A Land Remembered

A Novel
Author: Patrick Smith
Publisher: Paw Prints
ISBN: 9781442062115
Category:
Page: 235
View: 7111
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642243
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 1525
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561642236
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
View: 9245
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • Fiction

Forever Island


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393355241
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 1975

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561645397
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 404
View: 6886
A Land Remembered has been ranked #1 Best Florida Book eight times in annual polls conducted by Florida Monthly Magazine. In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. The sweeping story that emerges is a rich, rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable Crackers battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp. But their most formidable adversary turns out to be greed, including finally their own. Love and tenderness are here too: the hopes and passions of each new generation, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and respect for the land and its wildlife. A Land Remembered was winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize as the Most Outstanding Florida Historical Novel. Now in its 14th hardcover printing, it has been in print since 1984 and is also available in trade paperback.


    • Education

A Land Remembered


Author: Patrick Smith,Tillie Newhart,Mary Lee Powell
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561642282
Category: Education
Page: 64
View: 2561
In this best-selling novel, Patrick Smith tells the story of three generations of the MacIveys, a Florida family who battle the hardships of the frontier to rise from a dirt-poor Cracker life to the wealth and standing of real estate tycoons. The story opens in 1858, when Tobias MacIvey arrives in the Florida wilderness to start a new life with his wife and infant son, and ends two generations later in 1968 with Solomon MacIvey, who realizes that the land has been exploited far beyond human need. The sweeping story that emerges is a rich, rugged Florida history featuring a memorable cast of crusty, indomitable Crackers battling wild animals, rustlers, Confederate deserters, mosquitoes, starvation, hurricanes, and freezes to carve a kingdom out of the swamp. But their most formidable adversary turns out to be greed, including finally their own. Love and tenderness are here too: the hopes and passions of each new generation, friendships with the persecuted blacks and Indians, and respect for the land and its wildlife. Patrick Smith's novel is now available for young readers. A teacher's manual is available for using A Land Remembered to teach language arts, social studies, and science coordinated with the Sunshine State Standards of the Florida Department of Education.

    • Fiction

Angel City


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561645419
Category: Fiction
Page: 184
View: 5644
After leaving their failed farm in West Virginia, Jared Teeter and his family make their way to Florida, with dreams of fishing, going to the beach, and running their own roadside produce stand. What they find instead is a nightmare in a migrant labor camp, where they become the indentured servants of a soulless crew chief and his mindless henchmen. Vacillating between hope and despair, Jared must stay alert—and alive—to rescue his own family and the prisoners around him from a life of continued degradation. In the year before he wrote Angel City, Patrick Smith did what he called “physical research," disguising himself and joining migrant crews as they picked whatever vegetable was in season. He mentally recorded the events he encountered and wrote the novel is just a few weeks. His reason for writing Angel City? “The first step toward eliminating injustice is to expose it," he said. Angel City was made into a TV movie in 1980.

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Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783060329526
Category:
Page: 134
View: 3565

    • Fiction

The River Is Home


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple PressInc
ISBN: 9781561645664
Category: Fiction
Page: 217
View: 2636
The River Is Home revolves around a Mississippi family's struggle to cope with changes in their rural environment. It is the story of Skeeter, a young boy growing up in a family poor in material goods but rich in the appreciation of their natural surroundings. The river they live on is the source of life—and death.

    • Fiction

Allapattah


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561645427
Category: Fiction
Page: 202
View: 8655
Twenty-five-year-old Seminole Toby Tiger lives in despair in the Florida Everglades. He loves the land and everything that exists in the natural world: the deer and egrets, turtles and herons, cypress trees and sawgrass, ponds and marshes, and, most of all, Allapattah, the crocodile. He watches helplessly as the white man imposes his will on the Seminoles, forcing them either to conform or to eke out a living wrestling alligators and carving trinkets for tourists. According to Toby, the whites “destroy all that they touch." Toby refuses to bend to the white man's will and fights back the only way he knows how. He becomes Allapattah, a creature that earns his respect and protection.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Look away! Dixie Land remembered


Author: Marion Cyrenus Blackman
Publisher: McCall Pub. Co
ISBN: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 214
View: 3321

    • Social Science

The Remembered Land

Surviving Sea-level Rise after the Last Ice Age
Author: Jim Leary
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474245927
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 3094
How did small-scale societies in the past experience and respond to sea-level rise? What happened when their dwellings, hunting grounds and ancestral lands were lost under an advancing tide? This book asks these questions in relation to the hunter-gatherer inhabitants of a lost prehistoric land; a land that became entirely inundated and now lies beneath the North Sea. It seeks to understand how these people viewed and responded to their changing environment, suggesting that people were not struggling against nature, but simply getting on with life Â? with all its trials and hardships, satisfactions and pleasures, and with a multitude of choices available. At the same time, this loss of land Â? the loss of places and familiar locales where myths were created and identities formed Â? would have profoundly affected people's sense of being. This book moves beyond the static approach normally applied to environmental change in the past to capture its nuances. Through this, a richer and more complex story of past sea-level rise develops; a story that may just have resonance for us today.

    • Fiction

The Ballad of Ayesha


Author: Anisul Hoque,Inam Ahmed
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9352778960
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 3971
Dhaka. 2 October 1977. A military coup is thwarted, but the exact sequence of events is shrouded in mystery. Soon after, Ayesha Begum, recovering from the birth of her second child, receives a letter from the air force stating that her husband Joynal Abedin has been sentenced to death, convicted of insurgency. But has the verdict been carried out? If it was, when and where was he executed? If he was indeed hanged, what has happened to his body? Trying to find answers to these questions, Ayesha embarks on a long and arduous quest to search for her husband, reminiscent of Behula's epic journey in her effort to resurrect her dead husband Lakhinder in the Bengali folktale Manashamangal. Set against the backdrop of a raging famine, political assassinations and coups that took Bangladesh by storm right after its independence in 1971, Anisul Hoque's The Ballad of Ayesha is as much a story of the newly created nation as it is the story of its people.

    • Merchant mariners

The Seas That Mourn


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781500990480
Category: Merchant mariners
Page: 288
View: 8912
In 1942 alone, German U-Boats sank almost four million gross registered tons of Allied ships convoying goods and war supplies to the war ravaged European continent, Britain and North Africa. That same year, college student Jimmy Kindall, who longs for adventure, leaves his small Mississippi town to join the Merchant Marine. He soon finds he is drawn to the excitement and camaraderie on his Liberty ship the SS Juniper Springs and easily slips into the sailor's life. However, it isn't long that he discovers that supplying the troops in unprotected waters exposes him to some of the fiercest battles in WWII, testing not only his grit and courage, but his sanity as well. The Seas That Mourn, written by the author of A Land Remembered, is a riveting story of the unsung heroes who navigated dangerous waters and perilous conditions to provide American and Allied troops with critical supplies of ammunition, fuel and goods. These sailors, often overlooked and even belittled for their service, were key in turning the tide of the war. "In The Seas That Mourn, Patrick Smith does for the Merchant Marine what his previous novels have done for Florida Crackers. Flourishing his decency and humanity, as always, he has come through with another fine book for Smith collectors." Al Burt, Former Miami Herald Columnist & Award Winning Author "A Land Remembered for the high seas. Once again, Patrick Smith is back. This time, though, he has taken to the high seas in a novel based on his experiences with the merchant marine during WWII. This heartfelt work shows that Patrick Smith is a novelist who is never off his game." - Barnes and Noble site

    • Biography & Autobiography

Kate Remembered


Author: A. Scott Berg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101497343
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
View: 3267
For seven decades Katharine Hepburn played a leading role in the popular culture of the twentieth century - reigning as an admired actress, a beloved movie star, and a treasured icon of the modern American woman. She also remained one of the most private of all the public figures of her time. In 1983 - at the age of seventy-five, her career cresting - the four-time Academy Award winner opened the door to biographer A. Scott Berg - then thirty-three - and began a special friendship, one that endured to the end of her illustrious life. From the start, Scott Berg felt that Katharine Hepburn intended his role to be not just that of a friend but also of a chronicler, a confidant who might record for posterity her thoughts and feelings. Over the next twenty years, Kate used their many hours together to reveal all that came to mind, often reflecting on the people and episodes of her past, occasionally on the meaning of life. Here are the stories from those countless intimate conversations, and much more. In addition to recording heretofore untold biographical details of her entire phenomenal career and her famous relationships with such men as Spencer Tracy and Howard Hughes, Kate Remembered also tells the amusing, often emotional story of one of the most touching friendships in her final years. Scott Berg provides his own memories of Katharine Hepburn offstage - quiet dinners in her town house in New York City, winter swims (she swam, he watched) in the Long Island Sound at Fenwick, her home in Connecticut, weekend visits with family members and dear friends...even some unusual appearances by the likes of Michael Jackson and Warren Beatty. Finally, Kate Remembered discusses the legendary actress's moving farewell, during which her mighty personality surrendered at last to her failing body - all the while remaining true to her courageous character. Kate Remembered is a book about love and friendship, family and career, Hollywood and Broadway - all punctuated by unforgettable lessons from an extraordinary life.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Jacob Summerlin

King of the Crackers
Author: Joe A. Akerman,J. Mark Akerman
Publisher: Florida Historical Society Press
ISBN: 9781886104167
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 144
View: 2388
In this brief biography, Joe and Mark Akerman manage to capture the essence of Jake Summerlin's life and the broader scope of Florida history.

    • Science fiction

The War of the Worlds


Author: Herbert George Wells
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Science fiction
Page: 288
View: 2338
H.G. Wells's hugely influential book tracks the exploits of a writer who struggles to survive an alien invasion of Victorian England. After seeing the monstrous Martians firsthand, the narrator attempts to evade their destructive mechanized vehicles and must stay on the run to avoid detection. As he meets other desperate humans, he becomes increasingly pessimistic about any chance of survival. The novel stands as a major milestone in science-fiction literature, inspiring legions of subsequent writers and an endless array of hostile-alien scenarios.

    • Short stories, American

A White Deer and Other Stories


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780976550990
Category: Short stories, American
Page: 104
View: 3362
This is a collection of six short stories and a poem. The short stories were written throughout Smith's writing career, going back as far as the 1960's. Reading them, you can see him developing the literary style for which he later became famous. They are a delightful trip back into the deep South. The poem was written when he was 16 years old. A White Deer And Other Stories is edited and published by Patrick Smith's son, Rick (Patrick, Jr.)