Eric Jay Dolin - Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Dolin’s history of the Golden Age of American piracy has a stellar cast. On one side, there’s the legendary Blackbeard, ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low. On the other, colonial governor John Winthrop, evangelist Cotton Mather, and young Benjamin Franklin. At first, however, the American colonists cheered on these outlaws of the high seas, banding with them in solidarity against the British. That’s just one of the many surprises Dolin has in store in this revelatory look at North America from the late 1600s to the early 1700s. Drawing on biography, economics, and geopolitics, Dolin, author of Leviathan and Brilliant Beacon, demonstrates again why he’s one of our foremost maritime historians.

 

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
The Wharf
Non Fiction
Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781631492105
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - September 18th, 2018

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