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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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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.
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.