, political intrigues, and thomas modyford, and memorable than any found in a Hollywood swashbuckler—including the notorious pirate L’Ollonais, and a cast of characters more compelling, natural disaster, bizarre, the soul-tortured King Philip IV of Spain, the crafty English governor of Jamaica—Empire of Blue Water brilliantly re-creates the passions and the violence of the age of exploration and empire.
Empire of Blue Water: Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign #ad - Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean in the service of the English became legendary. His last raid, a daring assault on the fabled city of Panama, helped break Spain’s hold on the Americas forever. He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades—and brought it to its knees.
The Eighth Flag: Cannibals. Conquistadors. Buccaneers. PIRATES. The untold story of the Caribbean and the mystery of St. Croix's Pirate Legacy, 1493-1750#ad - During all of those years, filibustiers, Pirates, Corsairs, Conquistadors, Freebooters, Buccaneers -whatever you call them- ruled the Caribbean and called St. Croix, and the roots led to more roots, and more. The french built a colony only to watch it die of fever. Islands connected, nations connected, and legends came to life.
Today, how they came to do what they did, we do not know who any of these people were, or why they did it. Croix and a Caribbean long forgotten. Pizarro conquering the Incas. Sail with me. Croix home, stealing at sea whether they had 'permission' to do so or not, and paying no attention at all to whatever European flag was flying.
The Eighth Flag: Cannibals. Conquistadors. Buccaneers. PIRATES. The untold story of the Caribbean and the mystery of St. Croix's Pirate Legacy, 1493-1750 #ad - Buccaneers. Officially, St. Conquistadors. It is time to recognize our eighth flag. This is the untold story of St. Come. John to be in charge. Before the american flag and the danebrog, the Dutch to trade, the English to raid, the Spanish came for gold, and the Knights of St.
Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious PirateWiley #ad - A thoroughly enjoyable chronicle of an interesting life and interesting era. Booklistthe definitive biography of history'smost fearsome and famous pirateOf all the colorful cutthroats who scoured the seas in search of plunder during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century, none was more ferocious or notorious than Blackbeard.
Presenting dramatic accounts of the pirate's very effective tactics and his reputation for cruelty, Konstam offers a fascinating examination of the life and business of piracy and the lure of this brutal and bloody trade. As unforgettable as his savage career was, much of Blackbeard's life has been shrouded in mystery--until now.
Blackbeard: America's Most Notorious Pirate #ad - Drawing on vivid descriptions of blackbeard's attacks from his rare surviving victims, pirate expert Angus Konstam traces Blackbeard's career from its beginnings to his final defeat in a tremendous sea battle near his base at Ocracoke Island. A thorough, exciting examination of 18th-century pirate life, with wonderful details.
Publishers Weekly"Interesting and exciting.
Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American LighthouseLiveright #ad - Beginning with "boston light, and eventually to global industrial power, " America's first lighthouse, from colony to regional backwater, to fledging nation, Dolin shows how the story of America, can be illustrated through its lighthouses. Even in the colonial era, the question of how best to solve the collective problem of lighting our ports, reefs, and coasts through a patchwork of private interests and independent localities telegraphed the great American debate over federalism and the role of a centralized government.
In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, presents an epic history of American lighthouses, the best-selling author of Leviathan, Eric Jay Dolin, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels. Set against the backdrop of an expanding nation, highlighting the political, Brilliant Beacons traces the evolution of America's lighthouse system from its earliest days, military, and technological battles fought to illuminate the nation's hardscrabble coastlines.
As the nation expanded, from new england to the gulf of Mexico, throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, so too did the coastlines in need of illumination, the Great Lakes, the Pacific Coast all the way to Alaska. Containing over 150 photographs and illustrations, Brilliant Beacons vividly reframes America's history.
. He also animates american military history from the revolution to the Civil War and presents tales both humorous and harrowing of soldiers, saboteurs, most important, ruthless egg collectors, the lighthouse keepers themselves, Civil War battles, and, men and women who often performed astonishing acts of heroism in carrying out their duties.
Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse #ad - In the modern world of gps and satellite-monitored shipping lanes, brilliant Beacons forms a poignant elegy for the bygone days of the lighthouse, a symbol of American ingenuity that served as both a warning and a sign of hope for generations of mariners; and it also shows how these sentinels have endured, retaining their vibrancy to the present day.
The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain KiddHachette Books #ad - Author richard zacks, during his research, also unearthed the story of a long forgotten rogue named Robert Culliford, who dogged Kidd and led Kidd's crew to mutiny not once but twice. Everybody knows the legend of Captain Kidd, America's most ruthless buccanneer. Few people realize that the facts of his life make for a much better tale.
The lives of kidd and culliford play out like an unscripted duel: one man would hang in the harbor, the other would walk away with the treasure. Filled with superb writing and impeccable research, The Pirate Hunter is both a masterpiece of historical detective work and a ripping good yarn, and it delivers something rare: an authentic pirate story for grown-ups.
The Pirate Hunter: The True Story of Captain Kidd #ad - Kidd was actually a tough new York sea captain hired to chase pirates, a married war hero whose secret mission took a spectacularly bad turn. This harrowing tale traces kidd's voyages in the 1690s from his home near Wall Street to Whitehall Palace in London, from the ports of the Caribbean to a secret pirate paradise off Madagascar.
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in AmericaW. W. Norton & Company #ad - A los angeles times best non-fiction book of 2007A Boston Globe Best Non-Fiction Book of 2007Amazon. Com editors pick as one of the 10 best history books of 2007Winner of the 2007 John Lyman Award for U. S. To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme, " Herman Melville proclaimed, and this absorbing history demonstrates that few things can capture the sheer danger and desperation of men on the deep sea as dramatically as whaling.
He then chronicles the rise of a burgeoning industry—from its brutal struggles during the Revolutionary period to its golden age in the mid-1800s when a fleet of more than 700 ships hunted the seas and American whale oil lit the world, to its decline as the twentieth century dawned. This sweeping social and economic history provides rich and often fantastic accounts of the men themselves, rioted, scrimshawed, who mutinied, drank, murdered, deserted, and recorded their experiences in journals and memoirs.
Leviathan: The History of Whaling in America #ad - Maritime history, given by the north American Society for Oceanic History"The best history of American whaling to come along in a generation. Nathaniel philbrickthe epic history of the "iron men in wooden boats" who built an industrial empire through the pursuit of whales. Eric jay dolin begins his vivid narrative with Captain John Smith's botched whaling expedition to the New World in 1614.
Containing a wealth of naturalistic detail on whales, Leviathan is the most original and stirring history of American whaling in many decades.
A General History of the Pyrates#ad - Before governor rogers went over, and called a general council, so that they might have a general pardon, with all their effects, without being obliged to make any restitution, and to retire, but there was so much Noise and Glamour, which they took as Teague took the Covenant, and Treating with the Government upon the Foot of a Commonwealth; others were also for strengthening the Island for their own Security, the Proclamation was sent to them, they made Prize of the Ship and Proclamation too; however, but were not strenuous for these Punctillios, that is, that nothing could be agreed on; some were for fortifying the Island, they sent for those who were out a Cruising, to stand upon their own Terms, to the neighbouring British Plantations .
A General History of the Pyrates #ad - Excerpt:god save the KING.