Books tagged: florida history

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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Discrimination & Race Relations, Nonfiction » Law » Civil rights
Thurgood Marshall rides the train in the Jim Crow car (the one directly behind the engine) to the American south to defend yet another black citizen in court. Marshall, who was the grandson of a mixed-race slave, is an integral part of the growing civil rights movement in America.
Glenn Fireball Roberts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,850. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Glenn Fireball Roberts was a frequent winner of stock car races and one of NASCAR's early heroes. He was voted most popular driver in the late 1950s by fans and was a good interview for reporters. His life ended after he was burned in a stock car race at Charlotte in 1964. My book reveals why it was easier for Junior Johnson and Ned Jarrett to survive the wreck than it was for Fireball Roberts.
From The First Coast
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 83,810. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A second collection of essays and stories from north Florida
The Sanibel Island Lighthouse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
A specialized history of Sanibel Island, Florida, 1513-2014. Features the history and operation of the Sanibel Island Lighthouse. Well-illustrated
The North Florida Trilogy: Boxed Set of 3 Complete Novels
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 276,070. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Black Bay Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Three complete novels of mystery and suspense in North Florida in the 1980s. Hell and High Water features Carla Conway, a shrimp boat operator who finds a corpse in an old church. Museum Piece finds PI Vicky Rankin in search of Conquistador treasure. Time Piece is the story of Melanie Truslow's search for the man who caused her father to jump off a pier one stormy night. Three women, three cases.
Mosaic
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 94,950. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
A car accident leaves Erin Rocheford, a seventeen-year-old hockey player, fractured, disfigured, near death. Erin's parents decide that a vacation in Florida is just what she needs to recover. But soon after arriving, a tale of an odd English pirate and his feisty captive—a story of defiance and decapitation—weaves itself into her mind and threatens her sanity and her very soul.
The Minorcan Quarter, The Colonial Tale of St. Augustine
Series: Minorcan, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 127,930. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
Beginning during the American Revolution, The Minorcan Quarter spans a turbulent period in history. Don Francisco Pellicer and his fellow immigrants struggle through hardships to build new lives in St. Augustine after escaping years of slave-like conditions in New Smyrna. Follow the destitute band as they scratch out an American existence in the wake of countless lives lost and endless hardships.
Jonathan Dickinson's Journal
Price: Free! Words: 41,970. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
This narrative of a shipwreck on the Florida coast in 1696 and the suffering and heroism of the survivors.
The River Way Home: The Adventures of the Cowboy, the Indian, & the Amazon Queen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,600. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
Best Florida YA Book of 2013! Best Florida Adult Fiction of 2013! (The Florida Authors and Publishers Association) ALLIGATORS, OUTLAWS, AND TOURISTS? Join three young teens, an African-American girl and two boys, a Cracker and a Seminole, on the adventure of a lifetime through the Florida Jungle of 1914.
Homemade Thunder: War on the South Coast 1861-1865
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
Bloody warfare raged along the South Atlantic coast from 1861 until 1865, much of it overlooked in the headlines of the day, later quickly and happily forgotten. But it happened, American against American, brother against brother, father against son, neighbor against neighbor along the quiet tide creeks and hidden inlets and across the trackless, sighing green marshes.