Twenty Florida Pirates

Author: Kevin M McCarthy
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561649236
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Blackbeard, Jose Gaspar, Jean Lafitte—the names conjure up a romantic, swashbuckling figure with a black patch over one eye, a cutlass in his teeth, and a brace of pistols tucked into his waistband. Actors such as Errol Flynn did much to create that devil-may-care attitude glamorized on the silver screen, but in fact, real pirates were not so admirable; for the most part they were cruel, greedy, dastardly brigands, many of whom were slave traders or smugglers in addition to being pirates. Still, we continue to be fascinated by their lives and exploits, perhaps because they led such adventurous lives full of bravery, recklessness and daring. It is certainly more enjoyable— and safer—to read about pirates than to encounter one. This book chronicles the lives and times of 20 notable Florida pirates, from the English privateers of the 1500s to present-day drug smugglers and “yachtjackers." Pirates have always found easy prey in the seas around Florida; not only did the treasure-laden ships on their way back to Europe have to sail close to Florida's shores to catch the currents east, but the treacherous Florida Reef foundered many a ship, making easy pickings. Most of what we know about pirates comes from Navy records, newspaper accounts, or eyewitness statements from those whom the pirates spared. This book distills the most interesting facts from many sources into a book that will be enjoyed by anyone interested in a different perspective on Florida's history.
Twenty Florida Pirates
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Kevin M McCarthy
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-17 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Blackbeard, Jose Gaspar, Jean Lafitte—the names conjure up a romantic, swashbuckling figure with a black patch over one eye, a cutlass in his teeth, and a brace of pistols tucked into his waistband. Actors such as Errol Flynn did much to create that devil-may-care attitude glamorized on the silver screen,
Pirates of the Carolinas for Kids
Language: en
Pages: 71
Authors: Terrance Zepke
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-11-01 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

From Blackbeard to female pirates Anne Bonny and Mary Read, the stories behind some infamous buccaneers and their way of life are revealed. Learn why they became pirates and how they found their treasure. See what kinds of ships they sailed and how they talked. Then enjoy fun pirate activities
Pirates of the Carolinas
Language: en
Pages: 175
Authors: Terrance Zepke
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

Pirates of the Carolinas discusses thirteen of the most intriguing buccaneers in the history of piracy, including Henry Avery, Anne Bonny, Mary Read, Calico Jack, Stede Bonnet, and Captain Kidd. These men and women are all connected somehow to the Carolinas. In this new edition you'll find an all-new chapter
More Shipwrecks of Florida
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Steven Danforth Singer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-26 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

More Shipwrecks of Florida is a sequel to Shipwrecks of Florida, 2nd edition. This new book adds over 1,500 new shipwrecks and includes additional information on hundreds of previously listed shipwrecks, all organized by year. It also includes more GPS coordinates, as well as stories of pirates and privateers, wreckers,
Shipwrecks of Florida
Language: en
Pages: 399
Authors: Steven D. Singer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

Over 2,100 shipwrecks from the 16th century to the present; the most comprehensive listing now available. Wrecks are arranged primarily by geographical section of the state. Within sections, wrecks are arranged chronologically. Extensive and heavily illustrated appendices offer a wealth of information on topics of interest to divers and researchers