Planters, Pirates, and Patriots:
Historical Tales from the
South Carolina Grand Strand

by Rod Gragg

Planters, Pirates, and Patriots (Rutledge Hill Press)

Rutledge Hill Press (1994). 192pp. including index. 5.5 x 8.375 inches. Illustrated. Paperback. ISBN-10: 1-55853-293-5. ISBN-13: 978-1-55853-293-9.

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About the Book

Myrtle Beach is the center of a fifty-five-mile stretch of South Carolina coast known as the Grand Strand. Few regions in the nation can boast of a richer, more colorful history. Founding fathers, swaggering pirates, Revolutionary War heroes, bright and beautiful women, wealthy rice planters, determined settlers, all played a part in the remarkable history of this hugely popular southern resort. Planters, Pirates, and Patriots introduces the reader to this uniquely American region through fifteen unforgettable stories about fascinating figures from the past and sweeps across the history of the South Carolina Grand Strand.

About the Author

Rodd Gragg is a journalist and a historian. Among his published works are Confederate Goliath: The Battle of Fort Fisher; The Illustrated Confederate Reader; The Old West Quiz & Fact Book, and The Civil War Quiz & Fact Book. His books have been selections of the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club and have earned the Fletcher Pratt Award from the New York City Civil War Round Table and the Douglas Southall Freeman Award for History from the Sons of Confederate Veterans. He is executive editor of Pee Dee Magazine and lives in Conway, South Carolina.

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