The Treasure of Tampa Bay Joe Reich

ISBN: 9781413783056

Published: October 3rd 2005

Paperback

208 pages


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The Treasure of Tampa Bay  by  Joe Reich

The Treasure of Tampa Bay by Joe Reich
October 3rd 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 208 pages | ISBN: 9781413783056 | 10.76 Mb

Tampa Bay is rich with history, and what better way to tell its story than to tie it all together through a historical novel? Through the eyes of the native Tocobagan Indians, we witness the landings of the Spanish conquistadors and the soldier JuanMoreTampa Bay is rich with history, and what better way to tell its story than to tie it all together through a historical novel? Through the eyes of the native Tocobagan Indians, we witness the landings of the Spanish conquistadors and the soldier Juan Ortiz who is left behind.

Along with his Indian wife Fair Breeze, their offspring become involved with the interests of the Cuban fishermen, the visits by both the British navy and Caribbean pirates, the arrival of American settlers and soldiers, the Civil War, Henry Plantas plan to industrialize the Bay, the railroad race, the cigar industry, Teddy Roosevelt and the Spanish-American War, the infamous sand merchants, Tony Janus and early American aviation around the Bay, World War II, Communism, the Cold War and the Space Age.

It also highlights the early competition between Tampa and St. Petersburg (Point Pinellas) regarding port construction. Everything revolves around the fortunes of a family that links the past to the present in a fashion that makes history come alive.



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