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February 2000

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Capture of the Pirate, Blackbeard, 1718, Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, painted in 1920

A Fury from Hell—or Was He?

As underwater archaeologists pull artifacts from what may be the wreck of Blackbeard's flagship, historians raise new questions about the legendary pirate

Smithsonian

The End of the Road

Last of the Wild Buffalo

When Permafrost Isn't

Mind of the Raven: Investigations and Adventures with Wolf-Birds
Journal of Arnold Bennett

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