Who Was Blackbeard? (Who Was...?) (Prebound)

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Description


Though much of his early life remains a mystery, Blackbeard most likely began his life as Edward Teach in the sailing port of Bristol, England. He beganhis career as a hired British sailor during Queen Anne's War. He eventually settled in the Bahamas under Captain Benjamin Hornigold who taught the young sailor to go "a-pirating." Soon enough, Blackbeard was commanding his own fleet and stealing ships around the Caribbean and up and down the Eastern seaboard. Known for his thick, black beard and fearsome reputation, the legend of Blackbeard has influenced pirate legend and lore for over 300 years.

About the Author


James Buckley, Jr. has written more than 50 books for kids, including"Who Was Ernest Shackleton?""


Product Details
ISBN: 9780606375566
ISBN-10: 0606375562
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: November 10th, 2015
Pages: 112
Language: English
Series: Who Was...?