â€¦concise, insightful, and readable. St. Petersburg Times

 " Colburn places Florida's gubernatorial politics since 1940 in the context of the state's remarkable cultural, economic, and demographic transformation. Recommended. All level/libraries." Choice

 "His analysis and in-depth breakdown of the various gubernatorial contests from the 1940s through the present shed light on how Floridians not only chose their governors, but, more important, how power shifted from the Democrats to the Republican Party." "A useful resource for anyone interested in Florida's politics, both past and present." H-Net / H-Florida

 "Useful for specialists, general readers, and undergraduates." The Journal of Southern History

 "This is an impressive addition to the literature on Florida's history and politics." Tampa Bay History

 "Offers a compelling argument about Florida's political transformation." Georgia Historical Quarterly

 "The example of Florida as articulated in these two books provides some valuable insights into politics in other states." "Winsberg's analysis of demography, ethnicity, and religion in Florida provides an effective backdrop for Colburn's analysis of the changing structure of Florida politics." Political Geography vol.29