James F. Kaserman
Gasparilla, Pirate Genius
February 12, 2019 Comments.. 108
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  • Title: Gasparilla, Pirate Genius
  • Author: James F. Kaserman
  • ISBN: 9781434383754
  • Page: 441
  • Format: Paperback
  • Gasparilla Pirate Genius There s a bit of pirate in all of us Two centuries ago the waters surrounding La Florida were filled with merchants, mercenaries, bootleggers, slave ships, brigantines and frigates from England, Spain and the young United States.d pirates The pirates were an early version of today s organized crime with leaders, a strict code of honor, and tGasparilla Pirate Genius There s a bit of pirate in all of us Two centuries ago the waters surrounding La Florida were filled with merchants, mercenaries, bootleggers, slave ships, brigantines and frigates from England, Spain and the young United States.d pirates The pirates were an early version of today s organized crime with leaders, a strict code of honor, and their own form of democratic government Legend has it that Gasparilla, the king of pirates, reigned in the Florida Keys and along Florida s west coast from Marco Island to Tampa Bay, hiding his female prisoners on Captiva Island until they could be ransomed First the Keys then the barrier islands along the Gulf Coast, the rivers and harbors were perfect locations for international outlaws to establish a base of operations Before he turned to piracy, the legendary story goes that Jose Gaspar was a young Spanish naval hero who became embittered by the corruption and brutality of the Spanish Crown Author James Kaserman develops the life of Gasparilla as a well educated and highly principled seaman who rises to the rank of admiral before his political enemies savagely destroy all that he loves Taking the name Gasparilla, his brilliant mind creates a democratic pirate confederacy, a fortress on Gasparilla Island and Cayo Pelau, designs his own ships, is unbeatable in battle, and establishes one of the most profitable business enterprises of all time In Gasparilla Pirate Genius, the times are rough, the murders are graphic and savage sex can be raw, revenge is vicious, and treatment of women, gentle or crude Kaserman introduces us to the wisdom of this legendary pirate, ideas that may help civilization in themillennium This is a story of POWER, ROMANCE, and TRAGEDY Best Florida Book 2001 Florida Publisher s Association President s Award An informative mixture of history and mythology that delves into Florida s romantic past Gene Landrum, Ph.D author and lecturer

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    1. James F. says:

      is a 46 chapter adult historical fiction novel that involves a mixture of history and the mythology of Gasparilla who ruled a confederacy of pirates, an early version of today's organized crime. THIS TITLE IS NOW BEING PUBLISHED BY AUTHORHOUSE @ 1-800-839-8640 and may be ordered either directly through them or through Ingram and/or Baker & Taylor books. What made Gasparilla unique was the use of educated leaders, a strict code of honor, and a truly democratic form of government. From 1784 un [...]

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