Best-selling author Eric Jay Dolan takes a look at some of the most infamous characters from America's 'Golden Age' of piracy, including Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and the ruthless Edward Low. This book takes an honest look at the pirate's life, upending cartoonish stereotypes and misconceptions in the process.
Dolan also shows that American colonists, eager to make things difficult for the Crown, actually supported piracy at first. Later, colonists intensely opposed these same pirates - including a young Benjamin Franklin.
By Eric Jay Dolan
- Hardcover: 416 pages
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.6 inches
- Product Weight: 1.49 pounds
- Publisher: Liveright (2018)
“A compelling examination of the economics, geopolitics and strong―sometimes mad―personalities that fueled the great age of New World piracy. It not only illuminates a fascinating era of maritime history but also the dark actions of desperate men.” - Dean King, author of Skeletons on the Zahara