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Seasons of Real Florida (Florida History and Culture) Hardcover – April 8, 2004
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...these 47 vignettes will inspire you 'to get out and discover Real Florida on your own.' -- Tallahassee Democrat, November 28,2004
[A] splendid collection....Indeed, what Klinkenberg calls the real Florida is a state on the verge of extinction. -- St. Petersburg Times, April 25, 2004
Top Customer Reviews
This book is hard to put down. Though I'm a native Floridian and, for all but two years of my life, have been a life-long resident of the Sunshine State, and though I have traveled through almost every corner of it, I still found myself discovering new places and stories that I didn't know about, and becoming reacquainted with old ones and seeing them in a new light. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a taste of Real Florida!
"Seasons" real value is in the future when we read its stories of people and places and look back wistfully at Florida as it was. And it reminds me that Florida today is still full of charm. And charming writers like Jeff Klinkenberg.
I'm a hard-to-please reader, and this one completely satisfied.
Plus it let me go back in time to places I have been and to read about folks that I had meet years ago.
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I expected a somewhat dry account of Florida history, but boy was I surprised. Jeff uses seasons to set up groups of interviews with the most interesting Floridians imaginable. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Dp boling
So interesting . I likeke learning a little history of a place,off the usual path.the author makes me want to see it !Published on September 19, 2013 by Nan
A fun and easy way to explore Florida, past and present. A must read for anyone and everyone interested in Florida.Published on July 22, 2013 by cskjr
Not Nanette, but her husband. The book was in at least as good a condition as described, probably better. As for the content, just what I was looking for. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is revealing to anyone who lives in Florida but doesn't really know what is out there. The stories are well told and insightful. Read morePublished on June 14, 2013 by C. Hipskind
Excellent, wide-ranging examples of the people and places that have contributed to Florida's various subcultures. Very readable, informative and amusing.Published on May 1, 2013 by Thomas S
Jeff Klinkenberg captures the real Florida, a special place apart from Mickey, South Beach, and Shamu. Read morePublished on March 24, 2013 by Feather Pen
For a different view about the "real" Florida, this book fills the bill. It's not the traditional promotional book about attractions but rather the lesser known side of... Read morePublished on March 23, 2013 by Francine M. Webb
I think that I would read ANYTHING by Klinkenberg or Carl Hiaasen..........both are storytellers and fabulous for ANYONE who loves this wonderful state! Read morePublished on March 1, 2013 by Johnna R. Patterson