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Of all the colorful cutthroats who scoured the seas in search of plunder during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early 18th century, none was more ferocious or notorious than Blackbeard. As unforgettable as his savage career was, much of Blackbeard's life has been shrouded in mystery - until now.

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. 

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.

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It’s alright

Informative if a little dry. I’ve read/listened to a decent number of pirate history books at this point and if you have too this is good but not what I’d call necessary reading. The broad stokes of Blackbeard’s career are mostly what people have to go on so it feels like there was a good bit of filler in here.
Still well done, I was just hoping for more about the man than I’d already heard elsewhere.

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Title is misleading

Decent book covering the time period,
but not a book on Blackbeard as the title suggests. Yes of course he is mentioned as well as other pirates of the time.
More of just a general history of pirates during that time period.

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Bleh.

Narrators voice is annoying. Story doesn’t seem real. Kind of clumsily written. Glazes over important stuff. Couldn’t finish. Bleh.