The Republic of Pirates
  • Author : Colin Woodard
  • Release Date : 27 June 2022
  • Publisher : Mariner Books
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 13 : 015603462X
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Book excerpt: Describes how a group of powerful pirate captains, led by Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, joined forces to create not only a cadre of thieves but also to establish a distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, one that ultimately was destroyed by their arch-nemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers, a merchant fleet owner and former privateer. Reprint.

The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates

Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Mariner Books
Genre : History
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Describes how a group of powerful pirate captains, led by Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, joined forces to create not only a cadre of thieves but also to establish a distinctive form of democracy in the Bahamas, one that ultimately was destroyed by their arch-nemesis, Captain Woodes Rogers, ...

The Republic Of Pirates

The Republic Of Pirates

Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An entrancing tale of piracy colored with gold, treachery and double-dealing (Portland Press Herald), Pulitzer Prize-finalist Colin Woodward's The Republic of Pirates is the historical biography of the exploits of infamous Caribbean buccaneers. In the early eighteenth century, the Pirate Republic was home to some of the great pirate captains, ...

The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates

Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Genre : History
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For fans of The Lost Kingdom, Black Sails and Crossbones comes a new rip-roaring history of the Golden Age of Piracy. . . In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than ...

The Invisible Hook

The Invisible Hook

Author : Peter T. Leeson
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Genre : Business & Economics
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Pack your cutlass and blunderbuss--it's time to go a-pirating! The Invisible Hook takes readers inside the wily world of late seventeenth- and early eighteenth-century pirates. With swashbuckling irreverence and devilish wit, Peter Leeson uncovers the hidden economics behind pirates' notorious, entertaining, and sometimes downright shocking behavior. Why did pirates fly ...

The Golden Age of Piracy

The Golden Age of Piracy

Author : Benerson Little
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : History
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For thousands of years, pirates have terrorized the ocean voyager and the coastal inhabitant, plundered ship and shore, and wrought havoc on the lives and livelihoods of rich and poor alike. Around these desperate men has grown a body of myths and legends—fascinating tales that today strongly influence our ...

Under the Black Flag

Under the Black Flag

Author : David Cordingly
Publisher : Random House
Genre : History
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“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 . . . a rip-roaring read . . . fascinating and unexpected.”—Men's Journal This rollicking account of the golden age of piracy is packed with vivid history ...

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

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

Author : Eric Jay Dolin
Publisher : Liveright Publishing
Genre : History
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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” - ...

Pirates

Pirates

Author : Sona Books
Publisher : Unknown
Genre : Uncategorized
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In the 17th and 18th centuries, sailing from Europe or Africa to the Americas, or trading from India to Central America, was a risky undertaking. Ferocious storms and barely-understood diseases weren't the only threats; ruthless pirates lurked on the horizon, craving wealth and reputation. In Pirates Buccaneers The Republic & The ...

Pirates

Pirates

Author : Peter Lehr
Publisher : Yale University Press
Genre : History
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A global account of pirates and their modus operandi from the middle ages to the present day In the twenty-first century piracy has regained a central place in Western culture, thanks to a surprising combination of Johnny Depp and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise as well as the dramatic ...

A General History of the Pyrates

A General History of the Pyrates

Author : Daniel Defoe
Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
Genre : Fiction
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First published in the year 1724, the present book titled 'A General History of the Pyrates' is a historical work by English fictional writer and journalist Daniel Defoe....

The Republic of Pirates

The Republic of Pirates

Author : Colin Woodard
Publisher : Pan
Genre : History
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In the early eighteenth century a number of the great pirate captains, including Edward 'Blackbeard' Teach and 'Black Sam' Bellamy, joined forces. This infamous 'Flying Gang' was more than simply a thieving band of brothers. Many of its members had come to piracy as a revolt against conditions in the ...

Why We Love Pirates

Why We Love Pirates

Author : Rebecca Simon
Publisher : Mango Media Inc.
Genre : History
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A historian presents “an excellent guide to how pirates became the outlaw celebrities of the high seas” (Greg Jenner, host of the You’re Dead to Me podcast). During his life and even after his death, Captain William Kidd’s name was well known in England and the American colonies. ...

Howard Pyle s Book of Pirates

Howard Pyle s Book of Pirates

Author : Howard Pyle
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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But with "Blackbeard'' it is different, for in him we have a real, ranting, raging, roaring pirate per se -- one who really did bury treasure, who made more than one captain walk the plank, and who committed more private murders than he could number on the fingers of both ...

The Mammoth Book of Pirates

The Mammoth Book of Pirates

Author : Jon E. Lewis
Publisher : Robinson
Genre : History
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A rollicking tour of the history of the high seas with Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, 'Calico Jack' Rackham, Anne Bonney and other figures of maritime legend. Includes Francis 'The Scourge of Spain' Drake's audacious night-time treasure raid on Nombre de Dios; Alexander Exquemelin's fly-on-the-wall account of the 'wicked order of pirates, ...

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition

Author : B. R. Burg
Publisher : NYU Press
Genre : Social Science
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Pirates are among the most heavily romanticized and fabled characters in history. From Bluebeard to Captain Hook, they have been the subject of countless movies, books, children's tales, even a world-famous amusement park ride. In Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition, historian B. R. Burg investigates the social and sexual world ...