Browse by Subject: Florida

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River of the Golden Ibis

First published in 1973 in HRW's American River series, this Florida classic is an informal history of the Hillsborough River. In a narrative that is as exciting to read as it is historically compelling, Gloria Jahoda traces the Hillsborough River’s origin to prehistoric times, chronicles the arrivals of the conquistadores, the missionaries, and the marauders greedy for civilizing and for treasure, and points out how 20th-century ambitions threaten to destroy the environment as surely as earlier encroachment annihilated native peoples.

 

 

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Cassadaga: The South's Oldest Spiritualist Community

Tells the story of the south's oldest spirtualist community, Cassadaga, founded in central Florida over a century ago on the principle of continuous life, the idea that spirits of the dead commune with the living. This is the first serious work to examine

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Claude Pepper and Ed Ball: Politics, Purpose, and Power

Tells the story of the power struggle between Claude Pepper and Ed Ball in the 1900s that largely determined the future of Florida. Trustee of the duPont empire, Ed Ball was Florida's most powerful businessman. Pepper, a US senator, was a powerful New Dea

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100% Pure Florida Fiction

An anthology of the best new Florida fiction showcasing the work of 21 writers, including Frederick Barthelme, Alison Lurie, Jill McCorkle, Peter Meinke, and Joy Williams. The stories have in common a Florida setting,

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The Timucua Indians -- A Native American Detective Story

An interactive, hands-on introduction to the inhabitants of 16th-century Florida and the methods that archaeologists and historians use to study them. 47 "Detective Directives" invite kids to follow clues & conduct their own investigative activities:

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Going to Miami: Exiles, Tourists and Refugees in the New America

Journalist & former FSG editor David Rieff's first book captures the spirit of Miami, America's New Havana. Focusing on the Cuban exile population, Rieff explores Miami's Latinization since the '60s. He interviews the city's most influential Cuban leaders

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Contemplations of a Primal Mind

Essays from popular Native American author White Deer of Autumn on the theme of living in a primal, sacred relationship to the natural world. Emphasizing New Age and Native American spiritual themes, he shares oral tradition narratives

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Getting Naked with Harry Crews: Interviews

26 interviews conducted between 1972 and 1997 with novelist Harry Crews (author of 23 books) who discusses writing, literary influences, his fascination with so-called freaks, love of blood sports, and the impact of alcohol and drugs on his life and work.

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Idella Parker: From Reddick to Cross Creek

The further chronicles of Marjorie K. Rawlings' "Perfect Maid," who tells here of her early years as a young black school teacher, offers new stories of her 10 years with MKR, & details her experience of black life in rural central Florida since then.

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Surrounded on Three Sides

Hiaasenesque, classic reprint of a 1958 satire of the early days of Florida development. The protagonist, a NY City PR man seeking peace in Florida, uses his PR skills to "unsell" Florida & discourage tourists, investors, & developers away forever.