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Al Burts Florida: Snowbirds, Sand Castles, and Self-Rising Crackers (Florida History and Culture)
Al Burts Florida: Snowbirds, Sand Castles, and Self-Rising Crackers (Florida History and Culture) Al Burt Jr. 0813015421 9780813015422 As a roving reporter for The Miami Herald from 1973 to 1995, Al Burt traveled all of Florida studying it with the i
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Al Burts Florida: Snowbirds, Sand Castles, and Self-Rising Crackers (Florida History and Culture) by Al Burt Jr.

As a roving reporter for The Miami Herald from 1973 to 1995, Al Burt traveled all of Florida studying it with the insight of a native and the detached eye of the foreign correspondent he had been. During those years, he observed connections with the states past and speculated about its future and, while he was at it, took note of the human frailties and heroisms he witnessed every day. Al Burts Florida is like a family portrait, a loving but not uncritical view of a complex and fascinating state. Burts portrait combines vignettes of notable Floridians - some famous, like Ed Ball, but most better known locally - with those of the states many special places: Okeechobee in the teens and twenties, Miami Beach in the fifties (when dinner in Havana was only a $26 plane ride away), Wakulla Springs when it served as Johnny Weismullers Tarzan movie set, modern-day Tallahassee with its formality and grace.

Author: Al Burt Jr.

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Publisher: University Press of Florida

Publication Date: 1997-09-19

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Al Burt Jr. (Edition: 1st) Hardcover