Coming to Pass Florida’s Coastal Islands in a Gulf of Change by Susan Cerulean & David Moynahan. University of Georgia Press, paper. The little developed string of islands along Florida’s Gulf Coast.
Barrier Islands of the Florida Gulf Coast Peninsula by Richard A. Davis Jr. Pineapple Press. Covers the thirty barrier islands along 200-mile Gulf coast of the Florida peninsula.
Imagining Florida; History and Myth in the Sunshine State by Boca Raton Museum of Art. University of Florida Press, paper. Florida was an inspiration for artists as well as a destination: John Singer Sargent, Andrew Wyeth, and Milton Avery.
For Sale – American Paradise; How Our Nation Was Sold an Impossible Dream in Florida by Willie Drye. Lyons, paper. How Florida real estate became entwined with our dreams of getting rich, until a catastrophic hurricane came along.
Thatched Roofs and Open Sides; The Architecture of Chickees and Their Changing Role in Seminole Society by Carrie Dilley. University of Florida, paper. Dilley navigates archeology traditional architecture, and oral history.
The Biohistory of Florida; From the Pleistocene to Today by Francis W. Zettle. Pineapple Press, paper. From vast prairies where shovel-tusked elephants roamed to vast orange groves interlaced with interstate freeways and toll roads. Florida continues to evo
The Global Edge; Miami in the Twenty-First Century by Alejandro Portea & Ariel Armony. University of California Press, paper. The authors talk about Miami as a “global city,” the rise of finance and banking without parallel in the U.S. South.