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  • The Politics of Trustby Gordon E. Harvey

    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...

  • Anglo-Spanish Rivalry in Colonial South-East America, 1650?1725by Timothy Paul Grady

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Often played down in favour of the larger competition for empire between England and France, the influence of the Spanish in English Carolina and the English in Spanish Florida created a rivalry that shaped the early history of colonial south-east America. This study is the first to tell the full story of this rivalry. more...

  • Hotel Ponce de Leonby Leslee F. Keys

    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...

  • The Wager Disasterby C. H. Layman

    Andrews UK 2015; US$ 14.99

    This is the astounding story of HMS Wager, driven ashore in foul weather onto the inhospitable coast of Patagonian Chile in 1741. Shipwreck was followed by murder, starvation, mutiny, and the fearful ordeal of 36 survivors out of about 140 men. Some were enslaved, some defected; many drowned. The captain shot one of his officers. There was an epic... more...

  • John Quincy Adams and American Global Empireby William Earl Weeks

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    This is the story of a man, a treaty, and a nation. The man was John Quincy Adams, regarded by most historians as America's greatest secretary of state. The treaty was the Transcontinental Treaty of 1819, of which Adams was the architect. It acquired Florida for the young United States, secured a western boundary extending to the Pacific, and bolstered... more...

  • Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girlby Kitty Oliver

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    A telling memoir by an exciting new voice, Multicolored Memories of a Black Southern Girl explores journalist Kitty Oliver's coming of age as she makes the crossing from an all-black to a predominantly white world. Born and raised in an all-black area of Jacksonville, Florida, Oliver was one of the first African American freshmen to enter the... more...

  • Universal Orlando 2015by Kelly Monaghan

    The Intrepid Traveler 2015; US$ 8.99

    With the Wizarding World of Harry Potter creating magic in both Universal Studios Florida (Diagon Alley) and Islands of Adventure (Hogsmeade), Univeral Orlando Resort has become the hottest vacation destination in Orlando, Florida. This guidebook is your unofficial guide to all the fun, all the thrills, all the secrets, all the best deals. Includes... more...

  • Chile and Australiaby Irene Strodthoff

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00

    Exploring bilateral narratives of identity at a socio-discursive level from 1990 onwards, this book provides a new approach to understanding how Chile and Australia imagine and discursively construct each other in light of the bilateral Free Trade Agreement signed in 2008. more...

  • Discovering Vintage Miamiby Mandy Baca

    Globe Pequot Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Discovering Vintage Miami takes you back in time to all of the timeless classic spots this city has to offer. The book spotlights the charming stories that tell you what each place is like now and how it got that way from classic restaurants to shops to other establishments like hotels that still thrive today and evoke the unique character of... more...

  • After War Timesby T. Thomas Fortune; Daniel R. Weinfeld; Dawn J. Herd-Clark; Tameka Bradley Hobbs

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    T. Thomas Fortune was a leading African American publisher, editor, and journalist of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, who was born a slave in antebellum Florida lived through emancipation, and rose to become a literary lion of his generation. In T. Thomas Fortune's ?After War Times,? Daniel R. Weinfeld brings together a series... more...