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Republic of Pirates – now in Japanese

I’m pleased to announce that my history of Blackbeard and the great Caribbean pirate gang, The Republic of Pirates: Being the True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and… Read more »

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 »

Colin Woodward interviews Colin Woodard

What are the chances that there would be two American historians of U.S. history with the names “Colin Woodward” and “Colin Woodard”? The observable evidence suggests the answer is “very… Read more »

Talking pirates with Press Herald Live, May 13, 7pm

  For subscribers of the Portland Press Herald: I’ll be talking with colleague Katherine Lee about the real pirates of the Caribbean, what it was like to write and research… Read more »

What Netflix’s “Lost Pirate Kingdom” got right (and wrong) about the Golden Age Pirates

I greatly enjoyed being an on-camera expert for Netflix’s hit docudrama series “Lost Pirate Kingdom,” which essentially tells the story of the Golden Age pirate gang related in my 2007… Read more »

Talking pirates on a forthcoming Netflix series

A few months before the pandemic struck I travelled to a Manhattan studio to film an hours-long interview with a British production company working on a documentary-drama on the Bahamas-based… Read more »

Talking pirates with Discovery’s “Expedition Unknown” (before the pandemic)

At the end of August, long before the new coronavirus infected its first human, I was in Paris talking with Josh Gates, host of Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown” about the… 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 »

In France

I’ve been in France this week. I can’t say too much about it, except that it involved a television shoot, the Museum of the Freemasons in Paris, and maybe something… 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 »