From Little River to Georgetown, the South Carolina Grand Strand—popularly known as the Myrtle Beach region—is only fifty-five miles long, yet few coastlines have a richer, more colorful history. Numbered among its parade of colorful characters are hardened explorers, seasoned woodsmen, remarkable women, famous soldiers, powerful politicians, men of violence, rich men, poor men, and gifted visionaries.
Planters, Pirates, and Patriots: Historial Tales from the South Carolina Grand Strand offers historical vignettes of the Grand Strand’s diverse array of heroes, smugglers, and settlers. This collection of historical tales proves that sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rod Gragg is the author of numerous works of history, including The Declaration of Independence, Lewis & Clark on the Trail of Discovery, Covered with Glory, Confederate Goliath, and The Civil War Quiz & Fact Book. His books have won the James I. Robertson Award, the Douglas Southall Freeman Award, the Jefferson Davis Medal, and the Fletcher Pratt Award and have been selected for the Book-of-the-Month Club, the History Book Club, and the Military History Book Club. A native of Conway, South Carolina, he earned his B.A. in journalism and M.A. in American history from the University of South Carolina. He and his family live on the South Carolina Grand Strand.
PLANTERS, PIRATES, AND PATRIOTS
Historical Tales from the South Carolina Grand Strand
By Rod Gragg
192 pp. 5½ x 8½
25 b/w photos 34 illus. 1 map Biblio. Index