Al Burt's Florida (The Florida History and Culture Series)
By: Al Burt (author)Hardback
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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 state's 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 Burt's Florida is like a family portrait, a loving but not uncritical view of a complex and fascinating state. Burt's portrait combines vignettes of notable Floridians - some famous, like Ed Ball, but most better known locally - with those of the state's 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 Weismuller's Tarzan movie set, modern-day Tallahassee with its formality and grace.
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