Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast

Pirates and Buccaneers of the Atlantic Coast

by Edward Rowe Snow, Jeremy D'Entremont, Kenneth Kinkor
     
 

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This fifth centennial edition in honor of the hundredth anniversary of Snow's birth in 1902 is "no collection of Old Wives' Tales" (as Snow warns in his preface to the first edition). Instead, he spares no detail in his descriptions of New England pirates such as Thomas Tew and Captain Bellamy, mid- and south Atlantic pirates such as Blackbeard and Captain Francis…  See more details below

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This fifth centennial edition in honor of the hundredth anniversary of Snow's birth in 1902 is "no collection of Old Wives' Tales" (as Snow warns in his preface to the first edition). Instead, he spares no detail in his descriptions of New England pirates such as Thomas Tew and Captain Bellamy, mid- and south Atlantic pirates such as Blackbeard and Captain Francis Spriggs, women pirates including Alwida and Mrs. Ching, and pirates of Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. Though there will always be debate among historians over the details of the lives of famous pirates, few would disagree that Rowe's versions are well-told or that they reflect a lifetime of research in the northeastern US and in England. Final chapters discuss a favorite pirate topic—searching for buried treasure. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933212180
Publisher:
Commonwealth Editions
Publication date:
11/13/2012
Pages:
308
Sales rank:
1,005,254
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Edward Rowe Snow (1902-1982) is remembered as one of the most vivid chroniclers of New England maritime history. Beginning with the publication of The Islands of Boston Harbor in 1935, he made his name as a historian of the New England coast - and also as a popular storyteller, lecturer, preservationist, and treasure hunter. For forty years, Snow flew to the lighthouses of New England as the "Flying Santa," dropping Christmas parcels for the keepers and their families. A granite memorial to Edward Rowe Snow, "Mr. New England," on Georges Island in Boston Harbor was dedicated in 2000 by his many friends.

An heir to the great tradition of Edward Rowe Snow, Jeremy D'Entremont has been writing about New England maritime history for two dozen years. Webmaster of "New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide" at www.Lighthouse.cc, he is founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and president of the American Lighthouse Foundation. Jeremy is the series editor of the centennial editions of Edward Rowe Snow, and he has written a series of authoritative guides to New England lighthouses. He is also the author of Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast. He lives in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

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