This is the definitive biography of a famous developer and fascinating entrepreneur. Born in Indiana, Carl Fisher helped build the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and headed promotion for the Indy 500. But these feats were only prologue to his grandest adventure, as primary developer and promoter of Miami Beach.
The Florida History and Culture SeriesEdited by Raymond Arsenault, University of South Florida, and Gary R. Mormino
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There are 49 books in this series.
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The architectural, military, environmental, and political history of a little-known Civil War outpost that was the most heavily armed coastal defense fort in United States history.
Sited on an island only four miles long and two miles wide, Key West has been fishing village, salvage yard, U.S. Navy base, cigar factory, hippie haven, gay enclave, cruise ship port-of-call, and more. Leaving no stone unturned, Kerstein reveals how Key West has changed dramatically over the years while holding on to the uniqueness that continues to attract tourists and new residents to the island.
Why is the manatee just as imperiled today as it was 40 years ago?
The story of Frank and Ivy Stranahan, two individuals who shaped the development of one of Florida's major urban centers.
Photos and letters from a Victorian gentlewoman
The decision to consolidate with surrounding Duval County began the transformation of this conservative, Deep South, backwater city into a prosperous, mainstream metropolis.
The first book devoted to the history of African Americans in south Florida and their pivotal role in the growth and development of Miami, Black Miami in the Twentieth Century traces their triumphs, drudgery, horrors, and courage during the first 100 years of the city's history. Firsthand accounts and over 130 photographs, many of them never published before, bring to life the proud heritage of Miami's black community.
Ditch of Dreams traces the long standing effort to build a canal across Florida.
Travel the back roads of Florida with the state's favorite columnist.