Author: Samuel Marquis

Category: General Nonfiction

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Winner Kirkus Reviews Book of the Year Awards

Winner Beverly Hills Book Awards

Award-Winning Finalist American Book Fest Best Book Awards

Blackbeard: The Birth of America

is the true story of

Edward Thache

--former British Navy seaman and notorious privateer-turned-pirate, who lorded over the Atlantic seaboard and Caribbean during the

Golden Age of Piracy

. A Robin-Hood-like American patriot and the most famous freebooter of all time,


was illegally hunted down by Virginia

Governor Alexander Spotswood

, the British Crown's man in Williamsburg obsessed with his capture. Based on reliable historical records and the latest research, this adventure tale illuminates the true man behind the myth and his doggedly determined pursuer, revealing a cat-and-mouse game and important historical figure lost to us in a "fog of legend, myth and propaganda" for three hundred years. A folk hero in his own lifetime,


exploded onto the scene during the birth of America and was one of the first

American revolutionaries

in the

War of Independence

against British rule.