Author(s): Angus Konstam
Of all the colorful cutthroats who scoured the seas in search of plunder during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century, none was more ferocious or notorious than Blackbeard. This title traces Blackbeard's career from its beginnings to his final defeat in a tremendous sea battle near his base at Ocracoke Island.
"...the fearsome role model for a new breed of screen pirates..." (The Scotsman, July 2006) "...real pirate of the Caribbean..." (The Daily Mirror, July 2006)
Angus Konstam is a widely published author who has written several books on piracy, including The History of Pirates. A former naval officer and museum professional, he worked as a curator of weapons in the Tower of London and as the chief curator in the Mel Fisher Maritime Museum in Key West, Florida, before becoming a full-time historian and writer. An expert on weapons, shipwrecks, and piracy, he has advised several underwater archaeological groups (including the team working on Blackbeard's sunken flagship), and appears regularly on both the Discovery and the History channels. He now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.