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Pirates, Privateers and Rebel Raiders of the North Carolina Coast, What is it in ourselves that finds something irresistibly fascinating about pirates -- even the real life variety? Professor Lindley Butler of Rockingham Community College in North Carolina profiles eight such scalawags in "Pirates, Privateers and Rebel Raiders of the North Carolina Coast." These dashing evildoers practiced their nefarious trades from the early 1700s up until the Civil War. Read about Blackbeard as well as Confederate raiders James Cooke and James Waddell. While this book does not romanticize the pirates, it is nonetheless interesting and entertaining reading.