Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

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? With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue ...

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Title:Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates
Author:Eric Jay Dolin
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Genres:History
ISBN:1631492101
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:416 pages pages

Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates Reviews

  • Kenneth
    Oct 15, 2018
    I picked this up as a light read between two weightier tomes and it was what I wanted. The book focuses on pirates from or who plied their trade in what would become the United States. It's a good narrative history and some of the tales are very memorable. It's not a deep dive, it's no...
  • Josh Liller
    Oct 06, 2018
    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 ...
  • Carolyn Davis
    Sep 14, 2018
    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 Ke...
  • John P. Davidson
    Oct 27, 2018
    A bit too violent for my taste but informative and engrossing. ...
  • Brett Van Gaasbeek
    Oct 24, 2018
    The book is interesting at times, but drags through some of the parts and makes it very difficult to get into and interested in the subjects. The book tends to focus on minutiae of the pirate culture instead of telling tales of the pirate leaders and their crews in detail. I guess I ex...
  • George
    Sep 28, 2018
    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 ...
  • Lynn Coulter
    Sep 13, 2018
    If you've got a drop of salt water in your veins or a thing for Johnny Depp as Capt. Jack Sparrow, you should read Eric Jay Dolin's new book, Black Flags, Blue Waters. There's just something about pirates that seems so romantic and mysterious--although the more I read about them, the m...
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    Oct 29, 2018
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    Oct 14, 2018
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    Oct 20, 2018
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  • Daniel
    Oct 31, 2018
    Fascinating look back at the Pirate era and the reasons for Pirates and how they helped colonies at times economic wise ...
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    Oct 11, 2018
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    Nov 03, 2018
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    Oct 28, 2018
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    Oct 26, 2018
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    Jun 16, 2018
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    Sep 27, 2018
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  • Gerard Villegas
    Sep 26, 2018
    A great history of the more well-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 modern day pi...
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    Oct 21, 2018
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  • Christopher Klein
    Sep 19, 2018
    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 ...
  • Cindy Vallar
    Sep 17, 2018
    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...
  • Ti.Me
    Sep 25, 2018
    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. ...
  • Jdimona
    Oct 27, 2018
    This is a terrific book- engagingly written and tells the story of an important period of history of the colonies that became the United States, as seen through the lens of global piracy on the colonial coasts and the high seas. Dolin has meticulously researched this and presents a ver...
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    Aug 28, 2018
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    Sep 28, 2018
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  • Northumberland
    Sep 27, 2018
    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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    Oct 15, 2018
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    Oct 12, 2018
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