Samuel Marquis is a prolific historical fiction writer and the author of Blackbeard: The Birth of America.
After a bunch of books about WWII, the CIA, and espionage agents, Sam turned his attention to the history of Blackbeard. Not only the facts and new research that have come out in the last few years, but what those conversations might have sounded like.
And we get a great historical fiction novel about Blackbeard that really takes you into Blackbeard's head and onto the deck of the Queen Anne's Revenge. Great storytelling.
Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing and Prop Designers, Treasure Hunters, Archaeologists, and more.
Check out Sam's book "Blackbeard: The Birth of America" at https://amzn.to/2H2UBGI and help support UTC too!
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