Miller Pope was born in South Carolina but spent most of his career during the “golden age of illustration” in the New York advertising and publishing world.

He was an illustrator for the Marine Corps’ legendary Leatherneck magazine and studied figure drawing at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington D.C. and at the Art Students League in New City. He was elected to the prestigious Society of Illustrators in 1957 as one of its youngest members.

He and his wife Helen moved south in the 1970s and developed “The Winds Resort” and “Sea Trail Plantation” on the Southeastern North Carolina Coast. Miller passed way in 2019, however, we are proud to offer his museum quality prints as well as all of his books here.

Miller has authored, illustrated, and published numerous books and created many fine paintings and prints reflecting his varied interests in historical and coastal themes.

Please see his books below.

To view Miller Pope’s Artworks – click here!

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  • $44.95

    Get both books for a discounted price! Order Ocean Isle Beach: A History and A Remembrance and Ocean Isle: Gem of the Atlantic for only $44.95.

    Ocean Isle Beach: A History and Remembrance

    New Hardcover Coffee Table Book Edition!

    This book is about an eight-mile barrier island on the Atlantic coast. It faces due south, on the same latitude as Los Angeles, California and Damascus, Syria. The island enjoys a mild climate and its oceanfront consists entirely of sandy beach. It wasn’t an island until 1934 when it was severed from the mainland by the construction of a section of the Intracoastal Waterway.  What is now Ocean Isle, slept in solitude for hundreds of years, disturbed only by a visit in 1791 of George Washington on his Southern Tour and by the U. S. Coast Guard’s mounted sailors who patrolled the island’s beach in WWll. In the 1920s, the long repose ended with an awakening by prohibition and the jazz age. Young flappers expended energy dancing the Charleston and imbibing bootlegged gin in Ocean Isle’s first commercial structure, a honky-tonk on the island’s welcoming beach.

    Ocean Isle Gem of the Atlantic Coast – Full Color Coffee Table Edition

    Escape to the sandy shores and salty air with a celebration of Ocean Isle Beach: The beauty of Ocean Isle’s beaches, marshes, canals & laid-back lifestyle in rich full-color photography. See the featured homes, parks, shops, and attractions of this hidden gem we know as Ocean Isle Beach, NC!

    Buy this hardcover, high quality, full-color coffee table edition and take home a piece of this treasured island and have the beach with you all year long!

  • $49.95

    A full history of Sunset Beach NC with stories from many of the “old timers” who were eye witnesses to events. Some are funny, some are shocking – all are fascinating. No true Sunset Beach Lover should be without this book!

    Sunset Beach A History is the second collaboration between Author/ Illustrator Miller Pope and celebrated novelist Jacqueline DeGroot. World renowned nature photographer Ken Buckner’s photos are used through out the book in addition to the photographs and illustrations of Miller Pope.

  • $29.95

    New Hardcover Coffee Table Book Edition!

    This book is about an eight-mile barrier island on the Atlantic coast. It faces due south, on the same latitude as Los Angeles, California and Damascus, Syria. The island enjoys a mild climate and its oceanfront consists entirely of sandy beach. It wasn’t an island until 1934 when it was severed from the mainland by the construction of a section of the Intracoastal Waterway.  What is now Ocean Isle, slept in solitude for hundreds of years, disturbed only by a visit in 1791 of George Washington on his Southern Tour and by the U. S. Coast Guard’s mounted sailors who patrolled the island’s beach in WWll. In the 1920s, the long repose ended with an awakening by prohibition and the jazz age. Young flappers expended energy dancing the Charleston and imbibing bootlegged gin in Ocean Isle’s first commercial structure, a honky-tonk on the island’s welcoming beach.

    Buy this book with Ocean Isle Beach Gem Of The Atlantic in our “Combo Pack” for just $44.95 – Save $9.95!

     

     

  • $24.95

    Ocean Isle Gem of the Atlantic Coast – Full Color Coffee Table Edition
    Escape to the sandy shores and salty air with a celebration of Ocean Isle Beach: The beauty of Ocean Isle’s beaches, marshes, canals & laid-back lifestyle in rich full color photography. See the featured homes, parks, shops and attractions of this hidden gem we know as Ocean Isle Beach, NC!

    Buy this hard cover, high quality, full-color coffee table edition and take home a piece of this treasured island and have the beach with you all year long!

    Also Available in Combination Pack with Ocean Isle: A History and A Remembrance – Click Here to Purchase both for $44.95

     

     

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    Relive the days when some of history’s most infamous pirates plagued the coasts of North and South Carolina. Pirates of the Carolinas features Pope’s full-color illustrations, with accompanying text describing the history and lore of pirates from the Golden Age to the present day.

  • $24.95

    Soft Cover – A Secret History Of Brunswick County – From the earliest days of European exploration to the golf courses and beach resorts in this fascinating and fast-growing region, Brunswick County has attracted settlers, invaders, and visitors of all descriptions.

    In these pages you’ll read about Steve Bonnet, the “Gentleman Pirate,” who hid his ships in Brunswick’s moss-draped creeks but unfortunately underestimated the ebbing tide; “Mrs. Calabash,” who’s said to have lent her name to the famous sign-off for Jimmy Durante’s classic radio shows; and Topsy the Elephant, who swam for the Brunswick riverbank after breaking loose from circus handlers in the 1920s.

    Follow the struggles and victories that shaped Brunswick County, from the first contact of Europeans with native Americans, to successive administrations of the Lords Proprietors, the royal governors, the British crown, and the leaders of a new nation—many at whom hailed from this small but influential corner of North Carolina. Discover Brunswick’s rich Civil War history, scenic roadways and waterways and current-day towns and townships.

    Tales of the Silver Coast, recounts the tales of privateers and plantation owners, politicians and Prohibition rum-runners and the many colorful people and diverse places of southeastern North Carolina.

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    Read all about the incredible lives of some of history’s most infamous pirates. In his latest pirate book Miller Pope recounts the exploits of these outlaws of the seven seas. Enjoy profiles of pirates through history.

    From the pirates at the dawn of civilization through the pirates of the middle ages and the most famous pirates of piracy’s golden age right through to the present day. .. this book tracks the infamous rogues of the seas.

    Each pirate ’s story features a unique illustration of the pirate. Other Pirates, Other Times: the past and future of piracy. A Roster of Infamy: a list of pirates and their vessels

  • $6.99

    Teach your children their abc’s while engaging them with a coloring book filled with pirate facts, vocabulary and great illustrations. This educational book is perfect for helping children learn and practice their abc’s!

  • $12.95

    A richly illustrated history of pirate’s ships through the ages. From the dawn of civilization through the pirate ships of the middle ages on through piracy’s golden age in the caribbean to the modern pirates of today this book covers all the ships of piracy through out the world down through the ages.

    It is reasonable to assume that pirate ships were the same as other ships of their historic period and place, except that they were more heavily armed and had more crew than ordinary ships.

    The early pirates no doubt acquired their ships in the same manner as most of their later brethren, by theft or capture.

    The captured or stolen ships were usually stripped of everything unnecessary to the evil purposes of the sea bandits. They were then equipped with maximum armament before setting out to seek plunder.

  • $19.95

    MILLER POPE’S BOOK OF PIRATES hard cover book features more than 150 of Pope’s full-color illustrations, with accompanying text describing the history and lore of pirates from the Golden Age to the present day.

    Pope, whose works have appeared on novel covers, in books, and in magazines such as Glamour, Seventeen, Blue Book, and Reader’s Digest, returns to a lifelong interest, with a volume that young and old fans of pirate tales will enjoy.

  • $16.95

    Miller Pope’s “Confessions of a MadMan: From Madison Avenue to Island Sands” is one of those rare, thoroughly entertaining autobiographies full of wit and wisdom, that works because, unlike many autobiographies, it isn’t about a celebrity or a politician, but about a regular guy who has lived life to the fullest and then some.

    In some respects, it’s a tale of two islands: Manhattan and a little place off the coast of North Carolina called Ocean Isle. But no man is an island, least of all Pope, and therefore the reader gets treated to many people, places and serendipitous happenings along the way in this story of an ad man with an adventurous life.

    First the title: As it suggests, Pope was what’s known in popular slang as a “Mad man”, like the character Roger Sterling played by John Slattery in the popular AMC show of the same name. The moniker isn’t necessarily a synonym for a crazy person, but comes from an abbreviation of Madison Avenue in New York City, an area where many high-powered advertising firms were and still are located, including some where Pope was employed as an illustrator.

    For those unfamiliar with the golden age of advertising in the 1960s, Pope gives us a peek into what it was like to run in circles with the rich and famous, and, after hours, hobnob with the likes of Joanne Woodward and Bob Hope, all told in the droll, understated humor of this self-described “hick from the hills of Tennessee.”

    As the reader travels through the pastiche of each chapter, one fact remains: This guy had a really good time at most everything he did. Because Pope’s life has been lived all over the map, so is his story. He jumps from early years to his stint in the Marines, from career to family travels. But in the style of a true raconteur, which he undoubtedly is, Pope’s ramblings are always entertaining.

  • $12.95

    Eric Wilson, while working on a post grad thesis in an old beach house on Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina is abruptly drawn into an international competition It’s a game, but it is not a game in the ordinary sense; there is no structure, no rules, just high stakes. The prize is money-lots of it. Among the he players are greedy monsters who think nothing of murdering anyone who stands in the way of victory.

    Eric knows nothing about the game, but he soon finds that his life is in mortal peril until Helen Troy, a stunningly beautiful private detective, saves him from sure torture and death. The courageous young couple is compelled by events to join forces and follow the twists and turns of the dangerous game.

    They discover that there are four players competing for great power and vast riches, but who are they? The passionate feelings Eric and Helen develop for each other soar to new heights as the story unfolds and they discover the identity of three competitors. The elusive forth player is finally unveiled in a showdown that includes blood and murder.