Fiery Red Hair, Emerald Green Eyes, and a Vicious Irish Temper.
Charles Town, South Carolina. The Year of our Lord 1755
It was rare for a woman, any woman, much less a silver-haired, 56-year-old woman, to own and manage a large plantation.
But then, Anne Cormac was a rare woman.
In addition to her other business and philanthropic enterprises, Anne Cormac owned and operated the highly successful Goose Creek Plantation—400 acres of prime farmland which produced fine, long-strand cotton, a substantial indigo crop, rice, fodder for the animals and vegetables for her household. Miss Anne, as she was known, was a fixture of Charles Town society. She was the money behind the local banks and factors who managed the trade through the Charles Town port. And she was the driving force in the development of Charles Town’s Cormac Theater, renowned for rivaling the finest theaters in England and staging the best Shakespearean productions in the New World.
While Anne Cormac began and ended her life with that particular name, it was the name she used in the in-between time for which she was, and is, most widely known. For in her impetuous youth, Anne Cormac was known as:
Anne Bonny, the world’s first female pirate.
This is her story. In her own words.
Ill Gotten Gain
Woe to the man who betrays. It would be better for him if he had never been born.
Thomas Edward Garrett is an outskirter among the social and political elite in his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, a fact that grates on his soul and claws at his mind. He is wealthy…enough. He is handsome…enough. He is well-connected…enough. He is acceptable…enough. But he fails to possess the one thing essential for full acceptance. He does not have a Charleston pedigree. Garrett’s life takes an unexpected turn when he discovers a treasure of unimaginable value. But among the artifacts in this incredible “find” is an unusual box that contains some very dangerous coins.
Suddenly, everything he desires – wealth, power, notoriety, celebrity, women – are his for the taking. And a very different power is clawing at Garrett’s mind.
The ILLUSTRATED AFRICAN ORPHANS COOKBOOK
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The Essential Automobile
Americans love their automobiles, but it wasn't always so. When the first cars rolled off the assembly line, they were considered by many to be dangerous and a disruption of society. But by the 1920s, the automobile had moved from a luxury item and curiosity, to an essential part of the lives of millions of Middle Class Americans. Author Ralph E. Jarrells takes readers on a journey through the fascinating history of the development of the automobile.