This book presents over 100 important opinion pieces from David R. Colburn and Senator Bob Graham, two of the most influential public figures in contemporary Florida, illustrating the power of civic engagement in tackling issues facing the nation.
An unparalleled two-hundred-year history of Florida’s highest office, this volume provides the first in-depth examination of all of Florida’s chief executives from the acquisition of Spanish Florida by the United States and the appointment of Andrew Jackson as the territory’s first governor in 1821 to the end of Rick Scott’s tenure in 2019.
Despite Florida’s current reputation as a swing state, there was a time when its Republicans were the underdogs against a Democratic powerhouse. This book tells the story of how the Republican Party of Florida became the influential force it is today.
Showing how “chaos candidate” Donald Trump scored critical victories in Florida in an election cycle that defied conventional political wisdom, this volume offers surprising insights into the 2016 Republican primary and presidential election.
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.
Representing half of the state’s population, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida is one of the busiest federal courts in the nation and has been at the center of major decisions for more than fifty years.