Oh Florida

A New York Times Bestseller Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no “Stand Your Ground,” . . . you get the idea. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It’s a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a carefree paradise, yet it’s also known for its perils-alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its manmade fantasies. Oh, Florida! explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. It is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird-and why that’s okay. Florida couldn’t be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. But there is far more to Florida than its sideshow freakiness. Oh, Florida! explains how Florida secretly, subtly influences all the other states in the Union, both for good and for ill.

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  • Author : Craig Pittman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 1466882174
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 15 reviews
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Oh, Florida!

Oh, Florida!
  • Author : Craig Pittman
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release : 05 July 2016
GET THIS BOOKOh, Florida!

A New York Times Bestseller Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it’s a paradise. To others, it’s a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio

Cat Tale

Cat Tale
  • Author : Craig Pittman
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release : 21 January 2020
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A Garden & Gun Best Book of 2020 “Witty and passionate.” —Lauren Groff “Craig Pittman has a remarkable talent for telling stories set in the Sunshine State that never fail to fascinate and entertain.”—Gilbert King “The definitive book on one of America’s least understood apex predators. The story of how Florida’s panthers were saved from extinction is one that both deserves and needs to be told.” —Dane Huckelbridge The captivating tale of the Florida panther, its survival and rescue

A Florida State of Mind

A Florida State of Mind
  • Author : James D. Wright
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release : 30 April 2019
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A witty history of the state that's always in the news, for everything from alligator attacks to zany crimes. There's an old clip of Bugs Bunny sawing the entire state of Florida off the continent—and every single time a news story springs up about some shenanigans in Florida, someone on the internet posts it in response. Why are we so ready to wave goodbye to the Sunshine State? In A Florida State of Mind: An Unnatural History of Our

Painting Constitutional Law

Painting Constitutional Law
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 11 January 2021
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In Painting Constitutional Law, scholars of constitutional law analyse Xavier Cortada’s series May It Please the Court. Exploring new connections between contemporary art and law, they discuss how Cortada captures these foundational decisions, their people, and their events on canvas.

The State You're In

The State You're In
  • Author : Craig Pittman
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 21 September 2021
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Jump into the wacky, wild world of Florida For more than 30 years, investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Craig Pittman has chronicled the wildest stories Florida has to offer. Featuring a selection of columns that have appeared in the Tampa Bay Times and other outlets throughout Pittman's career, this book highlights just how strange and wonderful Florida can be. With a folksy style, an eye for the absurd, and a passion for the history and environment of his

Florida Crime Writers

Florida Crime Writers
  • Author : Steve Glassman
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 29 October 2007
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This book examines Florida crime novelists through interviews with several contemporary mystery writers, all of whom have based many of their stories in the Keys, Miami, the Everglades, or other locations throughout the state. Included are The Mango Opera s Tom Corcoran, Florida Roadkill s Tim Dorsey, and Wreckers Key s Christine Kling, among 21 others. Organized alphabetically, separate entries give a biographical sketch of each author before a transcript of each interview.

Moon Florida

Moon Florida
  • Author : Jason Ferguson
  • Publisher : Moon Travel
  • Release : 12 June 2018
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From Pensacola and the Panhandle, to Miami beaches and mingling with Mickey, Moon Florida reveals the best of the Sunshine State. Inside you'll find: Flexible, strategic itineraries, from the two-week best of Florida to a quick Gulf Coast getaway, designed for history buffs, outdoor adventurers, beach bums, and more Highlights and unique experiences: Relax on miles of white-sand beaches and watch the sunrise over the sparkling Atlantic, or indulge in hours of roller-coaster fun at Orlando's famous theme parks. Make