• Photography

Legendary Locals of West Palm Beach

Author: Janet M. DeVries,Ginger L. Pedersen
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439653887
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 4881
From West Palm Beach’s beginnings as service town to Palm Beach, Standard Oil tycoon Henry Morrison Flagler’s resort village, the city has evolved into a trendy art, cultural, and shopping mecca. Palm Beach County’s largest city serves as county seat and center of business, government, and commerce. Taming America’s last frontier saw the industriousness of pioneers and settlers such as Marion Gruber, the Potter brothers, George Lainhart, and Max Greenberg guide the “Cottage City” of yesteryear to today’s gleaming metropolis. Meet many of West Palm Beach’s pioneers, civic leaders, educators, business leaders, and entrepreneurs. Learn about the heroes, celebrities, philanthropists, and even the villains who have contributed to the mosaic of West Palm Beach.

    • History

Pleasant City, West Palm Beach

Author: Everee Jimerson Clarke
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439629773
Category: History
Page: 128
View: 505
Pleasant City, a neighborhood of West Palm Beach, Florida, is the oldest African-American community in Palm Beach County. The first black settlers came to a place called the Styx--later owned by white millionaires who then rented their backyards to black workers--to work on the railroad and Henry Flagler's hotel and mansion. Forced out when the land became valuable, the blacks purchased land and settled Pleasant City. Pleasant City was marketed as a "High Class Colored Subdivision" in 1913, and many of the pioneers still have descendants in the area today.

    • Travel

Palm Beach

The Essential Guide to America’s Legendary Resort Town
Author: Rick Rose
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493028901
Category: Travel
Page: 169
View: 7066
Welcome to Palm Beach, America’s first resort destination, where leisure is always in style. Browse the exclusive boutiques of Worth Avenue with author and local aficionado Rick Rose. Peak inside the exclusive Breakers Palm Beach, where American aristocracy has enjoyed sophisticated, tropical elegance since the Gilded Age. Explore, indulge, and relax in this celebrated tropical paradise. This illustrated guide offers in-the-know advice to make the most of a Palm Beach visit. • Historic sites and architectural landmarks include Henry Morrison Flagler’s Whitehall, President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, and the art deco House of the Future featured at the 1939 World’s Fair. • Arts, cultural, and sporting events, from the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts to the Winter Equestrian Festival, keep guests entertained throughout the season. • Enjoy the outdoors with a bicycle ride along the Lake Trail or an airboat tour in the everglades. Meet the wildlife at Manatee Lagoon, Lion Country Safari, and Loggerhead Marinelife Center.

    • Humor

Best. State. Ever.

A Florida Man Defends His Homeland
Author: Dave Barry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101982624
Category: Humor
Page: 256
View: 585
A brilliantly funny exploration of the Sunshine State from the man who knows it best: Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times–bestselling author Dave Barry. We never know what will happen next in Florida. We know only that, any minute now, something will. Every few months, Dave Barry gets a call from some media person wanting to know, “What the hell is wrong with Florida?” Somehow, the state’s acquired an image as a subtropical festival of stupid, and as a loyal Floridian, Dave begs to differ. Sure, there was the 2000 election. And people seem to take their pants off for no good reason. And it has flying insects the size of LeBron James. But it is a great state, and Dave is going to tell you why. Join him as he celebrates Florida from Key West at the bottom to whatever it is that’s at the top, from the Sunshine State’s earliest history to the fun-fair of weirdness that it is today. It’s the most hilarious book yet from “the funniest damn writer in the whole country” (Carl Hiaasen, and he should know). By the end, you’ll have to admit that whatever else you might think about Florida—you can never say it’s boring. From the Hardcover edition.

    • Photography

West Palm Beach

1893 to 1950
Author: Lynn Lasseter Drake,Richard A. Marconi,Historical Society of Palm Beach County
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439633479
Category: Photography
Page: 128
View: 2763
West Palm Beach was established in 1894, two decades after pioneers first arrived in the wilderness at Lake Worth. In 1893, Henry M. Flagler, Standard Oil magnate and Florida railroad mogul, finalized plans to extend his Florida East Coast Railroad south in order to turn Palm Beach into a winter playground for the rich. He designed West Palm Beach as the mainland commercial and residential support for his new resort. From its humble beginnings, it has become Palm Beach County's largest city and the seat of government. The city has suffered fires, hurricanes, boom times, and hard times, always emerging triumphantly. This installment of West Palm Beach's fascinating story shares its unique settlement and growth through the end of World War II.

    • History

West Palm Beach Centennial Reflections

Author: H.J. Roberts
Publisher: Sunshine Sentinel PressInc
ISBN: 9781884243028
Category: History
Page: 285
View: 6579
This vibrant and extensive history encompasses the origins, dramatic growth and challenges of both Palm Beach and its sister city during pioneer and early boom days, the Great Depression, natural catastrophes, World Wart II, and the second half of the 20th Century. There are scores of memorable pictures. This work, representing a 20-year project, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

    • Actresses

I Loved Her in the Movies

Memories of Hollywood's Legendary Actresses
Author: Robert Wagner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143107984
Category: Actresses
Page: 256
View: 6055
In a career that has spanned over 60 years Robert Wagner has witnessed the twilight of the Golden Age of Hollywood and the rise of television, becoming a beloved star in both. During that time he became acquainted with the remarkable women who were the greatest screen personalities of their day. I Loved Her in the Movies is his intimate and revealing account of the charisma of these women on film, why they became stars, and how their specific emotional and dramatic chemistries affected the choices they made as actresses as well as the choices they made as women.

    • Biography & Autobiography

The Orchid Thief

A True Story of Beauty and Obsession
Author: Susan Orlean
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0307795292
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 2049
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK A modern classic of personal journalism, The Orchid Thief is Susan Orlean’s wickedly funny, elegant, and captivating tale of an amazing obsession. Determined to clone an endangered flower—the rare ghost orchid Polyrrhiza lindenii—a deeply eccentric and oddly attractive man named John Laroche leads Orlean on an unforgettable tour of America’s strange flower-selling subculture, through Florida’s swamps and beyond, along with the Seminoles who help him and the forces of justice who fight him. In the end, Orlean—and the reader—will have more respect for underdog determination and a powerful new definition of passion. In this new edition, coming fifteen years after its initial publication and twenty years after she first met the “orchid thief,” Orlean revisits this unforgettable world, and the route by which it was brought to the screen in the film Adaptation, in a new retrospective essay. Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. Praise for The Orchid Thief “Stylishly written, whimsical yet sophisticated, quirkily detailed and full of empathy . . . The Orchid Thief shows [Orlean’s] gifts in full bloom.”—The New York Times Book Review “Fascinating . . . an engrossing journey [full] of theft, hatred, greed, jealousy, madness, and backstabbing.”—Los Angeles Times “Orlean’s snapshot-vivid, pitch-perfect prose . . . is fast becoming one of our national treasures.”—The Washington Post Book World “Orlean’s gifts [are] her ear for the self-skewing dialogue, her eye for the incongruous, convincing detail, and her Didion-like deftness in description.”—Boston Sunday Globe “A swashbuckling piece of reporting that celebrates some virtues that made America great.”—The Wall Street Journal From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Reference

Historical Gazetteer of the United States

Author: Paul T. Hellmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135948593
Category: Reference
Page: 888
View: 9001
The first place-by-place chronology of U.S. history, this book offers the student, researcher, or traveller a handy guide to find all the most important events that have occurred at any locality in the United States.

    • Biography & Autobiography

A Year in Palm Beach

Life in an Alternate Universe
Author: Pamela Acheson,Richard B. Myers
Publisher: Two Thousand Three Assocs
ISBN: 9781892285157
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 315
View: 1962
The adventures during a couple's year of renting a cottage in Palm Beach are recounted in this memoir that reveals the unexpected side of living in an exclusive island town. The day they arrive, they are greeted by the police and at the end of their stay they are treated by paramedics--even in the time between, surprises abound around all corners. From foxes to Ferraris and frozen iguanas to parrots and parades, this hilarious and engrossing story not only paints a picture of life in Palm Beach that most people--even the billionaire mansion owners--never experience, but also chronicles how much a year in a very different place can teach you about yourself.

    • Travel

Moving to Palm Beach County: The Un-Tourist Guide

Author: Marian White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780997246117
Category: Travel
Page: 156
View: 6593
This practical and lively guide is essential if you are planning to make Palm Beach County your new home. Moving to Palm Beach County: The Un-Tourist Guide(r) provides all the vital information you need to settle in quickly and easily. Our goal is to help you make the most of our county by showing you how to: Choose a place to live that suits your lifestyle Determine the best schools Relocate your business or launch a new one Find the best shopping and dining Participate in festivals, cultural offerings, and outdoor opportunities Assimilate quickly within your community READ THIS BOOK TO FIND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: Cost of living Dining out Real estate Arts and culture Enjoying the outdoors Fashion and shopping Grocers and gourmet shops Finding the best schools for your kids Associations and community groups Finding a job or starting a business Palm Beach County neighborhoods Property taxes History of Palm Beach County Healthcare resources Renting vs. buying Local influencers Colleges and universities Boating and beaches Economic development Important phone numbers and websites"

    • History

Art Deco of the Palm Beaches

Author: Sharon Koskoff
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738544151
Category: History
Page: 127
View: 9541
Art Deco design is a jazzy celebration of the Machine Age, mass production, geometry, and the straight line. In Palm Beach County, sleek themes are seen representing tropical, nautical, masculine, and stylized motifs that reflect speed and technology. Elements include eyebrows, flat roofs, porthole windows, rounded corners, columns, glass blocks, bandings, multiples of three, and Zig-Zag steps. Palm Beach County has dozens of Art Deco treasures built throughout the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, which are located in the downtowns of Delray Beach up through West Palm Beach. Art Deco architecture found in Palm Beach County is spread out rather than concentrated in one location. These buildings are significant to the history of South Florida because they represent some of the earliest structures ever built in the area. These remarkable gems are in danger of being demolished due to the ever-increasing amount of development throughout the county.

    • Photography

Florida Made

The 25 Most Important Figures Who Shaped the State
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439665370
Category: Photography
Page: 288
View: 2506
Florida is in many ways both the oldest and newest of the megastates. Once an insect-ridden swampland, it is now a top destination for tourism, business, agriculture and innovation. The ideas and actions of a colorful cast of characters--from beloved cultural icons to political heroes and even a socialist dictator--transformed the peninsula. A Barbados native rescued Florida's orange industry after the catastrophic 1835 freeze. Known as the "Grande Dame of the Everglades," Marjory Stoneman Douglas worked tirelessly to save the state's vast, incomparable wetlands from annihilation in the early twentieth century. In the mid-1800s, a Florida doctor developed a precursor to modern air conditioning. Join former U.S. senator George LeMieux and journalist Laura Mize as they profile and rank, according to impact, the twenty-five trailblazers who have changed the state forever.

    • Family & Relationships

Son Rise

The Miracle Continues
Author: Barry Neil Kaufman
Publisher: H J Kramer
ISBN: 1932073442
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 372
View: 2053
In 1979, the classic bestseller Son Rise was made into an award-winning NBC television special, which has been viewed by 300 million people worldwide. Now, Son Rise: The Miracle Continues presents not only the expanded and updated journal of Barry and Samahria Kaufman's successful effort to reach their "unreachable" child but goes beyond to include a sensitive portrayal of how that singular event has become a worldwide phenomenon. When their son Raun was a year old, he began to withdraw from human contact. Diagnosed as autistic, Raun tested with an I.Q. of under 30. Experts offered no hope and advised institutionalizing him. Barry and Samahria refused to accept this prognosis. For several years they worked with Raun in a program of their own design, based on unconditional love and acceptance. By age three and a half, Raun was functioning above his age level — a bright and curious little person. The story of the Kaufmans' experience to this point makes up Part I of Son Rise: The Miracle Continues. Part II continues Raun's story and describes the intervening years as the Kaufmans offered hope and healing to thousands of families with special-needs children. At age twenty, Raun attended a top university, and displayed a near-genius I.Q. Today, he shows no trace of his former condition. Part III of the book highlights the moving stories of five families who, guided by the Kaufmans and the Son-Rise Program, have created "rebirths" for their own special children.

    • Political Science

Anti-drug efforts in West Palm Beach

hearing before the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, second session, March 2, 1990
Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control
Publisher: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 236
View: 4478

    • Psychology

More Than Hope

For Young Children on the Autism Spectrum
Author: Tanya Paparella,Laurence Lavelle
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780985195106
Category: Psychology
Page: 170
View: 5787
More Than Hope, For Young Children On The Autism Spectrum describes powerful intervention strategies to change areas of early child development most impacted by autism. With the specialized knowledge of Dr. Tanya Paparella, a leading expert with over 20 years of autism intervention and director of the UCLA childhood autism program, the book takes each significant area of development and explains why children with autism learn differently. It then provides step-by-step intervention strategies to develop communication, social interaction, and normal behavior. The teaching strategies are known to work, they are practical, and can be used in everyday activities. This book offers parents, care givers, and professionals the opportunity to do more than just hope for a child's successful future; it directly empowers them by providing critical knowledge and intervention tools towards long-lasting benefits for each child and their family. More Than Hope, For Young Children On The Autism Spectrum is easy to read, yet powerful in its simplicity and depth. Why is this book unique? Parent friendly intervention strategies. Interventions target areas of specific difficulty in autism. Intervention in critical areas results in dramatic improvement. Incorporates intervention strategies as part of everyday activities. Efficiently targets core deficits perfect for busy parents. Explains why each area is important, why a child is having difficulty, and exactly how to intervene. Content derived from cutting edge research distilled for parents by a specialist with over 20 years of autism experience and outstanding treatment results. Significantly reduces financial overheads incurred by specialist only intervention. Book Features: Table of Contents, Illustrated, Appendix, Glossary, References, Resources For more information go to: http: //www.autismintervention.info/