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Republic of Pirates, now in Lithuanian

Have you been waiting for a Lithuanian edition of The Republic of Pirates? Of course you have. We all have. And now the waiting is over. Leidykla Briedis, the Vilnius… Read more »

Colony, Chapter 2: Maine and Massachusetts were different from the start

Maine is celebrating the bicentennial of its statehood this year, but the story of our beginnings lies in the millennia and centuries that preceded March 15th, 1820, the day we… Read more »

Talking the Republic of Pirates in, yes, Nassau, The Bahamas, Feb. 24

My third book, The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down is the most comprehensive, back-to-the-archives account… Read more »

On Blackbeard, 300 years after his death, in the New York Times

Republic of Pirates fans take note: 2018 has been the 300th anniversary of Woodes Rogers’ landing at Nassau, marking the formal — if tumultuous and uncertain — end of the… Read more »

Speaking on the Scots-Irish legacy in Maine and the nation, Aug. 14, Brunswick, Maine

This is the 300th anniversary of the coming of the Scots-Irish to New England and to mark the occasion, there’s a multi-day conference taking place this week at Bowdoin College… Read more »

Talking pirates on the Under the Crossbones podcast

Recently Phil Johnson, host of the Under the Crossbones podcast, contacted me and noted that we’ve next year will mark the 300th anniversary of Blackbeard’s death in the Battle of… Read more »