Oh  Florida  Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

Oh Florida


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

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Oh Florida Excerpt :

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  Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Oh Florida


  • Author : Craig Pittman
  • Publisher : Picador USA
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1250143640

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Oh  Florida  Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Oh Florida


  • Author : Craig Pittman
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250071200

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Oh Florida Excerpt :

A fun- and fact-filled investigation into why the Sunshine State is the weirdest but also the most influential state in the Union.

Cat Tale Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Cat Tale


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

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Cat Tale Excerpt :

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.

Stephen Florida Book
Score: 4
From 7 Ratings

Stephen Florida


  • Author : Gabe Habash
  • Publisher : Coffee House Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9781566894739

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Stephen Florida Excerpt :

Foxcatcher meets The Art of Fielding, Stephen Florida follows a college wrestler in his senior season, when every practice, every match, is a step closer to greatness and a step further from sanity. Profane, manic, and tipping into the uncanny, it's a story of loneliness, obsession, and the drive to leave a mark.

Alas  Babylon Book
Score: 4
From 84 Ratings

Alas Babylon


  • Author : Pat Frank
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2005-07-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN 10 : 9780060741877

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Alas Babylon Excerpt :

The classic apocalyptic novel that stunned the world.

The State You re In Book

The State You re In


  • Author : Craig Pittman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2021-09-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0813066956

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The State You re In Excerpt :

Jump into the wacky, wild world of Florida For more than 30 years, investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Craig Pittman has chronicled the wildest stories Florida has to offer. Featuring a selection of columns that have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and other outlets throughout Pittman's career, this book highlights just how strange and wonderful Florida can be. With a folksy style, an eye for the absurd, and a passion for the history and environment of his home state, Pittman describes some of Florida's oddest wildlife as well as its quirkiest people. The State You're In includes a love story involving the most tattooed woman in the world, a deep dive into the state's professional mermaid industry, and an investigation of a battle between residents of a nudist resort and the U.S. Postal Service. Pittman introduces readers to a who's who of Florida crime fiction, a what's what of exotic animals, and an array of beloved places he's seen change rapidly in his lifetime. Many of these stories are funny, some are serious, and several offer rare insights into the heart of the Sunshine State. For Pittman, Florida is both inspiring and dangerous--an "evolutionary test" for those who live in it. Together these pieces paint a complex picture of a fascinating state longing for an identity beyond palm trees and punchlines.

Florida s Affair Book

Florida s Affair


  • Author : Alan J. Levitt
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 28
  • ISBN 10 : 0573621675

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Writing the New World Book

Writing the New World


  • Author : Mauro José Caraccioli
  • Publisher : University of Florida Press
  • Release Date : 2021-01-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 1683401700

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In this volume, Mauro Caraccioli examines the natural history writings of early Spanish missionaries, using these texts to argue that colonial Latin America was fundamental in the development of modern political thought.

Painting Constitutional Law Book

Painting Constitutional Law


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2021-01-11
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages : 271
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004445598

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Painting Constitutional Law Excerpt :

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.

Florida Man Book

Florida Man


  • Author : Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510757851

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Florida Man Excerpt :

A full year's worth of the strangest, most outlandish antics of one of the Internet's true titans: Florida Man! Plus, for the first time ever . . . the equally bizarre, equally outrageous Florida Woman! Go to Google and type in your birth date and the words "Florida Man." Weird, right? Well, you haven't seen anything yet! That's just one day in the life of a Florida Man. Originally a beloved Internet game made possible by Florida's Sunshine Laws, "Florida Man" has now become a phrase unto itself, a shorthand expression used online to capture the antics of Florida's residents, who somehow seem to find themselves in bizarre situations regularly. Now, Florida Man is here to collect the 366 greatest, most unusual adventures of both Florida Man and Florida Woman, sorted day-by-day from January 1 through December 31st. (Plus, special leap-year headlines for those readers who just can't get enough mayhem during the regular year!) Florida Man features headlines such as: "Florida Man Throws Alligator Into Wendy’s Drive-Thru Window" “Florida Man Shoots Self, Realizes it Three Days Later” "How Trump Became a Florida Man" plus, corresponding Florida Woman headlines like "Florida woman attacked by ‘aggressive’ otter says 'severe bites' left her temporarily unable to walk” This collection of classic Florida weirdness will astound and amuse even the most jaded, world-weary reader. Just don't go trying any of Florida Man's—or Florida Woman's—ideas for yourself!

Directory of Minority College Graduates Book

Directory of Minority College Graduates


  • Author : United States. Department of Labor. Office of Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972
  • Genre: Degrees, Academic
  • Pages : 1319
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112104415689

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Discovering Florida s Coast Book

Discovering Florida s Coast


  • Author : Doug Alderson
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2023-03-15
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 169
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683343363

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Discovering Florida s Coast Excerpt :

Everyone knows the beaches of Florida are a top spot for locals and tourists alike, but many natives or visitors might not know the intricacies of Florida's coast. Broken down into roughly 12 parts, the entire coast of Florida and the Keys offer beachgoers a unique experience in any part of the state. In Discovering Florida’s Coast, Doug Alderson, popular Florida writer and successful Pineapple Press author, delves into what makes each section of the state’s coast different. From the emerald waters of Pensacola to the man-made islands and amazing skyline of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, readers interested in visiting different parts of the state’s beaches will not only see beautiful photos of the natural scenery but also learn key facts about the areas. Lifelong Floridians and first-time visitors will enjoy reading through and seeing what makes the state so appealing to beach lovers, whether they are interested in the water sports, the wildlife, or relaxing on the beach. See the powdered sugar-like white sands of the Emerald Coast or the historic lighthouses of the Forgotten Coast through the eyes of an author who has not only kayaked in all sections of the state's coastline, but who is a Florida nature and scenery lover through and through.