Florida's Past: People and Events That Shaped the State

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Pineapple Press Inc, Jun 1, 1996 - History - 280 pages
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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. This 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. Read a chapter and you'll find you've gone on to read more. Read this volume and you'll find yourself looking for the next two.
 

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Contents

Dad Gandys Crazy Bridge
5
Dr Wall Corrals Yellow Fever
9
Mary Bethune Builds a College
13
Mother Tlittle of Miami
17
Dark Horse Dave Wins Governorship
21
Floridas Black Novelist
25
Dr Gome Cools Florida Off
30
Young Whitaker Discovers Sarasota
34
Freedom Symbol
141
He Replaced Another on the Gallows
144
Lake Okeechobees SheDoctor
149
Ruth Elder
152
Father Luis Cross Conquers the Sword
155
Floridas Heroines for Suffrage
159
WAR AND PEACE
163
Fast Cars Rich Men at OrmondDaytona
165

DuPont Rescues Floridas Busted Banks
38
FloridaA Wellspring for DeliusMusic
42
The Bohemian Birth of Coconut Grove
46
Floridas Black Militant
50
Poet Turned Promoter
54
Horticulturist Dr Perrines Senseless Death
58
Marjorie Rawlings Portrays Florida to the World
62
Educator Holt Remakes Rollins College
66
The Greeks Conquer the Sponge Industry
69
St Petersburgs Romanov Connection
72
VILLAINS AND CHARACTERS
75
Supreme Iconoclast
77
Bone Mizelle Was a Cowboys Cowboy
81
The Notorious Ashley Gang
85
Miamis Horrendous Guest Al Capone
90
He Narrowly Missed Killing FDR
94
The Denouement of Bloody Ed Watson
98
Eccentric Prince Murat Dazzles Tallahassee
102
The Porkchop Gang
106
A Florida Boy Joins Lincolns Assassins
109
When Palm Beach Courted Royalty
112
HEROES AND HEROINES
115
The Little Alamo at Cape Florida
117
Scandalous First Lady
121
The Seminole Patriot
126
Born to Fly
131
Sister Bedell Woos the Indians
136
Pristine Lake Worth is Discovered
170
When Nazi Uboats Stalked Florida
175
The War Over a Rogues Ear
179
Bartram Remembers Floridas Eden
183
Tampas Splendid Little War
187
The Dogs of War Who Were Puppies
191
A Surgeon Assesses the Seminole War
194
A Civil War Tragedy
197
The Healing Beauty of Boks Tower
201
The Rise and Fall of Carl Fishers Miami Beach
204
Floridas Great Train Race of 1901
207
Kissimmees WorldFamed Airplane Law
210
A Privates EyeView of the Olustee Battle
213
CALAMITIES AND SOCIAL TURBULENCE
217
A Killer Cane Hits Okeechobee Land
219
To Burn in a Turpentine Hell
223
The Notorious AlstonRead Duel
227
The Binder Boys Burst the Great Boom Bubble
232
Tampa Terror and the Cigar Strike of 1910
235
The Infamous Gulags of Floridas Past
240
Armed Only with Integrity Governor Carlton Faced Violence
244
The Flagler Divorce Law Furor
246
Near Riot at the Jacksonville Prizefight
250
Bad Faith and Avarice Felled a Banking Empire
253
Bibliography
257
Index 203
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About the author (1996)

Gene Burnett was raised in Tampa and educated in Tallahassee at Florida State University. He served as a reporter and editor with a number of newspapers throughout the state ranging in size from a small country weekly to the Miami Herald and was also a freelance writer for many Florida magazines.

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