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- University Press of Florida 2015; US$ 39.95
Henry Flagler's opulent Hotel Ponce de Leon drew worldwide praise from the day its elaborately carved doors opened in 1888. Built in the Spanish Renaissance Revival style, the architectural and engineering marvel featured the talents of a team of renowned artisans, including the designs of architects John Carrère, Thomas Hastings, and Bernard Maybeck,... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 39.95
Florida governor Reubin Askew memorably characterized a leader as ?someone who cares enough to tell the people not merely what they want to hear, but what they need to know.? It was a surprising statement for a contemporary politician to make, and, more surprising still, it worked. In The Politics of Trust: Reubin Askew and Florida in the 1970s ,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 34.95 US$ 30.29
The social sciences have long been based upon contrasts drawn between the 'militaristic' societies of the past, and the 'capitalist' or 'industrial' societies of the present. But how valid are such contrasts, given that the current era is one stamped by the impact of war and by the intensive development of sophisticated weaponry? In setting out to... more...
- University of California Press 2003; US$ 29.95
For many in Miami?s Cuban exile community, hating Fidel Castro is as natural as loving one?s children. This hatred, Miguel De La Torre suggests, has in fact taken on religious significance. In La Lucha for Cuba, De La Torre shows how Exilic Cubans, a once marginalized group, have risen to power and privilege?distinguishing themselves from other Hispanic... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 70.50
A portrait of postdictatorial Chile by one of that country?s most incisive cultural critics, Cultural Residues uses memoirs, photographs, art, and novels?the ?residues? of a culture?to analyze the political-cultural Chilean landscape in the wake of Augusto Pinochet?s seventeen-year military rule. According to Nelly Richard, such residual areas reveal... more...
- Atria Books 2007; US$ 19.95
A riotous journey through America's most controversial, beautifully unapproachable, and abused wilderness -- the Florida Everglades. In December 2000, President Clinton signed into law a $7.8 billion restoration plan for the Everglades that garnered national attention and has since become America's touchstone for environmental issues. Enter W. Hodding... more...
- Palm Island Press 2006; US$ 11.95
Detailing life in tiny, artsy, anything-goes Key Westwhere Broadway composers and bestselling authors live on the same funky blocks as housekeepers, bartenders, and tour guidesthis updated collection of essays and columns about island life features pieces that first appeared in the Miami Herald. Profiles of colorful characters such as an Italian... more...
- University of Alabama Press 2004; US$ 24.95
Edward Anderson's diary covers his service in Florida Territory from March 16 to December 31, 1844 during the Navy mission in Florida to protect live oak and pine forests on government land from poachers. more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2010; US$ 19.95
Test Ride on the Sunnyland Bus chronicles the story of an American family against the backdrop of one of the civil rights movements lesser-known stories. In January 1957, Joseph Spagna and five other young men waited to board a city bus called the Sunnyland in Tallahassee, Florida. Their plan was simple but dangerous: ride the bus togetherthree... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 75.00
This book provides an up-to-date historical overview of this complex and fascinating country. Beginning with a survey of the land, people, and current government, the book then traces Chile's chronological story. Ten chapters detail Chilean history from the indigenous peoples to the democratic transition after the Pinochet dictatorship. Chile is... more...