"Whitford delivers an enjoyable tale" — Publishers Weekly
My third-great-grandfather wrote our family lineage in a worn old copy of Robinson Crusoe. Adventure, literature, and history are in my blood. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by the intriguing past of the coastal North Carolina region that has been home to my family for centuries. How could I not be, with stories of intrepid explorers, Indian kings, and ordinary Bath town boys-turned-pirates–like that notorious sea rogue known as Blackbeard?