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Florida's past : people and events that shaped the state, Volume 3

Author: Gene M Burnett
Publisher: Sarasota, Fla. : Pineapple Press, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene M Burnett
ISBN: 0910923841 9780910923842 1561641170 9781561641178
OCLC Number: 24686909
Notes: Originally published in Florida trend, 1972-1987.
17.95.
Description: x, 267 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. achievers and pioneers --
The Florida birth of Hitler's buzz-bombs --
Key Marco : the treasure and the scandal --
The romance of a "heavenly" railroad --
Springtime for a resort queen --
St. Pete's visionary town planner --
Miami's heritage : a doctor remembered --
David Fairchild's exotic fairyland --
When Jacksonville was "Hollywood" --
The stormy origins of the phosplate industry --
Mr. "Jiggs" opens the swamp country --
Winter Park : a fantasy-cum-reality --
From swamp to Florida showplace --
School marm in the woods --
The Count of Tampa Bay --
Of rare birds and fine art --
The Arabian nights of Glenn Curtiss --
Black Star out of Jacksonville. II. villains and characters --
Bedlam reigns in an "ideal" town --
The Barker Gang's last square-off --
When cow land was another country --
The vigilantes of Sarasota --
The odd couple : merchant and gunslinger --
The uncertain heroics of Colonel Titus --
The last of the wreckers --
The bogus treasure of Key Largo --
The great railroad paper caper --
He cracked his whip over an empire --
Those intrepid Key West wreckers --
Florida's mystery land grab. III. heroes and heroines --
Booker T. Sweeps Gainesville --
the tragedy of a native Pocahontas --
Martyrdom cracks an evil system --
The deliverance of Jonathan Dickinson --
Colonel Newnan sidesteps a massacre --
Florida's first reform mayor --
Sarasota's redoubtable dowager queen --
The ordeal of Juan Ortiz --
The foiled plot to steal Florida --
Dr. Adamo, reluctant hero. IV. war and peace --
Politics past : from warts to images --
Almost the state's first town --
When tobacco was king --
Restored : a golden era's symbol --
David Yulee's tragic dream --
Florida's haunted Gibraltar --
Of red hopes and white politics --
The indians' last war path --
Florida's presidential darkhorse --
The legendary island of Useppa --
Tilting for a county seat --
From sawgrass to White House --
When land sold by the gallon --
Governor Gilchrist's undulating road --
President Wilson's Miami cable war --
Native rebs against the rebels --
The historic romance of Silver Springs. V. calamities and social turbulence --
The stormy reign of a mighty mite --
Carry nation dries up Miami --
Massacre in Southeast Florida --
The "arrest" of Henry Flagler --
When Dunnellon was wild and woolly --
A rail union's dream town-Venice --
Baiting and switching on Sarasota Bay --
The toll of a "killer" inlet --
The "miracle" execution --
The burning of old St. Augustine --
The case of the reluctant bridegroom --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Gene M. Burnett.

Abstract:

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.

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