Under the Black FlagUnder the Black Flag

The execution was carried out beneath the black flag of ISIS. In January 2015, the ISIS-affiliated group attacked the luxury Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli, killing four foreigners (including an American contractor) and four Libyans.

Author: Sami Moubayed

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857729217


Page: 256

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The Islamic State movement (ISIS/ISIL/IS) burst onto the world stage in 2014. From its heartland in Syria, where it arose from the chaos of the Syrian Revolt, the organisation has expanded in ideology and membership and now poses a significant threat to the region, if not to the wider world. Moubayed, a Beirut-based journalist who has been analysing Syria and the region for 20 years, has unrivalled access to the movement and its participants. His book is the first inside account of an organisation which has dominated the headlines with a dangerous mix of barbarity and military prowess. In looking at the historical background of ISIS: where it came from, how it evolved, where it stands today and what its aims are for the future to reveal, it will provide, for the first time, a fully-fledged picture of what lies at the heart of the Islamic State.

Sailing under the Black FlagSailing under the Black Flag

He learned that depending upon which way the captain wanted the ship to go and upon prevailing winds, the position of the sails also determined the direction the ship moved. He learned how to tie down a sail and how it was important to ...

Author: Cygnet Brown

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365128936


Page: 322

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Jonathan Mayford wants to join the Patriot Cause because he wants to prove that he's a man. Despite his parents' misgivings, they allow him to join his father's privateer, the American Elizabeth. Jonathan befriends an old sea cook, Finis Henderson who teaches him about the sea. Later, he also becomes friends with a young African American boy, James Forten The relationship that takes Jonathan from boyhood to manhood began when he met the red-headed Lowri Howell, a daughter of Welsh nobleman. Jonathan dreams of the day that he will become worthy of her affections. He hoped that in winning this war, he might have a chance at capturing her heart, his greatest prize of all. Both Jonathan and James discover fighting in the war is not what makes a man. They learn that becoming a real man requires integrity and character.

Under the Black FlagUnder the Black Flag

Blackbeard turned to look at the car . penter for a moment . ... Then finally he said , “ A leg , that is if it was beneath the ... Captain Teach glanced up at the masts and ordered the topsails set . Gibbet bellowed his captain's ...

Author: Erik Christian Haugaard

Publisher: Roberts Rinehart Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015032903190


Page: 163

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Freedom and Slavery in 18th Century life in the carribbean and South American are studied in this sea adventure story.

Black Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious PiratesBlack Flags Blue Waters The Epic History of America s Most Notorious Pirates

Of the latter, none ... indispensable source: Defoe, General History; Cordingly, Under the Black Flag, xix–xx; Lincoln, British Pirates, 9n17; P. N. Furbank and W. R. Owens, The Canonization of Daniel Defoe (New Haven, ...

Author: Eric Jay Dolin

Publisher: Liveright Publishing

ISBN: 9781631492112


Page: 400

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With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters is “rumbustious enough for the adventure-hungry” (Peter Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle). Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the surprising history of American piracy’s “Golden Age” - spanning the late 1600s through the early 1700s - when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. “Deftly blending scholarship and drama” (Richard Zacks), best-selling author Eric Jay Dolin illustrates how American colonists at first supported these outrageous pirates in an early display of solidarity against the Crown, and then violently opposed them. Through engrossing episodes of roguish glamour and extreme brutality, Dolin depicts the star pirates of this period, among them the towering Blackbeard, the ill-fated Captain Kidd, and sadistic Edward Low, who delighted in torturing his prey. Upending popular misconceptions and cartoonish stereotypes, Black Flags, Blue Waters is a “tour de force history” (Michael Pierce, Midwestern Rewind) of the seafaring outlaws whose raids reflect the precarious nature of American colonial life.

Anne Bonny the Infamous Female PirateAnne Bonny the Infamous Female Pirate

94-95, 104; Cordingly, Under the Black Flag, p. 59; Long, The History of Jamaica, vol.1, pp. 376-377 map. 227. Boston Gazette, October 10 and 17, 1720; Long, The History of Jamaica, vol. 1, pp. 376-377 map; Johnson, A General History of ...

Author: Phillip Thomas Tucker

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 9781627310628



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The story of the most famous female pirate in history provides a remarkable personal odyssey from a time when women were almost powerless and at the lowest level of the social order on both sides of the Atlantic. This new biographical work fills considerable gaps in Anne Bonny’s life beyond her mythology to rescue an actual person for posterity. After turning her back on everything she knew growing up in South Carolina to find a sense of personal freedom, Anne Bonny sailed the Caribbean’s pristine waters during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century. Few accurate records exist about these law-breakers, whose lifestyles called for hanging. Fortunately, Anne Bonny was a notable exception to the rule, as she was caught off the Jamaican coast and tried by a court of law, whose records have fortunately survived. So, who was the real Anne Bonny? A heartless prostitute, a bloodthirsty psychopathic, or a compassionate woman of faith and courage? Such a fundamental question has not been adequately answered by historians for 300 years. It is now time to take a fresh look at the life of Anne Bonny to present a corrective view into not only her story but also the seldom explored, but incredibly rich, field of women’s history. The Anne Bonny mythology is today popularly told in Starz channel’s Black Sails and the video game Assassin's Creed.

Word VirusWord Virus

Here is a quote from Under the Black Flag by Don C. Seitz : Captain Mission was one of the forbears of the French Revolution . He was one hundred years in advance of his time , for his career was based upon an initial desire to better ...

Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802197184


Page: 576

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With the publication of Naked Lunch in 1959, William Burroughs abruptly brought international letters into the postmodern age. Beginning with his very early writing (including a chapter from his and Jack Kerouac's never-before-seen collaborative novel), Word Virus follows the arc of Burroughs's remarkable career, from his darkly hilarious "routines" to the experimental cut-up novels to Cities of the Red Night and The Cat Inside. Beautifully edited and complemented by James Grauerholz's illuminating biographical essays, Word Virus charts Burroughs's major themes and places the work in the context of the life. It is an excellent tool for the scholar and a delight for the general reader. Throughout a career that spanned half of the twentieth century, William S. Burroughs managed continually to be a visionary among writers. When he died in 1997, the world of letters lost its most elegant outsider.

The Future of ISISThe Future of ISIS

Moubayed, Under the Black Flag, pp. 113–14. Weiss and Hassan, ISIS, p. 78. Other potentially significant groups are AlJaysh al-Mujahidiin (Mujahidiin Army), Kitaib Thawra al-Ashriin (1920 Revolution Brigade), and al-Jaish al-Iraqi ...

Author: Feisal al-Istrabadi

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 9780815732174


Page: 300

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Looking to the future in confronting the Islamic State The Islamic State (best known in the West as ISIS or ISIL) has been active for less than a decade, but it has already been the subject of numerous histories and academic studies—all focus primarily on the past. The Future of ISIS is the first major study to look ahead: what are the prospects for the Islamic State in the near term, and what can the global community, including the United States, do to counter it? Edited by two distinguished scholars at Indiana University, the book examines how ISIS will affect not only the Middle East but the global order. Specific chapters deal with such questions as whether and how ISIS benefitted from intelligence failures, and what can be done to correct any such failures; how to confront the alarmingly broad appeal of Islamic State ideology; the role of local and regional actors in confronting ISIS; and determining U.S. interests in preventing ISIS from gaining influence and controlling territory. Given the urgency of the topic, The Future of ISIS is of interest to policymakers, analysts, and students of international affairs and public policy.


He and other Kansas City " capitalists " formed the Mesco Pictures Corporation in 192o expressly to make " a superfeature " ( eight reels ) called Jesse James under the Black Flag , which premiered in Kansas City in March 1921 and ...

Author: Jerry Wayne Williamson

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807845035


Page: 325

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The stereotypical hillbilly figure in popular culture provokes a range of responses, from bemused affection for Ma and Pa Kettle to outright fear of the mountain men in Deliverance. In Hillbillyland, J. W. Williamson investigates why hillbilly images are so pervasive in our culture and what purposes they serve. He has mined more than 800 movies, from early nickelodeon one-reelers to contemporary films such as Thelma and Louise and Raising Arizona, for representations of hillbillies in their recurring roles as symbolic 'cultural others.' Williamson's hillbillies live not only in the hills of the South but anywhere on the rough edge of society. And they are not just men; women can be hillbillies, too. According to Williamson, mainstream America responds to hillbillies because they embody our fears and hopes and a romantic vision of the past. They are clowns, children, free spirits, or wild people through whom we live vicariously while being reassured about our own standing in society.

Romantic Border CrossingsRomantic Border Crossings

Chapter 3 Byron Under the Black Flag Talissa Ford University of California, Berkeley Ifl have a wife, and that wife has a son—by any body—l will bring up mine heir in the most anti-poetical way—make him a lawyer, or a pirate, ...

Author: Jeffrey Cass

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754660516


Page: 225

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Romantic Border Crossings participates in the movement towards 'otherness' in Romanticism, by uncovering the intellectual and disciplinary anxieties surrounding comparative studies of British, American, and European literature and culture. Spanning a wide range of authors and topics that includes Elizabeth Inchbald, Gérard de Nerval, Jacobinism, Goethe, the Gothic, Orientalism, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Anglo-American conflicts, the collection constitutes a rethinking of the divisions that continue to haunt Romantic studies.

Why We Love PiratesWhy We Love Pirates

272 Cordingly, Under the Black Flag, 19. 273 See JM Barrie, Chapter XIV, Peter Pan in The Complete Works of JM Barrie (Sussex: Delphi Classics, 2015). 274 “The History of & Changes to Pirates of the Caribbean,” Park Ride History via ...

Author: Rebecca Simon

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642503388


Page: 265

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A historian presents “an excellent guide to how pirates became the outlaw celebrities of the high seas” (Greg Jenner, host of the You’re Dead to Me podcast). During his life and even after his death, Captain William Kidd’s name was well known in England and the American colonies. He was infamous for the very crime for which he was hanged, piracy. In this book, historian Rebecca Simon dives into the details of the two-year manhunt for Captain Kidd and the events that ensued. Captain Kidd was hanged in 1701, followed by a massive British-led hunt for all pirates during a period known as the Golden Age of Piracy. Ironically, public executions only increased the popularity of pirates. And, because the American colonies relied on pirates for smuggled goods such as spices, wines, and silks, pirates tended to be protected from capture. This is the story of how pirates became popularly viewed as “Robin Hoods of the Sea”—and how these historical events were pivotal in creating the portrayal of pirates as we know them today. “Only someone who has lived in the shadows chasing faded pirates for an age, and is blessed with creativity, can pull off a book of this high caliber.” —Wreck Watch Magazine