Saturday, 27 July 2013
Blackbeard's Last Fight - Angus Konstam
Blackbeard's Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718 by Angus Konstam
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
'In April 1713 the War of the Spanish Succession came to an end. During the conflict hundreds of privateers - licenced pirates - preyed on enemy shipping throughout the Caribbean. These privateers now found themselves out of a job, and many turned to piracy. One of theme was Edward Teach - more popularly known as Blackbeard. He joined the pirates in New Providence (now Nassau) in the Bahamas, and by early 1717 he had become a pirate captain. From then on he caused havoc off the North American seaboard, in the West Indies and off Honduras, before appearing off Charleston, South Carolina in May 1718. He blockaded this major port for a week, an act that made Blackbeard the most notorious pirate of his day.'
I was sent this by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Blackbeard's Last Fight - Pirate Hunting in North Carolina 1718 is another very good researched, detailed book.
This book is all based on Blackbeard's last fight, so if you want to know about him in other areas, this is not the book for you as it will only cover this fight.
The book has been expertly put together and is perfect to add to your library of pirate history.
The illustrations, maps and photography make this a very good read. I would only state I would have liked to see more maps within it.
At the end of the book again there is opportunity for further reading.
Overall this is a very interesting book and would be excellent for educational use. This will be sitting on my bookshelf as a reference in the near future.
Thank you again Osprey for sending me this.