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    For five decades encompassing the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, pirates played an integral role in colonial history and life Initially, they were welcomed, but as the years passed, what was once profitable coexistence became a dogged determination to eradicate these sea marauders.Black Flags, Blue Waters presents the celebrities of this golden age of piracy with a narrowly focused lens Most comparable volumes look at this historical period in a broad manner that encompas For five decades encompassing the late seventeenth and early ...


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    I loved this book A detailed, well researched and compelling account of the golden age of piracy, through it s eventual decline Other pirate books have focused on the exploits of the pirates, or on individual pirates and their careers, or on pirate society , this book was different in that delved deep into the working relationship between pirates and the colonies of early America and New England Although everyone naturally thinks of the Caribbean when they think of pirates, no one really con I loved this book A detailed, well researched and compelling account of the golden age of piracy, through it s eventual decline Other pirate books have focused on the exploits of the pirates, or on individual pirates and their careers, or on pirate society , this book was different in that delved deep into the working relationship between pi...


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    I picked this up because I quite enjoyed two of the author s previous works, Brilliant Beacons and Leviathan I m not a pirate fan but I do find the subject somewhat interesting.BFBW takes some unusual directions First, it focuses on the Golden Age of Piracy, but Dolin includes the late 1600s as well rather than just 1715 1726 a qu...


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    Eric Jay Dolin writes a rollicking history of the Golden Age of American piracy Black Flags, Blue Waters is not only heavily researched, but extremely readable Much of what I thought I knew about pirates hadn t progressed much beyond the romanticized tales of buried treasure and swashbuckling buccaneers that captivates nearly every schoolchild, but the real history in Black Flags, Blue Waters is just as compelling What I found most fascinating in reading the book was the fact that, duri Eric Jay Dolin writes a rollicking history of the Golden Age of American piracy Black Flags, Blue Waters is not only heavily researched, but extremely readable Much of what I thought I knew about pirates hadn t progressed much beyond the romanticized tales of buried treasure and swashbuckling buccaneers that captivates nearly every schoolchild, but the real history in Black Flags, Blue Waters is just as compelling What I found most fascinating in ...


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    A great history of thewell known figures of piracy like Captain Morgan and Blackbeard The book details the race for exploration between Spain and England and how each was affected by both political and economic motivations Though it touches upon its application to m...


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    Extremely well researched and informative, this work could be used as a textbook on the subject As entertainment, the book falls short, meandering on, slowly dripping trails of facts, with the feel of a never ending reading assignment.


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    With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters vividly reanimates the Golden Age of piracy in the Americas.


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    Eric Jay Dolin writes entertainingly about many seafaring topics, even unsavory ones, in this case, piracy. A specialist in ocean life, he also writes about the history of lighthouses, and the questionable joys and misadventures of pursuing PhD studies His books are to print what Ken Burns documentaries are to film.I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Jamaica Subsequent to that, I researched many subjects about the West Indies Black Flags, Blue Waters history is presented in an easy narrative Eric Jay Dolin writes entertainingly about many s...


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Black Flags, Blue Waters With Surprising Tales Of Vicious Mutineers, Imperial Riches, And High Seas Intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters Vividly Reanimates The Golden Age Of Piracy In The Americas.Set Against The Backdrop Of The Age Of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters Reveals The Dramatic And Surprising History Of American Piracy S Golden Age Spanning The Late 1600s Through The Early 1700s When Lawless Pirates Plied The Coastal Waters Of North America And Beyond Best Selling Author Eric Jay Dolin Illustrates How American Colonists At First Supported These Outrageous Pirates In An Early Display Of Solidarity Against The Crown, And Then Violently Opposed Them Through Engrossing Episodes Of Roguish Glamour And Extreme Brutality, Dolin Depicts The Star Pirates Of This Period, Among Them Towering Blackbeard, Ill Fated Captain Kidd, And Sadistic Edward Low, Who Delighted In Torturing His Prey Also Brilliantly Detailed Are The Pirates Manifold Enemies, Including Colonial Governor John Winthrop, Evangelist Cotton Mather, And Young Benjamin Franklin Upending Popular Misconceptions And Cartoonish Stereotypes, Dolin Provides This Wholly Original Account Of The Seafaring Outlaws Whose Raids Reflect The Precarious Nature Of American Colonial Life.