Browse by Subject: Florida

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Celebrating Florida: Works of Art from the Vickers Collection

This book illustrates in full color a generous selection of paintings, drawings, and prints by some of the world’s most significant artists who came to Florida from 1823 to 1950 to capture the “Sunshine State.” 

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Key West on the Edge: Inventing the Conch Republic

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.

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The Cuban Sandwich: A History in Layers

This book reveals the social history behind how the Cuban sandwich evolved from its origins in the midnight cafés of Havana to claim a spot on menus around the world.

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Manatee Insanity: Inside the War over Florida's Most Famous Endangered Species

Why is the manatee just as imperiled today as it was 40 years ago?

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The Stranahans of Fort Lauderdale: A Pioneer Family of New River

The story of Frank and Ivy Stranahan, two individuals who shaped the development of one of Florida's major urban centers.

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Marge and Julia: The Correspondence between Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Julia Scribner Bigham

Exploring the rich, enduring companionship shared by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and Julia Scribner Bigham through never-before-published letters, Marge and Julia provides a revelatory depiction of these two literary women’s experiences in mid-twentieth-century America.

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Citrus Growing in Florida, 5th Edition

This concise, comprehensive book combines the practical day-to-day aspects of citrus growing with underlying horticultural principles in a clear, easy to read style.

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Sunshine in the Dark: Florida in the Movies

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Dreams in the New Century: Instant Cities, Shattered Hopes, and Florida’s Turning Point

Eminent historian Gary Mormino illuminates early twenty-first-century Florida and its connections to some of the most significant events in contemporary American history, taking stock of a tumultuous decade of change and explaining the state’s social, cultural, and political intricacies.

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Adventures of a Transplanted Gardener: Advice for New Florida Gardeners

Ideal for gardeners new to Florida as well as residents who want to try their hands at gardening for the first time, this starter guide helps readers learn to grow plants in the state’s unique natural environment.