The Crackers: The Legend of Jessie B. Tucker

The Crackers: The Legend of Jessie B. Tucker

by Michael Calhoun Tucker


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The Crackers: The Legend of Jessie B. Tucker by Michael Calhoun Tucker

For all readers who read and loved Patrick Smith's "A Land Remembered," THE CRACKERS" The Legend of Jessie B. Tucker, will reignite your love of old Florida and it's fascinating legends and history. You've read about how the west was won. This book is about how the wild and uninhabited middle of Florida was tamed! THE CRACKERS: The Legend of Jessie B. Tucker is a story about four families who fled Georgia during the civil war and headed south. Although this story is a fictional novel based on historic facts and family legends about the events that happened to Michael's ancestor, Jessie B. Tucker, it is not just a history of occurrences during and after the civil war. It is about the lives of these white families from Georgia that came crashing together with a band of Creek Indians. The subsequent meeting of Jessie B. Tucker and Two Worlds, the ancient shaman and spiritual leader of the Creek band, sparked the merging of whites and Indians that changed the Tucker clan and the lifestyle and landscape of Central Florida. Last but not least, this story is about the love that held these white and Creek families together. Against all odds, these unlikely partners prevailed to create a new life and help to launch the second largest cattle drive in the Union, leaving a legacy that lives on many generations later. Join Michael in this adventure of old Florida and some of the wonderful characters that just might have lived in this exciting chapter of Florida's beginnings. The Crackers, The Legend of Jessie B. Tucker, is the first novel in an exciting series of the adventures of the Tucker's extended family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517056001
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2015
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Michael Calhoun Tucker is an extraordinary storyteller! In this his first book "The Crackers, The Legend of Jessie B. Tucker," he weaves the historical facts about the family's legends and myths with his prowess as a fictional writer. Filling in the gaps lost to history Michael takes you on an adventure only he could create. Part fiction, part fact, completely entertaining, Jessie B. and his extended family are Michael's story as only a true Florida Cracker could tell it. Born and raised in rural central Florida he's lived and absorbed the very fabric of The Crackers. With his heritage of the Scots/Irish, and Creek Indians, he embodies the voice of his ancestors in this exciting novel. Entwined through his storytelling are lessons of the spirit and heart reflecting this complex man, and his unique style of writing. Now living in Naples, Fl. Michael is currently busy on his next novel in The Cracker series.

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