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


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―when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, author Eric Dolin provides this wholly original account of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.


By Eric Jay Dolin, Published by Liveright, 2018, 416 pages, softcover