The heralded "definitive history" of Florida is now updated with 11 revised and 5 completely new chapters. No other book so fully or accurately captures the highs and lows, the grandeur and the craziness, the horrors and the glories of the past 500 years in the Land of Sunshine.
Praise for the previous edition:
"A major new history."--Miami Herald
"A jewel."--Tallahassee Democrat
"The standard reference."--Orlando Sentinel
"A welcome addition."--Pensacola News Journal
"As interesting as it is informative."--Naples Daily News
"Florida is as much a state of mind as it is a slice of land between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico. … Florida could become a place of civic texture if we understand its past. Professor Gannon’s book is a good place to begin."--St. Petersburg Times
"Incorporates much of the new scholarship that has appeared over the last twenty or so years, much of the best of it exploring the lives of African-Americans, Indians, and Florida’s common white folk. … For those interested in seeking out the multifaceted aspects of their native or adopted state, this is the place to start."--Tampa Tribune
Michael Gannon is a renowned scholar and writer known as the "dean of Florida historians." A versatile intellectual and a towering figure in his long career at the University of Florida, he has authored and edited numerous acclaimed histories. In 2010 he was honored as the winner of the inaugural Florida Lifetime Literary Achievement Award.
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Brings together the knowledge of more than 20 experts in Florida’s history and presents Florida’s role in the nation and hemisphere.-- St. Augustine Record
A solid political, economic, and military account.-- Journal of American History