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Blackbeard and Other Pirates of the Atlantic Coast #2020

Blackbeard and Other Pirates of the Atlantic Coast They were bold arrogant brutal They strode the rolling deck of a ship easily than the tame streets of a town They were wealthy some beyond the wildest dreams of the governors and kings who first sup

  • Title: Blackbeard and Other Pirates of the Atlantic Coast
  • Author: Nancy Roberts
  • ISBN: 9780895870988
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Blackbeard and Other Pirates of the Atlantic Coast By Nancy Roberts, They were bold, arrogant, brutal They strode the rolling deck of a ship 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 wThey were bold, arrogant, brutal They strode the rolling deck of a ship 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 their home 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 putting to 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 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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    1. Blackbeard and Other Pirates of the Atlantic Coastby Nancy Roberts is a non fiction book about 18 different pirates along the atlantic coast The book is about adventure across the world and the different stories of each pirate in the book.There are 18 sections, each chapter is about a different pirate Though Blackbeard doesn t have one of his own sections, each pirate is linked to Blackbeard in some way Let it be a past crew member, a past lover, or a pirate friend, the pirates in the book all l [...]

    2. I m not at a fan of this new style of journalistic writing where the author feels as though they have to talk down to the reader by painting word pictures in the form of story telling Roberts wasn t there she had no idea if the wind was blowing through his course hair or if the sun shone on his bronzed body I may be young, but I m old school in my reading Just the facts Readers are smart enough to read a history book and get the jist of what s going on we don t need floral hand holding The book [...]

    3. A selection of mini biography sketches of famous and not so well known pirates that is overall pretty forgettable The most interesting part for me was early on in the book, learning about Thomas Tew and the utopian pirate colony of Libertatia.

    4. Got this book when we vacationed at Beaufort, NC Lots of stories about the pirates of the NC Coast.

    5. Yarrrrr Eighteen pirates stories told here by Nancy Roberts A good, competent introduction into the gentlemen of the seas, with dastardly deeds than you can shake a jolly roger at

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