• History

Florida's Past, Vol 2

People and Events That Shaped the State
Author: Gene M. Burnett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561647594
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 9756
Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. The first volume of collected essays from that series proved so popular among book readers that two more volumes have been published. Pineapple Press is now proud to make them available in paperback. Burnett's easygoing style and his sometimes surprising choice of topics make history good reading. Each volume divides Florida's people and events into Achievers and Pioneers, Villains and Characters, Heroes and Heroines, War and Peace, and Calamities and Social Turbulence. Read a chapter and you'll find you've gone on to read more. Read this volume and you'll find yourself looking for the next two. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series

    • History

Florida's Past

People and Events That Shaped the State
Author: Gene M. Burnett
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561641390
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 7869
Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. The first volume of collected essays from that series proved so popular among book readers that two more volumes have been published. Pineapple Press is now proud to make them available in paperback. Burnett's easygoing style and his sometimes surprising choice of topics make history good reading. Each volume divides Florida's people and events into Achievers and Pioneers, Villains and Characters, Heroes and Heroines, War and Peace, and Calamities and Social Turbulence. Read a chapter and you'll find you've gone on to read more. Read this volume and you'll find yourself looking for the next two. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series

    • History

Murder in the Tropics


Author: Stuart B. McIver
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561647632
Category: History
Page: 220
View: 2231
Here is the first statewide collection of true Florida murders, and, as the saying goes, truth is stranger than fiction. The Sunshine State has played host to a memorable and varied array of crimes of passion, greed, and revenge. In stories spanning from the 1860s to the 1990s, you will meet such varied characters as Lena Clarke, a killer with both her feet planted in a dozen bewildering worlds; Terry Jo, the Sea Waif; Chief Tigertail; the outlaw Ed Watson; Blue, the Enforcer; President Franklin Roosevelt; the Duke of Windsor; novelist Zora Neale Hurston; Lobster Boy; the Gulf Stream Pirate; Brother Gillette, a gentle Shaker who killed out of compassion; and Pensacola's Black Widow, a Spider Woman who killed without mercy. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series

    • Florida

History of Florida

Past and Present, Historical and Biographical
Author: Harry Gardner Cutler
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Florida
Page: N.A
View: 7476

    • History

Florida's Past, Vol 3

People and Events That Shaped the State
Author: Gene Burnett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561647608
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 5936
Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. The first volume of collected essays from that series proved so popular among book readers that two more volumes have been published. Pineapple Press is now proud to make them available in paperback. Burnett's easygoing style and his sometimes surprising choice of topics make history good reading. Each volume divides Florida's people and events into Achievers and Pioneers, Villains and Characters, Heroes and Heroines, War and Peace, and Calamities and Social Turbulence. Read a chapter and you'll find you've gone on to read more. Read this volume and you'll find yourself looking for the next two. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series

    • Fiction

13 Paranormal Investigations Into Central Florida's Unknown


Author: Jason Moose
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 142696868X
Category: Fiction
Page: 84
View: 5233
My desire to do paranormal investigations in Central Florida was not to embellish or damage the reputations of the establishments in which I visited, but rather shed new light on the folklore and mystery that surrounds them. All of my investigations are practiced without prejudice and with good moral logic. Assisting me were tools of the latest technology in uncovering electronic voice phenomena, electromagnetic fields, and photography. But be advised that "soul searching" is not For The weak hearted or the ill willed. Spirits are both benevolent and evil in nature, and could prove to be unpredictable at times.

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered


Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642243
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 4422
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • Fiction

Florida


Author: Lauren Groff
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698405145
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 8203
FINALIST FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD The universally acclaimed return of the New York Times bestselling author of Fates and Furies. "Restorative fiction for these urgent times." (The New York Times) "Outstanding." (The Boston Globe) "Marvelous." (The Economist) "Gorgeously weird and limber." (The New Yorker) "Easily the year's best story collection." (Vogue) "Groff's gifts as a writer just keep soaring higher and higher.” (NPR’s Fresh Air) Florida is a "superlative" book (Boston Globe), "frequently funny" (San Francisco Chronicle), "brooding, inventive and often moving" (NPR Fresh Air) --as Groff is recognized as "Florida's unofficial poet laureate, as Joan Didion was for California." (Washington Post) In her thrilling new book, Lauren Groff brings the reader into a physical world that is at once domestic and wild—a place where the hazards of the natural world lie waiting to pounce, yet the greatest threats and mysteries are still of an emotional, psychological nature. A family retreat can be derailed by a prowling panther, or by a sexual secret. Among those navigating this place are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character—a steely and conflicted wife and mother. The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida—its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind—becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury—the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement.

    • History

Florida's Past, Vol 1

People and Events That Shaped the State
Author: Gene Burnett
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1561647586
Category: History
Page: 280
View: 9569
Virtually every month for fourteen years, Gene Burnett wrote a history piece under the title "Florida's Past" for Florida Trend, Florida's respected magazine of business and finance. This first volume of collected essays from that series proved so popular among book readers that two more volumes have been published. Pineapple Press is now proud to make them available in paperback. Burnett's easygoing style and his sometimes surprising choice of topics make history good reading. Each volume divides Florida's people and events into Achievers and Pioneers, Villains and Characters, Heroes and Heroines, War and Peace, and Calamities and Social Turbulence. Read a chapter and you'll find you've gone on to read more. Read this volume and you'll find yourself looking for the next two. Next in series > > See all of the books in this series

    • Nature

Environments of South Florida

present and past
Author: Patrick J. Gleason
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 452
View: 7213

Florida One Tank Trips Volume 1

50 Nifty Places You Can Visit on One Tank of Gas
Author: Mike Miller
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537622200
Category:
Page: 108
View: 2594
Florida One Tank Trips Volume 1 features 50 destinations that can be reached by car on one tank of gas from cities in Florida's 8 geograpchical regions. Some of the destinations are free parks and other attractions; others charge modest admission fees. The book tells you about the fees, operating hours, address, phone number, website, and also includes a location map for each destination.

    • Fiction

Florida Straits


Author: Laurence Shames
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781508405054
Category: Fiction
Page: 310
View: 4573
"People go to Key West for lots of different reasons. Joey Goldman went there to become a gangster..." So begins this classic Key West caper, the hilarious and touching book that launched a much-loved series and introduced the world to Bert the Shirt and his chihuahua Don Giovanni, two of the most unforgettable characters in contemporary fiction. Joey, the illegitimate son of a major NY mafioso, decides to break away from a decidedly unpromising future in the old neighborhood of Queens. But will the old neighborhood and the Family let him go in peace? Not if knucklehead half-brother Gino has anything to say about it. As Joey is finally establishing his new life in sunny Florida, Gino involves him in a disastrous scam featuring a boatload of stolen emeralds and several squads of very nasty thugs. Finding within himself resources of smarts and courage he never knew he had, Joey beats long odds and muddles through to a brilliant solution to the problems dumped on him by Gino. Cleverly plotted, enlivened by pitch-perfect dialogue, FLORIDA STRAITS is a completely satisfying mystery, but it's more than that as well. Think of it as a fish-out-of-water coming-of-age novel, a comedy of very bad manners with an unlikely hero you will root for from page one.

Perspectives from the Past

Primary Sources in Western Civilizations
Author: James M Bophy
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393265392
Category:
Page: 537
View: 5597
Placing value in perspective a rich primary source collection at a truly exceptional value."

    • History

The Confederate Army 1861–65 (2)

Florida, Alabama & Georgia
Author: Ron Field
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
ISBN: 9781841768502
Category: History
Page: 48
View: 2773
The common image of the Confederate Army during the Civil War (1861-1865) is dominated by a limited number of early photographs of officers and men wearing the gray and butternut associated with the CS regulations and quartermaster issues. This sequence of books examines a much wider field: the original uniforms of the state and volunteer companies which were brought together to form the Confederate field armies, and the continuing efforts to clothe troops as wear-and-tear gradually reduced the originally wide range of uniforms. A mass of information from contemporary documents is illustrated with rare photographs and meticulous color reconstructions.

    • Fiction

Hurricane Road

A Novel of Cuba, the Florida Frontier, and the Spanish American War
Author: Roger C. Horton
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502725899
Category: Fiction
Page: 450
View: 2336
Hurricane Road is the first novel in the series of that name. It's a story of Cuba, and the Florida frontier, during the years of the second Cuban insurrection, and the Spanish American War. Cuba at the turn of the century was a developed colony of Spain, with a mature culture. Florida was rough and raw, with little development in the southern half of the State, and it was a wild and often dangerous place. Florida and the SE were bound to Cuba and the Bahamas through family, economics, and politics. The sea was the major means of commerce and of transit. Anyone, can read the history of a time and place. They can learn dates and facts, but are often left with no real sense of the people who's lives flowed within that history. What makes it live for the reader, is experencing loves, fears and hates, knowing the ambitions and challenges of those who were there. These novels, this series was written to put you there: eyes, ears and emotions, so through the characters, win or lose, in joy or suffering, you will know it as if you had lived it. In this first book of the series, a young man and woman, each out of step with the cultures they were born to, meet, join and struggle to survive the great storms of man and nature. It is a tale of gun running, war, and commerce, of treasure and an unlikely love in a turbulent time. It's a non-stop adventure on land and sea, and a story that will stay with you long after the last page is read.


    • Science

The Biology of Sea Turtles


Author: Peter L. Lutz,John A. Musick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351411284
Category: Science
Page: 446
View: 1357
Sea turtles have existed for millions of years, making them fascinating subjects of study. In the last 20 years, the science of sea turtle biology has expanded at an exponential rate, leading to major advances in many areas. This book synthesizes the results of these advances and focuses on how these endangered marine reptiles operate in, adapt to, and are dependent upon particular features of their marine environment. New technology in data gathering, such as DNA analyses, remote sensing, and physiological monitoring techniques, has led to a much greater understanding of the biology of the sea turtle at all stages of their life history.

    • Altamonte Springs (Fla.)

CitrusLAND

Altamonte Springs of Florida
Author: Richard Lee Cronin
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781499526776
Category: Altamonte Springs (Fla.)
Page: 102
View: 7662
73 families resided in Town of Altamonte Springs in 1930. Fifty years prior, the town of SNOWVILLE was founded on land where patrons of ALTAMONTE Mall currently park. After 50 years, Altamonte Springs had only added 72 families? A former prisoner of the Civil War, a Citrus farmer, and town founder, Edgar J. SNOW resided on 160 acres that extended east to enchanting LAKE ADELAIDE, a spring-fed lake he named for his wife. Across this spring-fed lake was George SUSSY's citrus grove. George was also a former prisoner of the Civil War. Sussy did not establish a town, but a portion of his farm is today the busy intersection of 436 and Maitland Avenue. Neither SNOW nor SUSSY came from New England. Neither were Boston Capitalists, a vague title often assigned to the founders of Altamonte Springs. Sworn enemies in 1861, Snow and Sussy were both imprisoned in 1864, each sent to the worst prison camps Union and Confederate Armies had to offer, and then in 1880, they were neighbors. Central Florida brought Union and Confederates together as neighbors, assisting in the healing a war-torn nation. Central Florida transformed retired warriors into civic leaders, business partners, and over time, friends. A Snow - Sussy story can be found throughout Central Florida, and yet nowhere was this historic account more prevalent than in Orange County's highlands region - modern day Seminole County. Altamont; Altamonte; Hoosier and Shepherd Springs; Palm Springs and Sanlando, each play a fascinating role in a history that culminates with Altamonte Springs. The amazing people were real, their inspiring stories accurate. A History of Altamonte Springs, Florida includes 44 Exhibits and a supporting bibliography of 350 references. Central Florida's story is the second home of America's Proud History! Central Florida's story has always fascinated me. Since arriving in these parts in the early 70's, I've been teased by how little is truly known about an abundance of history that stares us in the face daily. Where is Forest City and Palm Springs? If Altamonte Springs got its name from a spring in Lake Adelaide, who named Lake Adelaide? What was Clarcona? Why was Orlando named for person's first name? Hundreds of Central Florida town names date to the 19th Century, and yet the 1900 Census reports fewer than 15,000 people lived in all of Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties. So many tantalizing questions, so little substantial information. I set out on a mission to learn of the REAL history of Central Florida. That mission had to include learning of that enchanting gazebo sitting on the banks of charming Lake Adelaide. Who put it there? Who named the lake? Why does the sketch beg for the telling of a love story? CENTRAL FLORIDA: SECOND HOME OF AMERICA'S PROUD HISTORY!

    • Nature

Reef Creature Identification

Florida, Caribbean, Bahamas
Author: Paul Humann,Ned DeLoach
Publisher: New World Publications Incorporated
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 420
View: 7861
"The most comprehensive photographic field guide ever compiled for the visualidentification of marine invertebrates of Florida, the Bahamas and Caribbean." Back Cover.

    • Florida

Lake Morality


Author: Dawn Lee McKenna
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780998666921
Category: Florida
Page: 264
View: 7968
People get up to all kinds of mischief out at Lake Morality.When Kristen Morgan abandoned her baby girl in a locked car, Lt. Maggie Redmond was angry. Though the baby was uninjured, things could have been much worse.When the mother¿s body is found two days later, in a lake far outside town on the road to the county prison, Maggie suddenly has more than child endangerment or a missing person on her hands.Kristen Morgan¿s family and doctor say that she was depressed and possibly not taking her medication, and that she¿d talked about suicide in the past, but Maggie and her fiancé, former Sheriff Wyatt Hamilton, aren¿t convinced.When evidence of homicide surfaces, Maggie must discover who wanted a young mother dead, and why.The greatly-anticipated 8th book in the Forgotten Coast Florida Suspense series has plenty of page-turning action and suspense, along with its trademark coastal atmosphere, rich characterization and dry humor.