Hidden History of St. Augustine

Hidden History of St. Augustine

by Drew Sappington


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Hidden History of St. Augustine by Drew Sappington

With St. Augustine’s 450th anniversary comes this new collection of seldom-heard stories from the Ancient City’s past. Discover how a single guard boat thwarted a pirate fleet attack with a diversionary fife-and-drum performance and how the mere act of a Spanish ship captain lopping off the ear of a British merchant sparked the War of Jenkins’ Ear. From Spanish dons to barking Methodists and all the outrageous characters in between, master storyteller Drew Sappington entertains as he puts the story back in history through this fast and funny tour of Florida’s hidden past.

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ISBN-13: 9781609492236
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 03/29/2011
Pages: 141
Sales rank: 581,611
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Drew Sappington has worked a variety of odd jobs—at least they seemed odd to him. These include college professor, pest control guy, ward administrator in a mental hospital, researcher, bouncer at a teenage nightclub, fencer (hog-wire, not swords) and clinical psychologist. A member of the Tale Tellers of St. Augustine, he performs in theaters, at folk festivals and most anywhere people will sit still. He has published one textbook, forty articles in professional journals (including Psychological Bulletin and American Psychologist) and a few stories in publications that people actually read. He enjoys history and St. Augustine.

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