• History


Gator Hunters, Moonshiners, and Skiffers
Author: Glen Simmons,Laura Ogden
Publisher: Florida History and Culture (P
ISBN: 9780813035550
Category: History
Page: 197
View: 775
"An homage to the rugged 'swamp rats' who were largely overlooked or scorned by the region's historians, naturalists, and adventurers."--Miami Herald "Documents an aspect of Florida history and culture of which far too little has been written. . . . [Gladesmen] is alive with South Florida history and spiced with Simmons' understated humor and world view."--Folk Winds "Contains interesting tales of outlaws, moonshiners and other characters--some who lived on the edge of right and wrong--and roamed the inhospitable backcountry prairies of soft muck and massive mosquitoes."--South Dade News Leader "We Floridians sometimes . . . long for the simple life of pioneers and wonder how we would manage 'living off the land.' This book serves as a slap in the face of such fantasy."--St. Petersburg Times "Simmons tells us that he is no hero, but he is the stuff of Daniel Boone, Davey Crockett, Jim Bridger, and Alfred Wallace."--Florida Frontier Gazette "Simmons is Florida's answer to Huckleberry Finn."--Georgia Historical Quarterly

The Gladesman

Author: Delight Youngs
Publisher: N.A
Page: 338
View: 6269

    • Biography & Autobiography

Everglades Patrol

Author: Tom Shirley
Publisher: University Press of Florida
ISBN: 9780813064888
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 296
View: 6604

    • Electronic books


People, Gators, and Mangroves Entangled in the Everglades
Author: Laura Ogden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780816677023
Category: Electronic books
Page: 204
View: 9661
Alligator hunters, mangroves, and the (mis)adventures of the Ashley Gang in the Florida Everglades.

    • Social Science

Crackers in the Glade

Life and Times in the Old Everglades
Author: Rob Storter
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820330433
Category: Social Science
Page: 127
View: 3338
A visually stunning account of bygone days in the Everglades transports readers to the remote, half-wild frontier of southwest Florida in the early part of the twentieth century. Reprint.

    • History

Everglades Lawmen

True Stories of Danger and Adventure in the Glades
Author: Jim Huffstodt
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 1561641928
Category: History
Page: 243
View: 7078
"A series of true tales relating the exploits and adventures of Everglades game wardens from 1951 through 1998"--Page x.

    • Biography & Autobiography


A Life in the Everglades
Author: Loren G. Brown
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813012285
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 269
View: 2581
The author relates his family's history of surviving on the edge of poverty on the outskirts of the Florida Everglades

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Corpse Had a Familiar Face

Author: Edna Buchanan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439141142
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 388
View: 5507
A re-release of a classic work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cold Case Squad details events from her eighteen years of writing for The Miami Herald, from a father who murdered his comatose toddler to a Haitian who was knitted to death in a Hialeah factory. Reprint.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Mile Marker Zero

The Moveable Feast of Key West
Author: William McKeen
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307592049
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 5688
True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America’s southernmost city For Hemingway and Fitzgerald, there was Paris in the twenties. For others, later, there was Greenwich Village, Big Sur, and Woodstock. But for an even later generation—one defined by the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson—there was another moveable feast: KeyWest, Florida. The small town on the two-by-four-mile island has long been an artistic haven, a wild refuge for people of all persuasions, and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers. Some of the artists went there to be literary he-men. Some went to re-create themselves. Others just went to disappear—and succeeded. No matter what inspired the trip, Key West in the seventies was the right place at the right time, where and when an astonishing collection of artists wove a web of creative inspiration. Mile Marker Zero tells the story of how these writers and artists found their identities in Key West and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise. Unlike the “Lost Generation” of Paris in the twenties, we have a generation that invented, reinvented, and found itself at the unending cocktail party at the end—and the beginning—of America’s highway. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Animals

Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition

Everglades to Okefenokee
Author: Carlton Ward,Mallory Lykes Dimmitt,Joe Guthrie,Elam Stoltzfus
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780982639627
Category: Animals
Page: 160
View: 8367
"The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition shows the world that beyond beaches and theme parks, the heart of Florida is still wild--and can still be saved. In 2012, four explorers enter the Everglades and, 100 days later, reach the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. They paddle, peddle and hike more than 1,000 miles up the spine of Florida to call attention to this remaining natural corridor so essential to the survival of wildlife and to the well-being of Florida's ever-growing population. Stunning photographs by Carlton Ward Jr and essays by fellow explorers bring the story to life in vivid detail. Travel with them to discover the rivers, swamps, prairies, springs and forests, along with private cattle ranches and timberlands, which unite to form the corridor. Learn about wide-ranging wildlife like the Florida black bear and Florida panther and meet the gladesmen, cowboys and other heroes who work to protect the corridor for us all. The Florida Wildlife Corridor project is a collaborative vision to connect remaining natural lands, waters, working farms and ranches from the Everglades to Georgia, protecting a functional ecological corridor for the health of people and wildlife. The Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition, led by photographer Carlton Ward Jr, biologist Joe Guthrie, conservationist Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and filmmaker Elam Stoltzfus, was a 100 day, 1000 mile trek in early 2012 that explored the last remaining natural path through the length of the Florida peninsula. The journey will be featured in a film to debut nationally on Public Television in April, 2013" -- Amazon.com.

    • History

Tales of Old Florida

Author: Frank Oppel
Publisher: Castle Books
ISBN: 9781555212254
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 5589
One hundred years ago, Florida was a wilderness of swamp and beach, dense forest and abundant wild game. Undiscovered, except for a few pioneer sportsmen and hearty farmers and ranchers, the state was still a frontier. True, a few towns flourished on the fishing and the Caribbean trade, but it was generally a sleepy place, far removed from the later boom of the 1920s. Here is a collection of original articles and stories of the old Florida, of hunters and Indians, the development of the sportsman's paradise, the vast canvas of nature prior to the coming of the condominium. Illustrated with rare drawings, photographs and engravings, this book will recreate a paradise that can never be again.

    • Fiction

Lord of the Glades

Author: Morgan Fitzsimons
Publisher: Fitztown
ISBN: 1448665663
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
View: 2673
Decathla is threatened by a fast spreading evil from the depths of Erishkigal. Arawn rules his dark domain, spawning twisted creatures from the Deep to fight for his cause. A single light shines in the dark. Lilith the Light Bearer is the last defence against the power of Arawn, the Lord of Belgatan. Faye, a headstrong Knight of Savarin, fights to unite the realms of Decathla. She is determined to see her sister's plans for peace become reality. Her life is thrown into chaos the day she meets the Lord of the Glades and her journey to save her world begins. Tiernan is a warrior and a leader of a strong, proud people. Gladesmen fight for their own and their women take care of their holdings. When Faye of Savarin comes to Belvale to ask for an alliance between their people, he is faced with a decision that will change his life and the fate of Decathla.

    • History

The Everglades

Author: Robert S. Carr,Timothy A. Harrington
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738591270
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 3419
The Everglades once blanketed a quarter of Florida. Stretching from Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, its saw grass prairies, mangrove swamps, and hammocks were home to a profusion of animals, plants, and prehistoric Native Americans, as well as Seminoles, Miccosukees, and Gladesmen of historic times. In 1904, Napoleon Bonaparte Broward ran for Florida governor with the political platform of creating farmland by dredging the Everglades and spilling its water into the ocean. By 1914, this spectacular natural feature was on the verge of destruction, and environmentalist May Mann Jennings led a grassroots movement to preserve Royal Palm Hammock. In the 1930s, Ernest Coe and Marjorie Stoneman Douglas fought to preserve a larger area, culminating in the creation of Everglades National Park in 1947.

    • Fiction

Bumps in the Road

Author: James H. Longmore,Shane Simmons,Glen Damien Campbell,Bekki Pate,Adam Vine
Publisher: Black Bed Sheet Books
ISBN: 069265898X
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
View: 9936
Roads have been around for centuries, allowing mankind a convenient path to arrive at their destination—be it a lengthy vacation getaway with family or merely to their own inviting home after an exhausting day at work. These roadway treks can bring with them a lifetime of memories. But not all memories are good. And some things are best left forgotten. Join our storytellers as they share the morbid, woeful, and disturbing outcomes of an otherwise normal commute, as we watch each of these unfortunate souls fall victim to their own little bumps in the road.

    • Fiction

A Tropical Frontier

The Gladesman
Author: Tim Robinson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481899536
Category: Fiction
Page: 280
View: 5046
This is the third installment in the "Tropical Frontier" series. The Gladesman, a disgusting, vile swamp dweller comes to Port Starboard - a tiny settlement on the northwest shore of 1880's Lake Worth - and everything goes downhill from there. Because of him, however, the residents discover that Maggie Hooker, a black woman and the town's shopkeeper/postmistress, is the glue that holds the community together (yes, there was a black postmistress on Lake Worth, Fannie James, during that period).

    • Juvenile Fiction

A Land Remembered

Author: Patrick D. Smith
Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc
ISBN: 9781561642243
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 200
View: 6032
Traces the story of the MacIvey family of Florida from 1858 to 1968.

    • History

Remapping Bolivia

Resources, Territory, and Indigeneity in a Plurinational State
Author: Nicole Fabricant
Publisher: School for Advanced Research on the
ISBN: 9781934691519
Category: History
Page: 251
View: 4318