Touched by the Sun: The Florida Chronicles, Volume 3

Touched by the Sun: The Florida Chronicles, Volume 3

by Stuart B McIver


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Touched by the Sun: The Florida Chronicles, Volume 3 by Stuart B McIver

Florida has long been a mecca for those looking for a change of scenery, pace, or fortune. One way or another, all who enter Florida are "Touched by the Sun." Its powerful rays leave them with a sense of well-being, better health, or maybe just a sunburn. Come meet some of the glorious sun-drenched characters.

In this third volume of the Florida Chronicles, a continuing series on the states history, author Stuart B. McIver tells his tales of Florida through the often tangled lives of people who could never be brushed aside as ordinary. These players in that great theatrical production called Florida include presidents, cowboys, gangsters, baseball players, writers, politicians, captains of industry, inventors, movie stars, and even a fire chief.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561644407
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/28/2008
Series: Florida Chronicles Series , #3
Pages: 259
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stuart McIver was the author of eleven books on Florida. In addition, he wrote more than four hundred stories and articles for both regional and national publications and was the editor of South Florida History Magazine. A North Carolina native, McIver has been called “south Florida’s tribal storyteller.”

Table of Contents

Introduction ix Heavy Hitters
1 Indian Summer of the Babe 1
2 An Olympian Homer 11
3 Riders of the Kissimmee Prairie 17
4 Up from Hell's Hole 22
5 Hail to the Chiefs 29 Exposed to the Sun
6 Watch the Birdie 41
7 Paris in the Everglades 50
8 Ill Wind Across the Glades 55 Crime Scene
9 Author Fought Medical Mystery 65
10 Killing Ma Barker Again 71
11 Stop and Go 79
12 Where Is Bum Farto? 88 Get Out the Votes
13 Scandalous First Lady 97
14 Fletcher's Fiber Fumble 104
15 Two-Gun Sidney Catts 111
16 Good Genes 118 Soldiers, Sailors, and Spies
17 Bungled Spy Mission 129
18 Cavalry Versus Navy 133
19 Remember the Maine! 141 Touched and Untouched
20 Visions of a Better Tomorrow 151
21 No Paradise for Lorena 156 They Delivered the Goods
22 Last Train from Fernandina 165
23 Shoeless Legend 173
24 Stagecoach to Miami 180 Only Natural
25 'Cane Ended the Good Times 187
26 Floyd Wray's Everglades Dream 194
27 King of a Jungle River 202 The Good Life
28 America's First Christmas 209
29 North Pole, Florida-Style 214
30 Edison and Ford, Good Friends 223
31 The Old Swimming Hole 229
32 A Two-Hole Golf Course 241 Bibliography 251 Index 253

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