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In this book, Handfuls of History: Stories About Florida's Past, Dr. Milanich discusses pre-Columbian Florida, Colonial Period people and events, and the nineteenth century shipwreck of the steamship City of Vera Cruz.

Author: Jerald T. Milanich

Publisher: Florida Historical Society Press

ISBN: 1886104905

Category: History


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In this book, Handfuls of History: Stories About Florida's Past, Dr. Milanich discusses pre-Columbian Florida, Colonial Period people and events, and the nineteenth century shipwreck of the steamship City of Vera Cruz. Dr. Milanich explores the origins of archaeology in Florida with Clarence B. Moore, and offers advice to future archaeologists. He may even stir up some controversy as he questions the authenticity of the Miami Circle. Written in an engaging and conversational style, Handfuls of History: Stories about Florida's Past is accessible to the general public as well as professional historians and archaeologists.
2017-01-31 By Jerald T. Milanich

He accumulated antique glassware, old bottles, photographs of Cedar Key, and an incredible number of seashells. ... 352/5436789, 9am5pm daily) that offers a great collection of birding, naturalist, and offbeat Florida history books.

Author: Joshua Lawrence Kinser

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781631214004

Category: Travel

Page: 450

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Whether you're kayaking through mangroves, bodysurfing with manta rays, or sunbathing with a piña colada in hand, soak up the Sunshine State with Moon Florida Gulf Coast. Inside you'll find: Flexible, strategic itineraries from a weeklong family vacation to a 10-day road trip covering all 700 miles of the Florida Gulf Coast, designed for beach-goers, wildlife enthusiasts, water sports lovers, and more The best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, biking, bird-watching, and fishing and the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusion Top activities and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves. Unwind on shell-scattered beaches, collect fresh scallops in spring-fed waters, explore winding mazes of mangroves, or spot gators in the swampy Everglades. Ride the coasters at Busch Gardens, browse art galleries in Naples, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Sail through the canals of Tampa, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the ocean Expert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boat Photos and detailed maps throughout Background information on the Gulf Coast's landscape, wildlife, history, and culture Handy tips for international visitors, families with kids, LGBTQ travelers, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Florida Gulf Coast's practical advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way. For more of the Sunshine State, try Moon Florida Keys. Hitting the road? Check out Moon South Florida & the Keys Road Trip.
2016-11-01 By Joshua Lawrence Kinser

... suspense, and historical fiction. She has been writing bestselling books for nearly three decades, publishing more than 150 novels and selling more than seventy-five million copies worldwide. Born in Florida to an Irish mother and a ...

Author: Heather Graham

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480408395

Category: Fiction

Page: 283

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Felt from a distance, Susan and David’s attraction to each other was powerful, but will their stubborn prejudices solidify their loathing, or give way to their passion? Susan Anderson has despised David Lane ever since their first meeting. He enraged her with his verbal barbs and cold contempt; he had no idea who she was or what her true relationship had been with his father, Peter, who left her his Maine beach house. David assumed Susan was a vulture, preying on his old man for his wealth. And Susan was in no mood to defend herself against the charges of such a pigheaded man. But when a severe storm strands them alone in the beach house, David and Susan’s mutual dislike for each other—and their fierce attraction to each other—is brought to a head. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Heather Graham including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.
2013-04-23 By Heather Graham

History as Prophesy in Colonial Java Nancy K. Florida, Professor of Javanese and Islamic Studies Nancy K Florida ... the stories of a handful of peculiar characters on the margins of the dominant literary , historical , and cultural ...

Author: Nancy K. Florida

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822316226

Category: History

Page: 449

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Located at the juncture of literature, history, and anthropology, Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future charts a strategy of how one might read a traditional text of non-Western historical literature in order to generate, with it, an opening for the future. This book does so by taking seriously a haunting work of historical prophecy inscribed in the nineteenth century by a royal Javanese exile—working through this writing of a colonized past to suggest the reconfiguration of the postcolonial future that this history itself apparently intends. After introducing the colonial and postcolonial orientalist projects that would fix the meaning of traditional writing in Java, Nancy K. Florida provides a nuanced translation of this particular traditional history, a history composed in poetry as the dream of a mysterious exile. She then undertakes a richly textured reading of the poem that discloses how it manages to escape the fixing of "tradition." Adopting a dialogic strategy of reading, Florida writes to extend—as the work’s Javanese author demands—this history’s prophetic potential into a more global register. Babad Jaka Tingkir, the historical prophecy that Writing the Past, Inscribing the Future translates and reads, is uniquely suited for such a study. Composing an engaging history of the emergence of Islamic power in central Java around the turn of the sixteenth century, Babad Jaka Tingkir was written from the vantage of colonial exile to contest the more dominant dynastic historical traditions of nineteenth-century court literature. Florida reveals how this history’s episodic form and focus on characters at the margins of the social order work to disrupt the genealogical claims of conventional royal historiography—thus prophetically to open the possibility of an alternative future.

Florida's Hurricane History was first published in 1998, and since that time a handful of new storms have struck the state. Most notably, the grueling hurricane season of 2004 was one for the record books, with four hurricanes tracking ...

Author: Jay Barnes

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469600215

Category: Nature

Page: 424

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The Sunshine State has an exceptionally stormy past. Vulnerable to storms that arise in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico, Florida has been hit by far more hurricanes than any other state. In many ways, hurricanes have helped shape Florida's history. Early efforts by the French, Spanish, and English to claim the territory as their own were often thwarted by hurricanes. More recently, storms have affected such massive projects as Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad and efforts to manage water in South Florida. In this book, Jay Barnes offers a fascinating and informative look at Florida's hurricane history. Drawing on meteorological research, news reports, first-person accounts, maps, and historical photographs, he traces all of the notable hurricanes that have affected the state over the last four-and-a-half centuries, from the great storms of the early colonial period to the devastating hurricanes of 2004 and 2005--Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne, Dennis, Katrina, and Wilma. In addition to providing a comprehensive chronology of more than one hundred individual storms, Florida's Hurricane History includes information on the basics of hurricane dynamics, formation, naming, and forecasting. It explores the origins of the U.S. Weather Bureau and government efforts to study and track hurricanes in Florida, home of the National Hurricane Center. But the book does more than examine how hurricanes have shaped Florida's past; it also looks toward the future, discussing the serious threat that hurricanes continue to pose to both lives and property in the state. Filled with more than 200 photographs and maps, the book also features a foreword by Steve Lyons, tropical weather expert for the Weather Channel. It will serve as both an essential reference on hurricanes in Florida and a remarkable source of the stories--of tragedy and destruction, rescue and survival--that foster our fascination with these powerful storms.
2012-08-15 By Jay Barnes

Citrus remained the most important source of revenue for Florida for more than a century. ... Cabeza de Vaca reached the mainland with a handful of companions, and they began to make their way across Texas. They were captured by Indians ...

Author: James C Clark

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625855107

Category: History

Page: 275

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A Florida historian uncovers strange but true tales of The Sunshine State from the 16th century arrival of Spanish ships to the antics of modern politics. From Key West to the Redneck Riviera, Florida has a history as colorful as its landscape and as diverse as its residents. But beneath the famous legends of Florida’s storied past are intriguing tales that don’t appear in the popular guides or history books. In Hidden History of Florida, author James Clark shines a light on some of the most fascinating untold stories of this unique Southern State. Here you will learn about then heartbroken senator who entered a mental institution over unrequited love for an heiress; the thousands of British pilots who trained in flight schools across the state; and the dark, true story of Pocahontas—and how it is linked with America’s "first barbecue."
2017-10-30 By James C Clark

The College History Series FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY In the 1950s , East Central Florida underwent a vast transformation ... With no opportunities for advanced study nearby , a handful of determined men and women launched Brevard ...

Author: Gordon Patterson

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738506605

Category: History

Page: 128

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In the 1950s, East Central Florida underwent a vast transformation with the creation of the American space program. The sleepy fishing communities stretching from Titusville to Melbourne became home to an army of engineers, rocket scientists, and technicians who would soon take Florida and the nation into the missile age. With no opportunities for advanced study nearby, a handful of determined men and women launched Brevard Engineering College in 1958. In 1966, Florida's secretary of state approved the college's petition to change its name to Florida Institute of Technology. In its short history, Florida Tech has overcome formidable hurdles and succeeded in winning a place in the top ranks of scientific and technological universities. A college on the rise, Florida Tech has not only a bright future, but a rich and colorful history that has been captured in striking photographs. The exciting story of "Countdown College"-from the lift-off of Bumper 8 in 1950, which launched the space program in Florida, to the most recent high-tech additions to campus facilities-is the subject of this captivating new pictorial history.
2000-11 By Gordon Patterson

The Llambias house is one of the handful of surviving homes built during the first period of Spanish Florida. It was built before 1783, ... At the time, the house had just one story, made from plastered coquina limestone.

Author: James C. Clark

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781467143387

Category: History

Page: 272

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Florida is a state of transplants. Even people who relocated here decades ago still claim their birthplace as their home. They might change their mind if they knew that the Sunshine State owns one of the richest histories in the nation. Decades before the Pilgrims, the Spanish celebrated Thanksgiving in Florida. Centuries before the first St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York, the holiday was celebrated in St. Augustine, where urban renewal was underway when Jamestown settlers arrived. Author James Clark offers a lifetime of places to explore and thousands of facts to fascinate, tracing the state's long history from Pensacola to the Florida Keys.
2020-10-05 By James C. Clark

Better than history books and lectures, houses tell the stories of a place's past. ... Houses—at least the handful of houses that survive the passage of time, shifting styles, and problems of progress—show the changes their many owners ...

Author: Laura Stewart

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781561646746

Category: Architecture

Page: 191

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Houses tell the human side of history. In this survey of restored residences, their stories are intertwined with those of their owners in a domestic history of Florida from the days of Spanish occupation to the Rawlings House in Cross Creek, Vizcaya in Miami, and President Harry S. Trumans "Little White House" in Key West. Most of these houses are museums now; others are restaurants or bed-and-breakfasts. This new edition is updated and illustrated with color photographs.
2014-10-01 By Laura Stewart

Florida Historical Society ... This two - story building housed exhibits on the first floor and a meeting room and library on the second . ... At first volumes on natural history were common acquisitions , but as time passed the ...

Author: Florida Historical Society


ISBN: UCAL:B3623710



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