Hard Back

hardcover or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-boundbook is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather). It has a flexible, sewn spine which allows the book to lie flat on a surface when opened.

What We Have Endured: A Novel of the Seminole War

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What We Have Endured: A Novel of the Seminole War

What We Have Endured tells the story of the Seminole Wars through the eyes of Aheedja, a Seminole woman who suffers through nearly a half-century of brutal warfare, forced displacement, and painful deprivation. Determined to remain in the land of their birth, she and her people struggle against the unforgiving Florida climate and the overwhelming military might of the United States government. Written by noted Seminole War historians and a senior tribal member, What We Have Endured faithfully follows the history of America's longest and costliest war against a Native American nation. Although Aheedja is a fictional character, the sufferings depicted are typical of what many Seminole people experienced at the hands of a nation determined to drive them from their homes and destroy their way of life.

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$24.95

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$5.00

Walkin' Lawton

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Walkin' Lawton

Lawton Chiles was one of the most inspirational and influential politicians to come from Florida. His unique campaign style and passion for improving people.s lives established a legacy that deserves recognition today. John Dos Passos Coggin conducted more than one hundred interviews with the friends, family, and co-workers of Lawton Chiles to create this definitive biography. Coggin.s insightful writing based on extensive research illuminates both the political career and personal life of the fascinating Lawton Chiles. The Florida Historical Society Press is proud to publish this important work.

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$12.48

Then Sings My Soul: The Scott Kelly Story

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Then Sings My Soul: The Scott Kelly Story

2008 CHARLTON TEBEAU BOOK AWARD WINNER

“In this exciting book—part political history, part travelogue—Dorothy Smiljanich sheds light on 1960s Florida with her vivid portrayal of one of Florida’s most colorful political figures, Scott Kelly. Mayor of Lakeland at 28 and legislative power broker in his 30s, Kelly strode a wide path in the swirling political cauldron of 1960s Florida. Kelly twice came within an eyelash of being governor. This vivid portrayal of Kelly’s life begins in the Old Florida of tobacco and turpentine, and concludes with the New Florida of huge housing developments and super expressways, a Florida Kelly helped create.”
James M. Denham, Professor of History, Florida Southern College

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$5.00

River Road Stories

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River Road Stories

River Road Stories is a little masterpiece of story telling. Mary Eschbach, a Rockledge resident, captures life along the Indian River as only a resident can. What a wonderful way to celebrate a way of life that has passed us all by! --Patrick Smith, author of A Land Remembered

There are some authors and some books that you start to read with interest and finish with envy. River Road Stories is such a book. Packed in a few pages, Stories manages to describe in great detail the daily humdrum and occasional excitement of a young girl's life along the Indian River Lagoon. At the same time, River Road Stories is a song of praise for a lifestyle that is largely gone, but which exists forever in the mind of the author. Once you read River Road Stories, you'll become part of the past. --Nick Wynne, PhD, The Florida Historical Society

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Chasing Bones: An Archaeologist's Pursuit of Skeletons

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Chasing Bones: An Archaeologist's Pursuit of Skeletons

In January 2001, Rachel Wentz walked away from a career as a firefighter/paramedic in Orlando to pursue a PhD in anthropology, specializing in the analysis of human remains. Her studies at Florida State University focused on ancient skeletons from the Windover site, but took her into the darker world of forensics and beyond. Travel with Dr. Wentz to the famed museums of London, Paris, and Italy, the fragrant landscapes of Ukraine, the beautiful shores of the Caribbean, and back to Florida. This engaging and fast-paced memoir provides the reader a first-hand glimpse into the fascinating world of bioarchaeology, where skeletons hold the clues to past lives and the ancient civilizations from which they came.

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$7.48

War in Paradise: Stories of World War II in Florida

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War in Paradise: Stories of World War II in Florida

War in Paradise is a collection of articles about the impact of World War II on the Sunshine State. It covers subjects such as (1) German prisoners of war; (2) U-boat attacks along the Florida coast; (3) three Florida natives killed at Pearl Harbor; (4) Army Air Force bombing runs that fell on civilians in Florida; (5) German saboteurs who landed on the Florida peninsula; (6) RAF trainees in Florida; (7) the suicide of a German POW; and (8) the murder of a Floridian in German custody. The book also contains maps, pictures, and sources.

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$16.95

Memoir on the Geography, and Natural and Civil History of Florida

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Memoir on the Geography, and Natural and Civil History of Florida

First published in 1821, Darby's Memoir served as the guide for the earliest American settlers in newly acquired Florida. This volume faithfully reproduces the original, including the large folded map on the inside cover. Handsomely "HardBack" bound and stamped, this volume offers scholars an affordable volume of rare work.

Dr. Joe Knetsch, a noted historian of early Florida, has written an introduction that places the man Darby in the context of the expansion of the United States and manifest destiny.

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$5.00

Joseph Mills White: Anti-Jacksonian Floridian

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Joseph Mills White: Anti-Jacksonian Floridian

In the turbulent world of Florida politics in the early to mid-1800's, Joseph M. White played a prominent role in organizing opposition to the territorial and national efforts of Andrew Jackson and his supporters. Ernest Dibble has done an excellent job of capturing the essence of the political struggles of the era.

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$5.00

Searching Sand and Surf: The Origins of Archaeology in Florida

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Searching Sand and Surf: The Origins of Archaeology in Florida

Archaeology as a discipline is well established in Florida, but that wasn.t always the case. Travel back to when archaeological sites were curiosities on the landscape and speculation as to their origins thrived. Searching Sand and Surf explores the roots of modern archaeology in the state, as seen through articles published in the Florida Historical Quarterly. Witness the evolution of contemporary archaeology in Florida and trace the development of the discipline through some of its most influential voices.

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$12.48
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