Pirates of the North Carolina Coast: Being an account of Blackbeard, Bonnet, Low, Lowther, Bellamy, Bonny, Rackham, Vane, Worley, Read, and the villains who sailed with them
Dram Tree Books' Young Reader's Series of North Carolina History consists of short (32-64 pages on average), very visual and colorful books about the history of North Carolina, aimed at youths between ages 8-18. The idea is to introduce youngsters to the four centuries of great stories we have in North Carolina in a way that is fun, entertaining, and true. As an added bonus, as many adults enjoy the books as kids because they are a great way to learn about our history without having to commit to a thick "regular" history book!
In the Golden Age of Piracy, swashbuckling sea robbers were a terror to merchant ships loaded with the riches of the New World. Men like Henry Morgan, Edward Low, George Lowther, Stede Bonnet, and women like Anne Bonny and Mary Read rampaged through the islands of the Caribbean and along the coast of the American colonies. North Carolina had more than their fair share of dealings with pirates, because North Carolina’s 300-mile coastline was a perfect place for buccaneers to hide. And in many cases, the people of the Carolinas welcomed them! This book tells the story of the those colorful rogues who robbed and pillaged at will, including Blackbeard, that most famous of sea robbers. You’ll also learn what the life of a pirate was really like, and how these thieves of the high seas were nothing like the happy rovers usually seen in the movies.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR...Jack E. Fryar, Jr. has authored or edited more than thirty volumes of North Carolina and Cape Fear history. His historical specialty is colonial North Carolina, particularly during the seventeenth century. Jack has served as a United States Marine, worked as a broadcaster, freelance magazine writer, sports announcer, and book designer. He holds a Masters degree in History and another Masters in Teaching, and taught history in Wilmington, N.C.