Blackbeard: The Hunt For The World's Most Notorious Pirate by Craig CabellBlackbeard: The Hunt For The World's Most Notorious Pirate by Craig Cabell

Blackbeard: The Hunt For The World's Most Notorious Pirate

byCraig Cabell

Hardcover | January 19, 2013

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Edward Teach - âBlackbeard'-is one of the legends of the so-called 'golden age of piracy'. There have been so many accounts of his short, bloody career that it is hard to see him and his times in a clear historical light. This new study looks for the man behind the legend, and it gives a vivid insight into the nature of piracy and the naval operations that were launched against it.

The narrative focuses on the roles played by the Governor of Virginia Alexander Spotswood who masterminded the pursuit of Blackbeard, and Lieutenant Robert Maynard of HMS Pearl who led the pursuit and finally cornered Teach and his crew and, after a vicious fight, saw him killed.

In vivid detail, it reveals how the hunt for Blackbeard was orchestrated, how he was tracked down, and the parts played in the drama by the larger-than-life leading characters in this extraordinary story.

This freshly researched study of the pursuit of the notorious pirate and his crew - and of the final fight in which Blackbeard lost his life - makes compelling reading.

About The Author

Craig Cabell is a journalist and author. His works include, in addition to Frederick Forsyth - A Matter of Protocol, The Kray Brothers, Dennis Wheatley - Churchill's Storyteller and VE Day - A Day to Remember (published by Pen and Sword Books).
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Title:Blackbeard: The Hunt For The World's Most Notorious PirateFormat:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 19, 2013Publisher:Pen and SwordLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1844159590

ISBN - 13:9781844159598

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