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1 BURNETT, GENE M. Florida's Past, Volume 2: People And Events That Shaped The State.
Pineapple Press, Florida: 1988. 0910923590 / 9780910923590 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Covering every period of the states colorful past, this unique compilation focuses on well-known and nearly forgotten characters and events that have shaped present day Florida. Index Included. 
Price: 20.62 USD
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University of Texas Press, Austin: 1951. Print on Demand Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Perhaps the most amazing thing of all about Garcilaso de la Vega's epic account of the De Soto expedition is the fact that, although it is easily the first great classic of American history, it had never before received a complete or otherwise adequate English translation in the 346 years which have elapsed since its publication in Spanish. Now the Inca's thrilling narrative comes into its own in the English speaking world. Hernando de Soto's expedition for the conquest of North America was the most ambitious ever to brave the perils of the New World. Garcilaso tells in remarkably rich detail of the conquistadors' wanderings over half a continent, of the unbelievable vicissitudes which beset them, of the Indians whom they sought to win for King and Church and by whose hands most of them died, of De Soto's death, and of the final pitiful failure of the expedition. Includes an Index. "When you regretfully lay aside this extraordinary volume and add it to your shelf of favorite titles, you will appreciate the tremendous adventure into history which you have had." — San Francisco Examiner "Great endurances and deeds were surviving treasures for the soul that marched with DeSoto, and this book is their richest storehouse." — Paul Horgan, New York Times Book Review "A distinguished and beautiful book, greatly translated" — New York Herald Tribune "A thrilling, enriching book, masterfully handled." —New York Mirror "A superb edition ... A beautiful book" —San Francisco Chronicle "A rich and happy blend of entertainment and education" —Little Rock Gazette "A volume that ... catches the flavor of the period" —Washington Post 
Price: 57.00 USD
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3 DONER, MICHELE OKA & WOLFSON, JR., MITCHEL WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ALASTAIR GORDON. Miami Beach: Blueprint Of An Eden: Lives Seen Through The Prism Of Family And Place.
Feierabend Unique Books, Cologne: 2005. 389985330X / 9783899853308 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there is some slight water staining and warping. Inscribed by Michele Oka Dona. 
The story of an extraordinary time and place. It is the concurrent stories of two families placed by destiny in a position to tell them well: the Wolfsons and the Okas. The authors' fathers were each mayors of Miami Beach, one in the 1940s and one in the 1950s and early 1960s. ". . . a fascinatingbook illuminating the history of the beautiful and glamorous place that Miami was and still is today." -- Ricxhard Meier, Architect 
Price: 46.79 USD
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4 GREENBAUM, ANDREA (EDITOR). Jews Of Southern Florida.
Brandeis University Press, Waltham / University Press of New England, Hanover: 2005. 1584653094 / 9781584653097 Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
A lavishly illustrated and lively introduction to a unique American Jewish community. When we think of Jewish South Florida, we may think first of the generation of aging Jews who moved to South Beach from the 1940s to the 1970s to create a rich Yiddish culture on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean. Yet these "snowbirds" are just one group in what has become an increasingly diverse South Florida Jewish population. The tri-county area of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach is home to a community of more than 625,000 Jews-—about --10 percent of American Jews—and comprises nearly 200 congregations, 3 major Jewish federations, 20 Hebrew day schools, a world-recognized Holocaust memorial, and more. Yet no single book offers an overview of this vital Jewish community. The South Florida Jewish community is distinguished from other Jewish communities in the U.S. by its diverse population. Like the post-war generation of snowbirds, tens of thousands of retirees (most from the Atlantic seaboard but some from cold climates elsewhere in the United States), currently live in "gated communities," like Century Village in Boca Raton, and maintain strong ties with the communities they left behind. But the Jewish community in South Florida also has a distinctive Latin flavor, which began with the post-Castro migration of Cubans. Hispanic Jews have moved to South Florida from several Latin American nations, and these Spanish-speaking Jews have worked hard to maintain their cultural heritage even as they have adapted to life in the United States. South Florida is also home to the largest community of Holocaust survivors in the country. More recent Jewish immigrants from Arab nations, the Soviet Union, and Israel have added to the distinctive diversity of Jewish life in South Florida. Jews of South Florida offers a history of the development of Jewish life in the region, from its modest start at the end of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century. Culture and Community, Part I, begins with demographic and historical overviews of Jewish settlement in South Florida. Essays in this section examine diverse Jewish populations: Cuban Jews, Sephardic Jews, Jewish life in Broward County and Boca Raton, Jewish retirees on South Beach, and Holocaust survivors. Individuals and Institutions, Part II, contains essays on gangster Meyer Lansky and activist Rabbi Leon Kronish; a photo essay commemorating synagogues; essays on Jewish education in South Florida; the Greater Miami Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women; and the Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture, which strives to invigorate the waning Yiddish culture that once thrived on South Beach. With more than 130 historical and contemporary photographs, this unique book offers a fascinating look at this tenacious, yet remarkably diverse, Jewish community. "The Jews of South Florida is a valuable contribution toward knowledge of an area which has been relatively understudied and will, as its population grows, no doubt draw more scholarly attention in the future." —American Jewish History "This book, by means of a number of insightful articles and with the help of some wonderful photographs that have been selected from the archives of the South Florida Jewish museum, demonstrates that there is lots and lots of Jewish energy in this part of the country."—South Florida Jewish Journal "There are red states and there are blue states. FLORIDA—at least South Florida—is a BLUE AND WHITE STATE. The Jews who formed part of the force that shaped the state from its inception are seen as integral to its history and its future. The brilliance of the essays in Andrea Greenbaum's book is that we are given a multitude of perspectives on how this perception was created and how true it is now and will be in the future. Not 'local Jewish history' but a readable attempt to sketch the complexity of Jewish life in Florida from the rabbis to the gangsters and everything between."—Sander L. Gilman,Weidenfeld Professor of European Comparative Literature, St. Anne's College, Oxford The Table of Contents of this book is as follows: Acknowledgements • Introduction • Part I Culture and Community • Ten Percent of American Jews - Ira Sheskin • Alligators and Matzo Balls: A Historical Overview of the Florida Jewish Community - Marcia Kerstein Zerivitz • Blood and Sand: The Jewish Community of South Florida - Shephen J. Whifield • Anti-Semitism in Florida Culture - Henry Abramson • Cuban Jews in South Florida: Exile Redux - Stephen Benz • Sephardic Jews in South Florida - Annete B., Fromm • From Swamp to "Shayna Platz": Jewish Lfe in Broward County (Historical Photos from the Jewish Museum of Florida) - Marcia Kerstein Zerivitz • Jews of Boca Raton - Linda Brockman • Yiddishkeit in South Beach: "I want to Be With You to Sing My Songs"- Joel Saxe • Life on South Beach: A Photographic Portfolio - Gary Monroe • Part II Institutions • Jewish Gangsters Starring Meyer Lansky - Jack B. Moore • Leon Kronish: Miami Beach's Twentieth- Century Prophet - Henry A. Green • Synagogues in the Sand - Zev Ben Beichman • Jewish Education in South Florida - Susan Neimand • A History of the National Council of Jewish omen, Greater Miami Section - Joanie Glickstein • Yizkor: Survivor Narratives at the Miami Holocaust Memorial - Andrea Greenbaum • Behind the Cultural Facade: Yiddish Cultural Revival in Miami - David Weintraub • Contributor Biographies • Index. Andrea Greenbaum is Assistant Professor in the English Department at Barry University, Miami Shores. She has published several books including Insurrections: Approaches to Resistance in Composition Studies and The Emancipatory Movements (2001). She is co-editor of Judaic Perspectives in Composition Studies, forthcoming from Hampton Press. "Jews have had an important part to play in life in Florida, and these essays cover many aspects of that influence. The collection makes us sensitive to the many ways in which Jews have adapted to and influenced their surroundings. This is one of the better books I have read about a racial or ethnic group and the culture they brought to a new place."—Multicultural Review 
Price: 24.23 USD
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5 HIAASEN, CARL; STEVENSON, DIANE (EDITOR). Kick Ass: Selected Columns Of Carl Hiaasen.
Berkley Publishing Group., New York: 2001. 0425178242 / 9780425178249 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
A South Florida native, Hiaasen laments the problems created by the incredible surge in population in the area since his youth, notably the destruction of natural swamplands and many native species. "Splendid" - Pete Hamill 
Price: 3.52 USD
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6 HIGHSMITH, CAROL M. & LANDPHAIR, TED. Florida: A Pictorial Souvenir.
Crescent Books, New York: 1998. 0517201828 / 9780517201824 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Like New. 
Florida, the Sunshine State, is the fourth largest state - in population - in the United States. It is the nearest thing to paradise that can be found on the mainland, with its year-round warm weather, resorts, tropical enclaves, pristine beaches, and manicured golf courses.This book is a superb souvenir for anyone who has ever visited this great state or wishes to enjoy its Edenic scenic vistas. 
Price: 9.22 USD
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The Breakers Palm Beach Inc., Palm Beach: 1996. 0964974304 / 9780964974302 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Gift inscription on front endpaper. 
Since the late 1890s, visitors to Palm Beach have wanted to stay "down by The Breakers" - where the waves wash against the palm-lined shore and the Atlantic provides refreshing breezes. A century after it first opened in 1896 as the Palm Beach Inn, The Breakers still beckons guests with its incomparable oceanfront setting and exceptional architecture. 
Price: 15.72 USD
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8 SPRINGER, MARYLYNN; SCHULTZ, DONALD. Frommer's Comprehensive Travel Guide: Florida 92.
Prentice Hall Travel, New York: 1992. 0133348970 / 9780133348972 s Softcover. Good condition. 
Experience the best of Florida with this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide. The best travel values in all price ranges. The most detailed and accurate hotel, restaurant, and sightseeing information availible. Includes maps of cities and regions as well as an index. 
Price: 2.71 USD
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