Описание: *Examines the lives, legends and legacies of the Caribbean's most famous and successful pirates. *Explains how the myths and legends of pirates like Blackbeard created the instantly recognizable pirate stereotypes today. *Includes pictures depicting the pirates and important people, places, and events in their lives. *Includes contemporary accounts of the pirates written by Captain Charles Johnson. *Includes Bibliographies Over the past decade, few movie franchises have been as successful as Pirates of the Caribbean, starring Johnny Depp as the stereotypical pirate Jack Sparrow, a flamboyant, colorful and cunning pirate of questionable morality. The popularity of the movies and the character Jack Sparrow demonstrate how the people who have lived outside the boundaries of normal societies and refused to play by the rules have long fascinated the world. Nowhere is this more evident than the continuing interest in the pirates of centuries past. As the subjects of books, movies, and even theme park rides, people continue to let their imaginations go when it comes to pirates, with buried treasure, parrots, and walking the plank all ingrained in pop culture's perception of them. While there is no question that the myths and legends surrounding history's most famous pirates are colorful, in some instances their actual lives made for even better stories. Before the Golden Age of Piracy, men like Sir Francis Drake straddled the line between pirate and privateer, and Drake was knighted for fighting the Spanish. While Captain Morgan's ruthless piracy has actually been overlooked due to his association with the spiced rum company using his name, he was a remarkably successful pirate, and one of history's best documented pirates. The Golden Age of Piracy generally refers to the era when history's most famous pirates roamed the seas of the West Indies from 1670-1720, and it is no coincidence that the beginning of it was marked by the rise of Henry Every. In his day Every was the "King of Pirates," and in addition to popularizing the famous skull and crossbones logo that would become the most famous pirate flag, Every conducted what is considered the most profitable pirate raid in history, leading to what is considered the first worldwide manhunt in history when the English put a large bounty on his head. It would be an understatement to say that pop culture's perception of piracy and pirates has been primarily influenced by Captain Edward Teach, known to the world as Blackbeard. Blackbeard is remembered today based more on myths than reality. People continue to let their imaginations go when it comes to Blackbeard, picturing a pirate who captured more booty than any other pirate, hid buried treasure, and lit his hair on fire before battle. People have long claimed that his ghost still haunts the Atlantic Ocean, and his contemporaries were so scared of him that they claimed to have seen his headless body swim around his pirate boat three times. Fittingly, some of history's most famous pirates sailed together. Black Bart Roberts is considered the most successful pirate in history, managing to capture about 500 ships before meeting his fate, but he learned the tricks of the trade from Howell Davis, whose cunning and courage led to some of the most spectacular acts of piracy in history. Then there are history's two most famous female pirates, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, who actually sailed together on Calico Jack's pirate ship. Together the three became history's most famous pirate crew and had one of the most colorful years of the Golden Age of Piracy before being captured. Real Pirates of the Caribbean looks at all of these notorious pirates, examining their careers and analyzing their legacies. Along with pictures, contemporary accounts, bibliographies, and a Table of Contents, you will learn about these famous pirates like never before.
Описание: Edward Teach, otherwise known as the pirate Blackbeard, was a terror of the seas in the 1700s. Merchant ships had little choice but to surrender to his 40-cannon Queen Anne's Revenge. At one point, Teach accepted a pardon but couldn't retire from piracy for good. This adventurous volume takes readers into the background of the famous figure, explains the origins of his striking monikor, and describes the bloody skirmish that ended his life. Sidebars and fact boxes offer more information about both pirates and privateers and the perils of each chosen path. Beautiful illustrations and photographs further enhance this high-interest book.
Описание: PiratesPirates dominate movie box office profits, they are theme park entertainment, and they occupy a place in popular culture that has outlasted the era when they originally ruled the seas. Contemporary audiences who are safe from the pistols and cutlasses of the men who sailed the Caribbean, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans to prey upon ships and claim their cargo may find it hard to reconcile the perceived glamor of Captain Jack Sparrow with the authentic bloodlust and greed of the real pirates who killed without conscience, kidnapped innocent victims for ransom, and ravaged, bribed, and robbed their way into legend. Tragut Rais, Grace O'Malley, William Kidd, Blackbeard and their colleagues were dangerous adventurers who lived at a time when piracy was an economic enterprise which yielded both wealth and a hangman's noose. Inside you will read about...- When Pirates Owned the Seas - The Roots of Piracy - The Original Pirates of the Caribbean - The Pirate Round - Piracy after the Spanish War of Succession - The Pirates of the Barbary Coast - The Modern-Day Pirates Most pirates had a short life before they were captured and executed. A few lucky ones did die of natural causes, but they were rare. Nonetheless, those tales of swashbuckling adventure under the Jolly Roger continue to mesmerize us. Read more about the reality of the Golden Age of Piracy to find out whether or not Hollywood's version can possibly compare with the truth.
Описание: Authors Angus Konstam and Roger Michael Kean reveal the truth behind our myths, fairy tales, and Hollywood-inspired images. The reality is, unbelievably, even more intriguing than the flashing swords, talking parrots, and mysterious eye patches portrayed in the movies. In this lavishly illustrated tour through history, you can explore the lives of real pirates, such as Blackbeard, Thomas Tew, and Captain Kidd. Find out how, even today, pirates regularly attack and plunder ships. Discover their motivations, diverse backgrounds, daily lives, and codes of conduct. Peek inside pirate ships, trace their journeys on the map, see their bloody battle, and thrill at the daring, brutal ways in which they live and die. From prehistory to the twenty-first century, whenever trade takes to the sea, the predators are close behind. This new authoritative history details the derring-do of pirate through the ages, analyzing our fascination for the actions of men--and some women--who were, after all, vicious criminals. Packed with illustrations, this volume is the essential companion for every armchair swashbuckler. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Описание: For eighteen months, one man terrorized America, bringing commerce and a superpower to its knees, raging onto the scene and disappearing as mysteriously as he appeared, yet no one knew who he was except for the moniker ... Blackbeard. Until now. Thatcher: The Unauthorized Biography of Blackbeard the Pirate is a trilogy that weaves the acknowledged facts of Blackbeard's life into the historic machinations that led to today's world. These novels shatter any foregone conclusion for anyone who thinks he knows the story of Blackbeard. The incidences surrounding his death, the colonial hostilities it created and the iron fist employed by King George to control them began a sixty-year process that eventually led to the American Revolution, giving credence to the clich that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter.
Автор: Akberal Azim Название: Blackbeard Legacy ISBN: 1450702570 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781450702577 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2651 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Captain Hanna, the daughter of the infamous pirate Blackbeard, sails the dangerous waters of the sea with her crew of female privateers, searching for bounty wherever they can find it. All the while they are being sought after by the merciless and vengeful Captain Purloin, taking on unwanted stowaways, and fighting with some angry zombies.
THE NOTORIOUS PIRATE BLACKBEARD, aka Edward Teach (c. 1680 - 22 November 1718), was an English pirate who operated around the West Indies and the eastern coast of the American colonies during the early 1700s. Originally a study under Pirate Captain Benjamin Hornigold, Blackbeard quickly rose to command his own vessel. When Hornigold retired in 1717, Blackbeard captured a French merchant vessel and renamed her the Queen Anne's Revenge. Blackbeard's fierce reputation, along with his ship's newly installed 40 guns, struck fear into the hearts of his victims and resulted in him rarely having to actually use force. Blackbeard was a shrewd and calculating leader and was reported to have tied lit fuses to under his hat and on to his beard to create a hellish image that frightened his enemies. The legend, and success, of Blackbeard and his many adventures has captured the imagination of old and young alike for hundreds of years. In her classic work from 1835 "Blackbeard: A Page from the colonial history of Philadelphia", Mathilda Douglas captures in two volumes the spirit of Blackbeard's legend as understood in the early1800's, more than 100 years after the real Blackbeard's death. Although, a fictionalized version of Blackbeard's adventures, she vividly captures the romanticized spirit of the life and times of the famous pirate as it was understood during her time. An educational as well as a thrilling tale, Ms. Douglas' work is now available to be shhared with an entirely new generation.
Автор: Gagne Tammy Название: Blackbeard (Edward Teach) ISBN: 1680200364 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781680200362 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 5139 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Buckley James Название: Who Was Blackbeard? ISBN: 0606375562 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780606375566 Издательство: Неизвестно Цена: 3105 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Автор: Berenger Al Название: Blackbeard ISBN: 1250166055 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781250166050 Издательство: Holtzbrink(MPS)/MPS Рейтинг: Цена: 1741 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of the notorious English pirate Blackbeard.
Blackbeard, born Edward Teach, was a notorious and much-feared English pirate who famously conquered and captained the Queen Anne's Revenge and prowled the seas around the West Indies and the eastern coast of Britain's North American colonies. Rather than ruling through force and bloody intimidation, it's believed that Blackbeard largely let his fierce image and reputation drive his success.
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