Drawing primarily from personal interviews, Susan MacManus recounts the stories of fifty-one trailblazers--the first minority men and women, both Democrat and Republican--who were elected or appointed to state legislative, executive, and judicial offices and to Congress since the 1960s.
Among the modernist architects who transformed postwar Florida into a laboratory of regionalist architecture, Alfred Browning Parker was an Iconoclast. He shared the conviction, common among young architects in Miami, that an authentic regional architecture had not yet been "invented." Inspired by the power of place and eager to innovate, Parker became a disciple of American traditions and the region's foremost organic architect.
Albert C. Hine, Don P. Chambers, Tonya D. Clayton, Mark R. Hafen, and Gary T. Mitchum
Sea Level Rise in Florida offers an in-depth examination of the rise and fall of sea levels in the past and the science behind the current data, both measured and projected. The authors also discuss ongoing and potential consequences for natural marine and coastal systems and how we can begin to plan strategically for the inevitable changes.
Discover the mermaids, alligators, underwater mountains, and glass-bottom and submarine boats of one of Florida’s most fascinating natural wonders! In this visual tour of the state’s five largest springs, collector-extraordinaire Tim Hollis brings together postcards, advertisements, brochures, signs, flyers, and souvenirs from the early days of these popular roadside attractions.
In the 1930s, the Federal Writers' Project paid Stetson Kennedy and Zora Neale Hurston, along with other lesser-known writers, to create driving tours of Florida. The FWP and the State of Florida jointly published the results as Florida: A Guide to the Southernmost State. In Backroads of Paradise, Cathy Salustri retraces the routes these writers traveled, bringing a modern eye to the historic tours.
Tells the story of how women led the fight for unprecedented changes in how the Sunshine State reveres its unique natural resources and set the foundation for this century's environmental agenda, which came to include the idea of sustainable development. As a collective force they forever altered how others saw women's roles in society.
Embark on a fresh and delicious culinary tour of coastal America! Shrimp Country invites readers to discover the southern shorelines from Texas to the Carolinas, savoring the region's sea air, salty characters, and succulent shrimp.
Mile Marker Zero tells the story of how a league of great American writers and artists found their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise.