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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.

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Genre Book : Travel
Author Book : Craig Pittman
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Release Book : 2016-07-05
Download Book : 320 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781466882171


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Genre Book : Social Science
Author Book : Craig Pittman
Publisher : Picador USA
Release Book : 2017-09-05
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ISBN-10 : 1250143640


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“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 It wasn’t so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle—the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. And no one has told the whole story—until now. 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.

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Genre Book : Nature
Author Book : Craig Pittman
Publisher : Harlequin
Release Book : 2020-01-21
Download Book : 368 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781488098710


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Genre Book : Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations
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Release Book : 1992
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ISBN-10 : STANFORD:36105029362998


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Now Let Us Find the Right One for You.

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Genre Book : Education
Author Book : Peterson's
Publisher : Peterson's
Release Book : 2009-07-24
Download Book : 550 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780768926880


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American Verse Project.

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Genre Book : Florida
Author Book : Albery Allson Whitman
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Release Book : 1884
Download Book : 95 Pages
ISBN-10 : HARVARD:HWXU4Z


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Genre Book : Kentucky
Author Book : Eleanor Talbot Kinkead
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Release Book : 1898
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Author Book : William Brewster
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Release Book : 1891
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With the arrival of the twentieth century, Americans continued in the pioneering spirit of their forebears and looked upon the automobile as a new way to explore the unknown. Thousands of Americans packed their tents in the backs of their cars and set out to enjoy the back roads of the United States. Carrying extra gasoline in five-gallon cans, plenty of canned food, and extra tires strapped to the fenders, these intrepid souls began an exploration of the North American continent with a thoroughness that put Lewis and Clark to shame. These tourists became the symbol of another "New Generation" of Americans, restless, adventuresome, and filled with boundless curiosity. These were the "Tin Can" tourists. In 1919, the official organization of Tin Can Tourists of the World was formed in Tampa, and the group held two meetings annually until disbanding in 1977. Early on, residents of Florida recognized the potential economic impact of the Tin Canners on the state, and the movement to improve roads and provide accommodations and amusements to these seasonal travelers flourished. By 1930, Florida had built more than 3,000 miles of paved roads, and campsites, roadside motels, and exotic animal parks could be found along most major thoroughfares.

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Genre Book : History
Author Book : Nick Wynne
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release Book : 1999
Download Book : 128 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0738502162