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River of the Golden Ibis Hardcover – 1973

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"A beautifully written informal account of the Tampa Bay region". -- Library Journal --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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From its idyllic source in the Green Swamp, the Hillsborough River winds past columns of cypress and matted shrubs and opens into Tampa Bay, part of Florida's urbanized, publicized western Suncoast. The river is not a long one, but its legend in contemporary America is far-reaching. In a narrative that is as exciting to read as it is historically compelling, Gloria Jahoda traces the Hillsborough River's origin to prehistoric times, chronicles the arrivals of the conquistadores, the missionaries, and the marauders greedy for treasure, and points out how twentieth-century ambitions threaten to destroy the environment as surely as earlier encroachment annihilated native peoples. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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  • Hardcover: 408 pages
  • Publisher: Holt, Rinehart and Winston; 1st edition (1973)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0030857635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0030857638
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6.2 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,479,713 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I may be somewhat biased, being a 6th generation Floridian, but I learned more about Florida history from this book than from any other source. Beautifully written, almost poetic in its descriptions, a must read.
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As a child my parents lived in Temple Terrace on the banks of the Hillsborough River and the river was a huge part of my life. I had a boat and had friends up and down the river that also had boats. We fished, we went camping, we skied, and swam on a daily basis. However, what we enjoyed most was exploring the upper river. It was like stepping back in time.

I didn't even know this book existed until I began to do research for my own book project about the river. As a creationalist and a student of ancient American history I disagree with some of the authors assumptions but I loved the book and found her writing style very absorbing. I certainly learned a lot and it has further kindled my desire to continue my project.

The Hillsborough River played such a vital role is the development of Tampa and I highly recommend the book to anyone who has any kind of attachment to the river or has an interest in how Tampa came to be.

Wes Driggers
wdconsult@aol.com
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The love and appreciation Gloria Jahoda had for Florida is so clearly communicated in her writing. Her style is natural but highly informative in a seemingly "informal" way. Very difficult for a writer to do--give the appearance of it being so easy to explain the most complicated thoughts, perceptions, and observations of the things he or she has investigated and come to know and love.

Gloria Jahoda's writing is a gift to all of us--in and outside of Florida--who know or want to know the sights, sounds, history, and topography of a state that is changing rather quickly now. Her writing is so easy to read but filled with more feeling and descriptions than seem possible to be conveyed by words.
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By Dorothy Chance on September 16, 2002
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This amazing book should stand as a model for historians, environmentalists and poets. The language is exquisite, the metaphors glimmering and the people are "real." A true joy to read and savor.
Having newly moved to Tampa, this book is the invitation I need to feel welcomed in an environment very different from the Tennessee I left. The significance of PLACE is celebrated.
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Absolutely wonderful read. I have purchased several copies and given to friends. As a fifth generation inhabitant of Tampa, I couldn't put it down.
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