Empire of blue water: Captain Morgan's great pirate army, the epic battle for the Americas, and the catastrophe that ended the oulaws' bloody reign
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|Grouping Title||empire of blue water captain morgans great pirate army the epic battle for the americas and the cata|
|Grouping Author||talty stephan|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-11-14 23:20:07PM|
|Last Indexed||2018-11-14 23:51:59PM|
|available_at_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Richland Park|
|detailed_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike - Adult Non-Fiction, Main Library - Adult Non-Fiction, Richland Park - Adult Non-Fiction|
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.
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|isbn||9780307236609, 9780307236616, 9781415936931|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
|owning_location_catalog||Edmondson Pike, Edmondson Pike Kids, Main Kids, Main Library, Richland Park|
|record_details||ils:CARL0000285985|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Crown Publishers,|c2007.|332 p. : maps ; 25 cm., overdrive:4176a434-2af1-4ae0-b7c1-2c291f8efc5e|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group|2007||
|subject_facet||Caribbean Area -- History -- To 1810, Morgan, Henry, -- Sir, -- 1635?-1688, Pirates -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 17th century|
|title_display||Empire of blue water : Captain Morgan's great pirate army, the epic battle for the Americas, and the catastrophe that ended the oulaws' bloody reign|
|title_full||Empire of Blue Water Captain Morgan's Great Pirate Army, the Epic Battle for the Americas, and the Catastrophe That Ended the Outlaws' Bloody Reign, Empire of blue water : Captain Morgan's great pirate army, the epic battle for the Americas, and the catastrophe that ended the oulaws' bloody reign / Stephan Talty|
|title_short||Empire of blue water :|
|title_sub||Captain Morgan's great pirate army, the epic battle for the Americas, and the catastrophe that ended the oulaws' bloody reign|
|topic_facet||History, Morgan, Henry, Nonfiction, Pirates|