Author(s): William Teach
Blackbeard - his very name conjures up the glint of a razor-sharp cutlass, the menace of a sinister eye-patch, the creaking hinges of a discovered treasure chest. Back in the eighteenth century no ship in the world was truly safe from Blackbeard and his fellow piratical scoundrels. As rich and tantalizing as the treasures Blackbeard sought to secure, this sumptuous folio takes readers to the very heart of the action. Discover the world of pirates in a book of unrivalled flavour and detail, which presents a series of mysterious objects believed to have once belonged to Blackbeard himself.
William Teach is a professor of maritime lore with a passion for pirate history. Concealed until now has been his deep-rooted suspicion that he is a descendant of Edward Teach, the formidable pirate known as Blackbeard.
Title page; Introduction; BLACKBEARD'S WORLD (Chapter opener); Curse of the Caribbean; Blackbeard; Blackbeard's Flag; SAILING THE HIGH SEAS (Chapter opener); Pirate Ships; The Queen Anne's Revenge; The Captain's Cabin; The Jolly Roger; Dead Men's Tales: Anne Bonny and Mary Read; Navigation; A PIRATE'S LIFE (Chapter opener); Life on Board; Dead Men's Tales: Bartholomew Roberts ( Black BartA"); A Life of Rum; The Pirate Code; Walking the Plank; Israel Hands; Pirate Hideout: New Providence; PIRATE ATTACK (Chapter opener); Treasure; Blackbeard's Blockade of Charleston; A Pirate's Arsenal; Firing a Broadside; Blackbeard's Booty; Dead Men's Tales: Captain Ned Low; GRUESOME ENDS (Chapter opener); Pirate Hunter: Woodes Rogers; Dancing the Hempin Jig; Blackbeard's Last Battle; Teach's Light; Acknowledgements