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Colin Woodard is a journalist and writer who was born on 12/3/1968. He is a reporter for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram for State and National Affairs. He won a 2012 George Polk Award for investigative reporting and a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory visa mer Reporting for a series on climate change. He has been a long-time foreign correspondent of The Christian Science Monitor, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Chronicle of Higher Education, and has reported from fifty foreign countries and seven continents. His work has appeared in many publications including The Economist, Smithsonian, The Washington Post, Newsweek/The Daily Beast and Bloomberg View. His first book Ocean's End: Travels Through Endangered Seas, was released in 2000. Since then he has published several others including: The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, The Republic of Pirates: Being The True and Surprising Story of the Caribbean Pirates and the Man Who Brought Them Down, American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America, and American Character: A History of the Epic Struggle Between Individual Liberty and the Common Good. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

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MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Spring 2009 (2009) — Author "Quelling a Pirate Revolt," "In the Pirate's Lair" and "History Lesson" — 5 exemplar
MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History — Summer 2010 (2010) — Author "The War Over Plunder" and "The Revolution's Band of Brothers" — 3 exemplar


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The Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America i GEOGRAPHY; Everybody Gotta be Someplace (december 2011)


A book of surprising detail which sometimes belies the author's newspaper background. The coverage is a bit disjointed as in not chronological and therefore a bit repetitive at times. The chapter on 'Blackbeard' was especially useful to me as it gives me accurate background on his relationship with the 'Outer Banks'. For instance, 'Blackbeard's' real name was Thatch, but somehow in the 'Outer Banks' it was 'Teach'! My usual complaint about the lack of detailed maps was really important when the seemingly random cruises of these men were hard to follow from descriptions and the very general map given. I learned several things, the Royal amnesty, the importance of Nassau, the many types of vessels available, used and preferred. The career of Rogers was also a personal discovery.… (mer)
SamMelfi | 21 andra recensioner | Feb 19, 2024 |
This non-fiction suggestion of eleven ethno-cultural "nations" that comprise most of North America, whose migrations have long affected the politics, government & cultural life of those area, explains why the US and northern Mexico have such distressed relations among the various sections of the continent (and why Canada formerly had equally contentious relations among its various areas). Woodard's historical statements have lots of basis and support (in quotations of contemporary figures, as well as statements of historians), although there are some clear errors of fact. His thesis fits the facts he details, and is a useful perspective from which to grasp a greater understanding of political, cultural and governmental events since Europeans arrived. The large amount of historical data he presents is useful and will likely be worthwhile enrichments for readers who are not historians of North America.… (mer)
RickGeissal | 38 andra recensioner | Aug 16, 2023 |
I believe this author had as his mission to write the best researched, most thorough account of the Republic of Pirates, founded by pirate Benjamin Hornigold, in the Caribbean. The escapades of many a pirate (so many I forget who’s who), and every ship won or lost, are detailed in this book. Which, unfortunately, makes for a boring pirate book. This book is a well-written assembly of facts and for that reason it’s a pick for me. It’d be an excellent textbook—original sources are cited. Where facts are unknown, he informs us. And I learned an enormous amount of history of the Caribbean and proved how little did I know how the early American east coast was so ravaged by pirates. Just beware, it’s a long slog.… (mer)
KarenMonsen | 21 andra recensioner | Aug 5, 2023 |



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