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Black Flag

Author : Thomas Goodrich
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From 1861 to 1865, the region along the Missouri-Kansas border was the scene of unbelievable death and destruction. Thousands died, millions of dollars in property was lost, entire populations were violently uprooted. It was here also that some of the greatest atrocities in American history occurred. Yet in the great national tragedy of the Civil War, this savage warfare has seemed a minor episode. Drawing from a wide array of contemporary documents - including diaries, letters, and firsthand newspaper accounts - Thomas Goodrich presents a hair-raising report of life in this merciless guerrilla war. Filled with dramatic detail, Black Flag reveals war at its very worst, told in the words of the participants themselves. Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers, soldiers and civilians, scouts, spies, runaway slaves, the generals and the guerrillas - all step forward to tell of their terrifying ordeals.

Black Flag Over Dixie

Author : Gregory J. W. Urwin
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If the prevalence of Civil War reenactments, glossy magazines, admired documentaries, and hundreds of books published on the subject each year are any indication, one of America's darkest historical periods is also its most popular. But, as the essays in this provocative collection bring to mind, military history regularly takes precedence over social history, and the contemporary Civil War community too often ignores an integral part of the conflict: African Americans. Black Flag over Dixie: Racial Atrocities and Reprisals in the Civil War highlights the central role that race played in the Civil War by examining some of the ugliest incidents that played out on its battlefields. Challenging the American public's perception of the Civil War as a chivalrous family quarrel, twelve rising and prominent historians show the conflict to be a wrenching social revolution whose bloody excesses were exacerbated by racial hatred. Edited by Gregory J. W. Urwin, this compelling volume focuses on the tendency of Confederate troops to murder black Union soldiers and runaway slaves and divulges the details of black retaliation and the resulting cycle of fear and violence that poisoned race relations during Reconstruction.

Black Flag White Lies

Author : Jean Brashear
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Ex-socialite and new widow Zoe Lane Hitchens isn't exactly sure how she's going to face NASCAR driver Will Branch. Ten years ago Zoe fell madly in love with Will and became pregnant with his child—but chose another man to share her life. Will is totally focused on winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship this year…until he learns about the death of Zoe's husband. Suddenly his world shifts. He's once more in love, and astoundingly, father to a young boy. How can he possibly be a good parent to his newfound son…without sacrificing his dream?

Black Flag

Author : Lawrence Paterson
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On the eve of Germany's surrender in May 1945, Grossadmiral Karl Dönitz commanded thousands of loyal and active men of the U-boat service. Still fully armed and unbroken in morale, enclaves of these men occupied bases stretching from Norway to France, where cadres of U-boat men fought on in ports that defied besieging Allied troops to the last. At sea U-boats still operated on a war footing around Britain, the coasts of the United States and as far as Malaya. Following the agreement to surrender, these large formations needed to be disarmed - often by markedly inferior forces - and the boats at sea located and escorted into the harbours of their erstwhile enemies. Neither side knew entirely what to expect, and many of the encounters were tense; in some cases there were unsavoury incidents, and stories of worse. For many Allied personnel it was their first glimpse of the dreaded U-boat menace and both sides were forced to exercise considerable restraint to avoid compromising the terms of Germany's surrender. One of the last but most dramatic acts of the naval war, the story of how the surrender was handled has never been treated at length before. This book uncovers much new material about the process itself and the ruthless aftermath for both the crews and their boats.

Black Flag Boricuas

Author : Kirwin R. Shaffer
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This pathbreaking study examines the radical Left in Puerto Rico from the final years of Spanish colonial rule into the 1920s. Positioning Puerto Rico within the context of a regional anarchist network that stretched from Puerto Rico and Cuba to Tampa, Florida, and New York City, Kirwin R. Shaffer illustrates how anarchists linked their struggle to the broader international anarchist struggles against religion, governments, and industrial capitalism. Their groups, speeches, and press accounts--as well as the newspapers that they published--were central in helping to develop an anarchist vision for Puerto Ricans at a time when the island was a political no-man's-land, neither an official U.S. colony or state nor an independent country. Exploring the rise of artisan and worker-based centers to develop class consciousness, Shaffer follows the island's anarchists as they cautiously joined the AFL-linked Federación Libre de Trabajadores, the largest labor organization in Puerto Rico. Critiquing the union from within, anarchists worked with reformers while continuing to pursue a more radical agenda achieved by direct action rather than parliamentary politics. Shaffer also traces anarchists' alliances with freethinkers seeking to reform education, progressive factions engaged in attacking the Church and organized religion, and the emerging Socialist movement on the island in the 1910s. The most successful anarchist organization to emerge in Puerto Rico, the Bayamón bloc founded El Comunista, the longest-running, most financially successful anarchist newspaper in the island's history. Stridently attacking U.S. militarism and interventionism in the Caribbean Basin, the newspaper found growing distribution throughout and financial backing from Spanish-speaking anarchist groups in the United States. Shaffer demonstrates how the U.S. government targeted the Bayamón anarchists during the Red Scare and forced the closure of their newspaper in 1921, effectively unraveling the anarchist movement on the island.

Under the Black Flag

Author : David Cordingly
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For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England's National Maritime Museum has combed original documents and records to produce a most authoritative and definitive account of piracy's "Golden Age." As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. "walking the plank" is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex and often bloodier. 16 pp. of photos. Maps. From the Hardcover edition.

Black Flag

Author : Oliver Bowden
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Assassin's Creed: Black Flag is the sixth title in Oliver Bowden's phenomenally successful Assassin's Creed videogame tie-in series. It's the Golden Age of Piracy - a time when greed, ambition and corruption overcome all loyalties - and a brash young captain, Edward Kenway, is making his name known for being one of the greatest pirates of his day. In the brilliant new novel, Assassin's Creed: Black Flag, discover the story of how Edward, a young privateer, became one of the world's most deadly pirates and was drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Templars and the Assassins. The immersive story of the Assassins is continued in Oliver Bowden's gripping sixth Assassin's Creed novel, following Renaissance, Brotherhood, The Secret Crusade, Revelations and Forsaken. Oliver Bowden is the pen-name of an acclaimed novelist.

Black Flag

Author : Brad Taylor
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In retired Delta Force officer Brad Taylor’s latest adrenaline-fueled short story, Pike Logan and his fellow Taskforce operators face a team of ruthless modern-day pirates with a devious plan that leaves them fighting for their very survival. Includes an excerpt of Brad Taylor's latest Pike Logan novel, The Forgotten Soldier, on sale 12/29/2015. On leave after a particularly critical and dangerous mission with the Taskforce—a top secret counterterrorist unit that operates outside the bounds of US law—operators Knuckles and Brett have joined Pike Logan and Jennifer Cahill in Charleston, South Carolina. Their goal is to learn more about Grolier Recovery Services, the archaeological research agency that the Taskforce team uses as sophisticated cover for their work. But when Knuckles accepts a job to find missing treasure from the notorious pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, the whole team is put to the test, because their new employers have a very different agenda, one that leaves members of the Taskforce at the mercy of real pirates determined to get their hands on a shipment of precious contraband at any cost.

Coding Club Black Flag

Author : Matt Langley
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A unique series that provides a framework for teaching coding skills. In Black Flag - A Coding Club Mission, your problem solving skills are tested as you join Cal on a dangerous adventure into the underground world of the anarchists who are fighting to restore freedom to the citizens of New Edgehill. Explore the companion website to complete the puzzles introduced through the chapters and don't forget to use your rig data for hints and support. If you have completed Python Basics then you will have studied all of the necessary programming skills needed to solve the challenges. Good luck and keep your eyes open!

Under the Black Flag

Author : Hubbard Huddlestone
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The Black Flag Routledge Revivals

Author : Brian Jackson
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First published in 1981, this book reassesses the case of Sacco and Vanzetti, two Italian immigrant anarchists living in Boston in 1920. The pair were accused of a payroll robbery and the murder of two guards for which they were arrested and, after a long trial based on inadequate and prejudiced evidence, executed in 1927. In 1977, on the fiftieth anniversary of their deaths, the Commonwealth of Massachusettes issued a proclamation which acknowledged a miscarriage of justice. The Black Flag provides an account of the controversial trial and a re-evaluation of the celebrated case of the Commonwealth’s decision. Brian Jackson puts the trial in the social context of the period and exposes the nature of anarchism by looking at the lives of two of its exponents, resulting in a moving exploration of a series of events that continue to trouble the conscience of America.

Flying the Black Flag

Author : Alfred S. Bradford
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Surveys a history of piracy from the ancient world through the golden age, reveals strategies and methods used by pirates against their victims, and examines the similarities between pirates and terrorists.

Under the Black Flag

Author : Don C. Seitz
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Vivid stories trace careers of such notorious brigands as Captain Kidd and Edward (Blackbeard) Teach, along with those of many lesser-known pirates. Riveting accounts will be treasured by historians and maritime enthusiasts alike.

Spray Paint the Walls

Author : Stevie Chick
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Black Flag were the pioneers of American Hardcore, and this is their blood-spattered story. Formed in Hermosa Beach, California, in 1978, they made and played brilliant, ugly, no-holds-barred music for eight brutal years on a self-appointed touring circuit of America's clubs, squats, and community halls. They fought with everybody—the police, the record industry, and even their own fans—and they toured overseas on pennies a day in beat-up trucks and vans. This history tells Black Flag's story from the inside, drawing on exclusive interviews with the group's members, their contemporaries, and the bands they inspired. It depicts the rise of Henry Rollins, the iconic front man, and Greg Ginn, who turned his electronics company into one of the world's most influential independent record labels while leading Black Flag from punk's three-chord frenzy into heavy metal and free jazz.

Assassin s Creed Black Flag

Author : Oliver Bowden
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Edward Kenway sets out to become a pirate and finds himself drawn into the centuries-old battle between the Assassins and the Templars in this novel based on the Assassin's Creed™ video game series. “I was spellbound by the hooded man at work. Mesmerized by this agent of death, who had ignored the carnage around him by biding his time and waiting to strike.” It is the golden age of piracy and the New World beckons. Edward Kenway—the brash young son of a wool merchant—dreams of gold and cannot resist the lure of a life of glory on the high seas. When his family homestead is attacked, there seems like no better time to escape, and Kenway soon establishes himself as one of the deadliest privateers of his day. But greed, ambition and betrayal follow closely in his wake. And when evidence of a crippling conspiracy begins to surface, threatening to destroy everything that he holds dear, Kenway can’t resist the urge for retribution. An Original Assassin's Creed Novel Based on the Multiplatinum Video Game from Ubisoft From the Paperback edition.

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Black Flag Surviving the Scourge

Author : Dave Klapwyk
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A global apocalyptic pandemic called the Scourge is sweeping the globe, decimating the population. Society is disintegrating, leaving the remaining to endure the chaos. This is the action-packed adventure of a disparate group struggling to survive a societal meltdown.Joe's quiet life is about to be changed forever as he makes unexpected friendships and dangerous enemies. Monique is having a baby while civilization is on the brink. She has to fight to protect her family and friends. Kevin is a devout Christian whose faith is profoundly challenged. Ayesha and Zach are feisty orphaned children that must adapt to a dangerous new world. Camille is an angsty teen who transforms into a brave fighter. Their lives intertwine in this riveting tale of tragedy, humour, friendship and heroism.

Raising Black Flags

Author : Stephen Sanders
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Poetry by and about pirates by Flora Alomari, J.L. Bright, Chuck Burrows, Sandra l. Harris, Cassidy King, Shari Land, Shana L. Martin, Michael Muller, Debra Estes peterson, Melody Sanders, Stephen Sanders, Desiree Simons, Kittye Williams, Pamala A. Williams and the artwork of Robert L. Berry, Jr. and Kenneth King.

Black Flag Music Notebook for Fan

Author : Jose Corchado
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Start your ideas with a paperback notebook featuring art Black Flag Band. - Comfortable creative with dimensions 6x9 inches (15.24 x 22.86 cm). -The journal can be used as a diary or plan diary. - High-quality paper means minimal display even when you use heavy ink! One of the great gift ideas for Birthdays, Christmas, Anniversaries, Graduation Gifts & and more.

Black Flag

Author : David Ricciardi
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CIA officer Jake Keller faces stakes that are very high and very personal in the latest electrifying thriller from the author of Rogue Strike. After years of relative calm, piracy has returned to the high sea. But the days of AK-47s and outboard engines are over. The new pirates hit like a SEAL team. Highly trained, and using cutting edge technology, they make sure their victims are never heard from again. Ships and crews are vanishing at a staggering rate. As the threat to international shipping grows, U.S. authorities become determined to find the source of this new danger. Jake Keller has a plan—to lure the pirate mastermind out of hiding by infiltrating his organization—but it’s a dangerous gambit, made more so by Jake's personal involvement with the beautiful heiress to a Greek shipping fortune and an ulterior agenda coming out of CIA headquarters. As the threats close in from all sides, Jake finds himself faced with a familiar choice: back off, or go on the offensive. His fate, and the fate of a nation, hang on his decision.