Pirates of the Florida Coast: Truths, Legends, and Myths

2022 FAPA President’s Book Award: Gold: Adult Education, Silver: Coffee Table Book, Bronze: Adult Non Fiction General, Bronze: Adult Cover Design

Florida has a long and rich history of pirates plundering its shores, cities, and shipping lanes. Tales of Florida pirates abound from Key West to Pensacola and from Miami to Jacksonville. But how much of it is true? Exaggerations of true pirate histories have been told and retold for centuries, giving rise to imaginary pirate heroes, and spawning sensational legends and myths.

Digging deep into the true history of piracy along the Florida coast, Robert Jacob has unearthed a treasure of information that reveals the truths, explains the legends, and identifies the myths about Florida Pirates from Sir Francis Drake to José Gaspar.

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