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Maximum Insight: Selected Columns by Bill Maxwell

Selected columns by the St. Petersburg Times writer, syndicated in over 200 papers nationwide, on topics ranging from race relations and individual responsibility, to education, politics, and a civil society.

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Up for Grabs: A Trip Through Time and Space in the Sunshine State

A wandering Floridian who made his way home in the early 1970s, John Rothchild writes about the state with the savvy of a native and the perspective of an outsider. His personal and historical travelogue reads alternately like a litany of 20th-century ills and a Monty Python rendering of the Great American Dream. In Florida, both versions are true.

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Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida

Illustrated guide to Central Florida for both tourists and residents written by a popular local radio arts announcer:

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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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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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The Christmas Eve Cookbook: With Tales of Nochebuena and Chanukah

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Al Burt's Florida: Snowbirds, Sand Castles, and Self-Rising Crackers

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Totch: A Life in the Everglades

Until he wrote this memoir--recollections from his childhood in the twenties that merge with reflections on a way of life dying at the hands of progress in the nineties--Totch had never read a book in his life. Still, his writing conveys the tension he experienced from trying to live off the land and within the laws of the land.