Empire of Blue Water

Author: Stephan Talty
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307382757
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He challenged the greatest empire on earth with a ragtag bunch of renegades—and brought it to its knees. Empire of Blue Water is the real story of the pirates of the Caribbean. Henry Morgan, a twenty-year-old Welshman, crossed the Atlantic in 1655, hell-bent on making his fortune. Over the next three decades, his exploits in the Caribbean in the service of the English became legendary. His daring attacks on the mighty Spanish Empire on land and at sea determined the fates of kings and queens, and his victories helped shape the destiny of the New World. Morgan gathered disaffected European sailors and soldiers, hard-bitten adventurers, runaway slaves, and vicious cutthroats, and turned them into the most feared army in the Western Hemisphere. Sailing out from the English stronghold of Port Royal, Jamaica, “the wickedest city in the New World,” Morgan and his men terrorized Spanish merchant ships and devastated the cities where great riches in silver, gold, and gems lay waiting. His last raid, a daring assault on the fabled city of Panama, helped break Spain’s hold on the Americas forever. Awash with bloody battles, political intrigues, natural disaster, and a cast of characters more compelling, bizarre, and memorable than any found in a Hollywood swashbuckler—including the notorious pirate L’Ollonais, the soul-tortured King Philip IV of Spain, and Thomas Modyford, the crafty English governor of Jamaica—Empire of Blue Water brilliantly re-creates the passions and the violence of the age of exploration and empire. From the Hardcover edition.

Literary Outlaw The Life and Times of William S Burroughs

Author: Ted Morgan
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393343243
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“Almost indecently readable . . . captures [Burroughs’s] destructive energy, his ferocious pessimism, and the renegade brilliance of his style.”—Vogue With a new preface as well as a final chapter on William S. Burroughs’s last years, the acclaimed Literary Outlaw is the only existing full biography of an extraordinary figure. Anarchist, heroin addict, alcoholic, and brilliant writer, Burroughs was the patron saint of the Beats. His avant-garde masterpiece Naked Lunch shook up the literary world with its graphic descriptions of drug abuse and illicit sex—and resulted in a landmark Supreme Court ruling on obscenity. Burroughs continued to revolutionize literature with novels like The Soft Machine and to shock with the events in his life, such as the accidental shooting of his wife, which haunted him until his death. Ted Morgan captures the man, his work, and his friends—Allen Ginsberg and Paul Bowles among them—in this riveting story of an iconoclast.

2011 National Gang Threat Assessment

Author: Federal Bureau of Investigation
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1614481555
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Gangs continue to commit criminal activity, recruit new members in urban, suburban, and rural regions across the United States, and develop criminal associations that expand their influence over criminal enterprises, particularly street-level drug sales. The most notable trends for 2011 have been the overall increase in gang membership, and the expansion of criminal street gangs' control of street-level drug sales and collaboration with rival gangs and other criminal organizations.

Jolly Roger

Author: Patrick Pringle
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486147592
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Fascinating study of 17th- and 18th-century piracy finds the lore about Henry Morgan, Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Anne Bonney, and other marauders largely overblown. "Highly entertaining and well-documented." — The New York Times. 35 black-and-white illustrations.

Notorious Outlaws

Author: Anita Yasuda
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 1680776681
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The expansion of the United States in the 1800s led to good fortune and success for some, and crime and lawlessness for others. Notorious Outlawsexplains how people like Butch Cassidy, Billy the Kid, and many more turned to a life of crime. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, maps, a glossary, additional resources, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

In fremderen Gezeiten

Author: Tim Powers
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 3641083885
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Spannung, Spaß und Action pur – von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite Mitten in der Karibik gerät Jack Chandagnac ungewollt in ein Piratenabenteuer: Freibeuter entern sein Schiff und zwingen ihn, der Crew beizutreten! Kaum auf Jamaika angekommen, stürzt er sich als frischgebackener Pirat Jack Shandy in eine atemberaubende Voodoo-Expedition zu einem sagenumwobenen Jungbrunnen. Für Jack nicht nur ein Wettlauf gegen seine Konkurrenten, jede Menge Zombies und die englische Flotte – sondern vor allem gegen die Zeit: Seine Geliebte Beth schwebt in höchster Gefahr! Doch dann bekommt er es mit dem großen Blackbeard zu tun – und ein magischer Showdown beginnt ...