Browse by Subject: Florida

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Wild Florida: An Animal Odyssey

A captivating visual and narrative journey into the ecology of Florida’s animals, this book features brilliant wildlife photography and intimate storytelling that introduces the variety of species within the state.

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Once Upon a Time in Florida: Stories of Life in the Land of Promises

Curated from the archives of FORUM, the award-winning magazine of Florida Humanities, this anthology presents 50 often surprising and always intriguing stories of life in Florida by some of the nation’s most talented writers and scholars.

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Mickey and the Teamsters: A Fight for Fair Unions at Disney

A surprising tale of corruption alongside activism, this book reveals the little-known story of Teamsters Local 385, the union that represents the performers who play the iconic characters of Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Cinderella at Walt Disney World.

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Climate-Wise Landscaping: Practical Actions for a Sustainable Future, Second Edition

This book is packed with simple, practical steps for beautifying any landscape or garden, while helping protect the planet and the species that call it home. This book is the ideal tool for homeowners, gardeners, and landscape professionals who want to be part of the solution to climate change.

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Tom Petty's Dreamville: A Graphic Novel

This graphic novel of rock superstar Tom Petty recreates the beginnings of Petty’s music career. Bringing to life Petty’s hometown of Gainesville, Florida, in the 1960s and ’70s with illustrations that capture the era, Andre Frattino focuses on the struggles and successes Petty experienced in his journey to fame.

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The Making of Florida’s Universities: Public Higher Education at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

In this book, Carl Van Ness describes the formative years of higher education in Florida, comparing the trajectory to that of other states and putting it in context within the broader history and culture of the South.

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From Death Row to Freedom: The Struggle for Racial Justice in the Pitts-Lee Case

This book is an insider’s account of the case of Freddie Lee Pitts and Wilbert Lee, two Black men who were wrongfully charged and convicted of murder and sentenced to death during the civil rights era of the 1960s.

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100 Roses for the South Florida Garden

Illustrated with beautiful color photographs, this guide equips home gardeners and landscape professionals alike with the knowledge to successfully grow roses in the tropical climate of South Florida.

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Castles in the Sand: The Life and Times of Carl Graham Fisher

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.

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Janet Reno: A Life

The first full biography of former United States attorney general Janet Reno, this book examines the guiding forces that shaped Reno’s character, the trails blazed by Reno in her professional roles, and the lasting influence of Reno on American politics and society.