Spiral Binding

Book is fastened together by a spiral of wire or plastic that coils through a series of holes punched along one side of the covers and each page, much like a notebook.

FRIEND MEMBERSHIP

FRIEND MEMBERSHIP
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FRIEND MEMBERSHIP

All FHS members receive our newsletter, The Society Report, a 10% discount at Florida Books & Gifts bookstore in Cocoa Village, and early notice of special events, including our Annual Meeting & Symposium.

All FHS Memberships run for one year from the month payment is received.

$30.00

BASIC MEMBERSHIP

BASIC MEMBERSHIP
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BASIC MEMBERSHIP

All FHS members receive our newsletter, The Society Report, a 10% discount at Florida Books & Gifts bookstore in Cocoa Village, and early notice of special events, including our Annual Meeting & Symposium.

Additionally, Basic Members also receive:  The Florida Historical Quarterly, our award winning journal in Electronic format

$50.00

STANDARD MEMBERSHIP

STANDARD MEMBERSHIP
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STANDARD MEMBERSHIP

All FHS Members receive our newsletter, The Society Report, a 10% discount at Florida Books and Gifts bookstore in Cocoa Village, and early notice of special events, including our Annual Meeting and Symposium.

Additionally, Standard Members also receive:

1.  The electronic edition of The Florida Historical Quarterly, our award winning journal. 

If you would like to receive the PRINT edition of the Quarterly, please notify us at:  membership@myfloridahistory.org

$75.00

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

FAMILY MEMBERSHIP
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FAMILY MEMBERSHIP

All FHS Members receive our newsletter, The Society Report, a 10% discount at Florida Books & Gifts bookstore in Cocoa Village, and early notice of special events, including our Annual Meeting and Symposium.

Additionally, Family Members also receive:

1.  The electronic edition of The Florida Historical Quarterly, our award winning journal. 

If you would like to receive the print edition of the Quarterly, please notifiy us at:  membership@myfloridahistory.org

$100.00

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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Price:$24.95

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YOU are a part of Florida history, and we are telling YOUR story. The Florida Historical Society preserves books, maps, postcards, photographs, documents and more at the Library of Florida History. We publish the latest research in the Florida Historical Quarterly, and in FHS Press books. We produce our “Florida Frontiers” radio and television programs, and podcasts. We gather for two conferences annually, make daily posts on Facebook, and much more.

$25.00

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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Price:$12.47

The Trouble With Panthers

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The Trouble With Panthers

“The trouble with panthers is they can’t change. With the whole world changin round it, old panther got no choice but to go on bein a panther. It can’t reason like you and me -- can’t decide to earn its livin a little differently.”

Central Florida, November 2004. Upon hearing this admonition from his dying grandfather, young cowman, Bodie Rawlerson, doesn’t hesitate to promise the old man that he won’t be like the panther. Though he hates change, fears it more than anything else, he vows to do whatever necessary to carry on the family legacy of raising cattle on the land he so dearly loves. But unbeknownst to Bodie, forces are already in motion to render his promise impossible to keep. Within days of his grandfather’s passing, these forces of human (and inhuman) nature will convince him that nothing lasts forever, that change is life’s only certainty -- that time and chance do indeed rule us all.

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Price:$19.95

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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Price:$10.00

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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Price:$10.00

Florida's Maritime Heritage: The Sketchbook of Philip Ayer Sawyer 1938

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Florida's Maritime Heritage: The Sketchbook of Philip Ayer Sawyer 1938

This is intended to be a faithful reproduction of the original, with background information added as a Introduction and to accompany some of the sketches. Sawyer's expectation was that his drawings should eventually illustrate a manuscript which would describe the maritime history of Florida. In a small way it is hoped this book, in his memory and seventy-five years later, may that purpose.

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Price:$29.95

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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Price:$7.47

The Frank Thomas Florida Songbook

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The Frank Thomas Florida Songbook

2018 David C. Brotemarkle Book Award Winner

Frank Thomas writes and performs songs about the history, people, and places of Florida. Songs such as Old Cracker Cowman, The Flatwoods of Home, Spanish Gold have earned him a loyal following. In 2013, Thomas was inducted into the Florida Artists Hall of Fame.

This songbook, which features lyrics and chords, is the only printed collection of songs by the legendary Frank Thomas. There are more than 80 songs in this collection, with introductions by Frank Thomas, Ann Thomas, and Lisa Thomas.

Thomas' Florida roots run deep. His family has lived here since the late 1700s, participating in the Seminole Indian Wars and the Civil War. When Frank Thomas returned to the Sunshine State in the 1970s, he met Florida Troubadour Will McLean, who encouraged him to write songs about Florida. Thomas joined other folk musicians such as Gamble Rogers, Paul Champion, and Bobby Drawdy in their efforts to preserve Florida stories in song.

Thomas has gained a reputation for strongly encouraging other performers to write songs about Florida history and culture. He performs regularly at the Florida Folk Festival each Memorial Day weekend, and at venues throughout the state.

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Price:$34.95

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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Price:$16.95

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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Price:$12.47
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