Oh Florida

Oh  Florida
Author: Craig Pittman
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781466882171
Available:
Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A New York Times Bestseller Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no “Stand Your Ground,” . . . you get the idea. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It’s a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a carefree paradise, yet it’s also known for its perils-alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its manmade fantasies. Oh, Florida! explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. It is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird-and why that’s okay. Florida couldn’t be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. But there is far more to Florida than its sideshow freakiness. Oh, Florida! explains how Florida secretly, subtly influences all the other states in the Union, both for good and for ill.

Oh Florida

Oh  Florida
Author: Craig Pittman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1250143640
Available:
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Picador USA
Language: en

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Cat Tale

Cat Tale
Author: Craig Pittman
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781488098710
Available:
Release: 2020-01-21
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Garden & Gun Best Book of 2020 “Witty and passionate.” —Lauren Groff “Craig Pittman has a remarkable talent for telling stories set in the Sunshine State that never fail to fascinate and entertain.”—Gilbert King “The definitive book on one of America’s least understood apex predators. The story of how Florida’s panthers were saved from extinction is one that both deserves and needs to be told.” —Dane Huckelbridge The captivating tale of the Florida panther, its survival and rescue from extinction With novelistic detail and an eye for the absurd, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people who brought the panther back from the brink of extinction, the ones who nearly pushed the species over the edge, and the cats that were caught in the middle. This being Florida, there's more than a little weirdness, too. An engrossing narrative of wry humor, sharp writing and exhaustive reportage, Cat Tale shows what it takes to bring one species back and what unexpected costs such a decision brings.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105029362998
Available:
Release: 1992
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Florida s Affair

Florida s Affair
Author: Alan J. Levitt
Pages: 22
ISBN: 0573621675
Available:
Release: 1975
Editor: Samuel French, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Florida State of Mind

A Florida State of Mind
Author: James D. Wright
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781250185662
Available:
Release: 2019-04-30
Editor: Thomas Dunne Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A witty history of the state that's always in the news, for everything from alligator attacks to zany crimes. There's an old clip of Bugs Bunny sawing the entire state of Florida off the continent—and every single time a news story springs up about some shenanigans in Florida, someone on the internet posts it in response. Why are we so ready to wave goodbye to the Sunshine State? In A Florida State of Mind: An Unnatural History of Our Weirdest State, James D. Wright makes the case that there are plenty of reasons to be scandalized by the land and its sometimes-kooky, sometimes-terrifying denizens, but there's also plenty of room for hilarity. Florida didn't just become weird; it's built that way. Uncharted swampland doesn't easily give way to sprawling suburbia. It took violent colonization, land scams to trick non-Floridians into buying undeveloped property, and the development of railroads to benefit one man's hotel empire. Even the most natural parts of Florida are unnatural. Florida citrus? Not from here, but from China. Gators? Oh, they're from Florida all right, but that doesn't make having 1 per every 20 humans normal. Animals...in the form of roadkill? Only Florida allows you to keep anything you kill on the road (and anything you find). Yet everyone loves Florida: tourists come in droves, and people relocate to Florida constantly (only 36% of residents were born there). Crammed with unforgettable stories and facts, Florida will show readers exactly why.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170  c  of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: NYPL:33433031981826
Available:
Release: 2003
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Directory of Minority College Graduates

Directory of Minority College Graduates
Author: United States. Department of Labor. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
Pages: 1319
ISBN: UIUC:30112104415689
Available:
Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Two Year Colleges 2010

Two Year Colleges   2010
Author: Peterson's
Pages: 550
ISBN: 9780768926880
Available:
Release: 2009-07-24
Editor: Peterson's
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now Let Us Find the Right One for You.

Publication

Publication
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OSU:32435051018406
Available:
Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Rape of Florida

The Rape of Florida
Author: Albery Allson Whitman
Pages: 95
ISBN: HARVARD:HWXU4Z
Available:
Release: 1884
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

American Verse Project.

Alas Babylon

Alas  Babylon
Author: Pat Frank
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780060741877
Available:
Release: 2005-07-05
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world.

Florida Alexander a Kentucky Girl

Florida Alexander  a Kentucky Girl
Author: Eleanor Talbot Kinkead
Pages: 276
ISBN: NYPL:33433076066889
Available:
Release: 1898
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Independence Pipeline and Market Link Expansion Projects

Independence Pipeline and Market Link Expansion Projects
Author: Anonim
Pages: 4
ISBN: NWU:35556042195347
Available:
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Best State Ever

Best  State  Ever
Author: Dave Barry
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101982624
Available:
Release: 2016-09-06
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

Tilt

Tilt
Author: Alan Cumyn
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781554981731
Available:
Release: 2011-07-13
Editor: Groundwood Books Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Nominated for the Ottawa Book Award Stan is an intense sixteen-year-old loner who desperately wants to make the junior varsity basketball team. And it seems that he may be about to do so, until he’s blindsided by the unexpected attentions of Janine Igwash. Suddenly Stan is no longer thinking about jump shots. Instead he is obsessed with Janine’s spiky hair, her milky white shoulders and the mysterious little tattoo at the base of her neck, not to mention the heat of her breath, her dark eyes, wide hips and ... Then Stan’s father arrives on the scene with Stan’s four-year-old half brother, and things become truly insane. Tilt is a wonderfully droll and insightful story about a sensitive, intelligent and gently funny young man living through an impossibly absurd time of life. This book is a rare achievement -- a witty, sexy compulsively readable work of high literary quality.

Made in Florida

Made in Florida
Author: Art Levy
Pages: 372
ISBN: 0813056268
Available:
Release: 2019-04-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Meet some of Florida's most fascinating personalities in this entertaining kaleidoscope of interviews. Made in Florida showcases a colorful lineup of notable people who got their start in the state and who have helped make it the unique, diverse place it is today. Hear from Carl Hiaasen and Dave Barry about their weirdest writing inspirations. Discover why Shaquille O'Neal never complains. Find out what happens when Burt Reynolds goes to Costco. Listen to Theresa Manuel's experiences as one of the first black women to compete in the Olympics. Learn about the lives of Seminole Tribe elder Louise Gopher, pop art painter Romero Britto, NASA senior executive JoAnn Morgan, circus daredevil Bello Nock, football coach Steve Spurrier, state CFO Alex Sink, and Muhammad Ali's "fight doctor" Ferdie Pacheco. These and other stars--many of whom rarely give such extensive interviews--talk family and work, joys and worries, failures and triumphs, dislikes and desires. Their words are thoughtfully selected from ten years of conversations with journalist Art Levy. Each person tells a different story of Florida from a perspective all their own. Listen in and get ready to laugh and lament, to be surprised and inspired.

Florida Crime Writers

Florida Crime Writers
Author: Steve Glassman
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780786430833
Available:
Release: 2007-10-29
Editor: McFarland
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book examines Florida crime novelists through interviews with several contemporary mystery writers, all of whom have based many of their stories in the Keys, Miami, the Everglades, or other locations throughout the state. Included are The Mango Opera s Tom Corcoran, Florida Roadkill s Tim Dorsey, and Wreckers Key s Christine Kling, among 21 others. Organized alphabetically, separate entries give a biographical sketch of each author before a transcript of each interview.

Painting Constitutional Law

Painting Constitutional Law
Author: Anonim
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9789004445598
Available:
Release: 2021-01-11
Editor: BRILL
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Painting Constitutional Law, scholars of constitutional law analyse Xavier Cortada’s series May It Please the Court. Exploring new connections between contemporary art and law, they discuss how Cortada captures these foundational decisions, their people, and their events on canvas.

History Lover s Guide to Florida A

History Lover s Guide to Florida  A
Author: James C. Clark
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781467143387
Available:
Release: 2020-10-05
Editor: Arcadia Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.