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Invasion of Privacy: The Cross Creek Trial of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

By: Acton, Patricia Nassif

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Fl., Univ of Florida Press: 1988

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Inscription: By Author

Seller ID: 009227


175 pp. Nearly new. An Orlando Sentinel review of the book was laid in front, leaving a yellowish acid shadow on the inside cover. Otherwise clean. Signed "Regards, Patricia Acton April 1989" on half-title page. Fascinating, detailed account of the lawsuit Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings faced after publishing "Cross Creek" in 1942. Zelma Cason, a former friend and neighbor of Rawlings, resented the way she was depicted in the memoir, and sued for $100,000. Caso... View more info

Three Tenant Families: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men

By: Agee, James

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Ballantine: 1969

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010277


428 pp. Moderate toning of text, light edgewear, spine crease. Text clean, textblock still tight. No markings. About 60 full-page b&w photos by Evans form an unpaginated introduction to the text. A pioneering report on poverty among sharecroppers during the Great Depression in the Deep South. Fortune magazine originally commissioned the project but then rejected it, leaving it to Houghton Mifflin to publish the material in 1941. The book was mostly ignored until the 1960... View more info

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Bastard out of Carolina: (Plume Essential Edition)

By: Allison, Dorothy

Price: $4.50

Publisher: NY, Plume (New American Library): 2005

Edition: Reprint.

Seller ID: 010233


309 pp.Close to new. slight bumping of corners. No markings. Gatefold flaps. Spine uncreased. A National Book Award nominee, telling the saga of a southern family's hard times. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In View more info

Payne's Prairie: A History of the Great Savanna

By: Andersen, Lars

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Sarasota, Florida, Pineapple Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009370


156 pp. with bibliography, index, historical photos, b&w illustrations. Nearly new, sticker glue remains on rear panel of dust jacket. No markings. A natural and political history of a large grassland basin south of Gainesville, Florida, now a conservation area. Size: 8vo--8.75 in Tall View more info

College Prowler: Florida State University Off the Record

By: Bist, Richard

Price: $2.50

Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa., College Prowler Inc: 2005

Edition: 1st Paperback Edition.

Seller ID: 006074


138 pp., several additional pages for notes. Some rippling of text and dampstains on edges. OK as reading copy. An informal, uncensored report on Florida State by a cross-section of students on campus. Provides a feeling of campus life and atmosphere. FSU rates high for friendliness, low for cultural and entertainment attractions in Tallahassee. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Emerald Coast Review -- Volume IX

By: Bowden, Jesse Earle and Hildreth, Margret T., Eds

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pensacola, Florida, West Florida Literary Federation: 1999

Seller ID: 005163


232 pp. Slight crease on rear cover, light thumbing. No spine creasing, no markings, still close to new. A collection of poetry, short stories and essays from about 40 West Florida authors, most of them published. Includes a few photographs. Size: 8vo -- 9 in. Tall View more info

The Villlage of Five Lives: The Fontana of the Great Smoky Mountains

By: Boyden, Lucile Kirby

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Fontana Dam, North Carolina, Government Services: 1964

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009202


72 pp. Firm binding, lightly read. No markings except previous owner's name on inside cover. Color photo of a valley on front cover. An overview of the history and development of Graham County in Western North Carolina, establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and construction of the Fontana hydroelectric dam and surrounding settlements. Endpaper map of Smoky Mountain region. Text has map of Fontana Village. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall View more info

Max & Me: The Abuse of Power in Florida's Community Colleges

By: Brady, Marion

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Cocoa, Florida, Marion Brady: 1994

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003291


248 pp., notes. No markings, spine uncreased. Nearly new. A former education professor details his running battle with Maxell King, president of Brevard Community College, and his ultimate firing by King. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

Beyond the Theme Parks: Exploring Central Florida

By: Brotemarkle, Benjamin D.

Price: $3.65

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, University Press of Florida: 1999

Seller ID: 000718


232 pp., approx. 60 b&w photos, index. A guide to the Orlando area's history and culture outside the Disney orbit. Author is a public radio cultural commentator in Orlando. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

A Camera Trip Through Camp Croft, Spartanburg, S.C.

By: Camp Croft Public Relations Office

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y., Ullman Co.:

Seller ID: 009674


32 pp. unpagingated. Overall light wear, but tape damage and tears on rear cover and final page. No publication date but likely late 1943 or 1944. A photo souvenir of Army training facilities that were opened near Spartanburg in 1941. Two pages of history, but most of the booklet consists of snapshot-type photos showing GIs going through basic training. Front cover shows earnest trainee in jeans, undershirt, sun hat and ammo belts draped around his neck. A few photos sho... View more info

Daytona Beach Community College: Fifty Years of Shaping Our Community

By: Carroll, Charles "Chip"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Virginia Beach, Va., Donning Co.: 2007

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009407


128 pp. Numerous b&w photos and a few in color. Virtually new, no markings or edge wear. A history of Daytona's public college, now known as Daytona State College. The narrative starts with the 1929 opening of The Opportunity School, providing business and vocational classes. Later, after the US Army closed a rehab center after World War 2, the government gave its property for use as a community college campus, northwest of the Daytona Beach Airport. This book primarily ... View more info

A Hiking Guide to the Trails of Florida

By: Carter, Elizabeth F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Birmingham Ala., Menasha Ridge Press: 1987

Edition: Stated First Printing.

Seller ID: 005893


127 pp. with bibliography, index, numerous maps. Light edge rubbing; no markings, spine uncreased. A summary of 41 trails in all parts of Florida. Includes pointers about special features, wildlife to spot, trail length, access, level of difficulty, etc. Some of the venues included: Blackwater River State Forest; Osceola Natl Forest; Withlacoochee State Forest; Ocala Natl Forest; St. Mark's Natl Wildlife Refuge; Merritt Is. Refuge; Wekiva Springs; Everglades; Fort Clinch... View more info

The Jug-Eared Kid

By: Carter, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Daytona Beach Florida, The News-Journal Corp.: 2001

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 006083


273 pp. Close to new, no markings. Spine uncreased. Slight yellowing spot on rear cover near top edge. Color cover sketch by Steve McLachlin. A delightful collection of newspaper columns by the late John Carter, who amused Daytona Beach readers with tales of his boyhood in Jacksonville and the Old Florida characters and folkways that he cherished. Carter worked at the Daytona Beach News-Journal for nearly 15 years, and his catch phrases and anecdotes are still repeated b... View more info

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I Am One of You Forever: A Novel

By: Chappell, Fred

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Baton Rouge, L., Louisiana State Univ Press: 1987

Edition: 8th Printing

Seller ID: 007165


181pp. Nearly new. Previous owner's name and embossed mark on preliminary page. A novel about a boy growing up in North Carolina in the 1940s. Southern Magazine blurb: "Through a series of family vignettes that circle a central unspoken tragedy, Chappell combines dramatic and lyrical talents to produce a high-spirited elegey. Among living Southern writers, only Eudora Welty has this range of tone." View more info

One Mississippi : A Novel

By: Childress, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown: 2006

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 005974


385 pp. Close to new, gift quality. Spine uncreased, text clean. A boy-bonding tale set in a Mississippi high school in the 1970s. View more info

Tampa's People with a Purpose

By: Christopher, W. Scott

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Tampa, Florida, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 004924


443 pp., numerous b&w photos. Index. Near fine green cloth cover with gilt titling intact; no titling on spine (as produced). No markings, light slant to spine. Bright text. Light chipping to dust jacket. A chronicle of Tampa's business growth, with emphasis on the 1920-1990 period. Ths volume commemmorated the centennial of the Tampa Board of Trade, precursor of the local chamber of commerce. Highlights include Tampa's successful effort to recruit the cigar industry and... View more info

Savannah's Ghosts

By: Cobb, Al

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Savannah, Georgia, Whitaker Street Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005936


105 pp. Virtually new. Spine uncreased. Humorously signed, "Boo! Sandra Mudge" (Her gravestone is depicted on the front cover.) An informal collection of anecdotes about paranormal investigations and occurrences in Savannah, Georgia. The author is active in a paranormal research group called The Searchers. Size: 8vo-- 9 in Tall View more info

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The African American Heritage of Florida

By: Colburn, David R. And Landers, Jane, Eds.

Price: $5.50

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, Univ Press of Florida: 1995

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 009110


392 pp, bibliography, index. Lightly thumbed, pencil underlinings and check marks on a half-dozen pages, "used" stamping on bottom edge. Otherwise clean. "A Florida Sesquicentennial Book." Thirteen scholarly articles on several facets of Florida history, providing fresh research on its black slaves and freemen settlers, and their descendants. Titles include: "Traditions of African American Freedom and Community in Spanish Colonial America" by Jane... View more info

Orlando's Leu House

By: Cole, Julie; Allaback, and Stewart, Laura

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Orlando, Harry P. Leu Gardens: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition Stated.

Seller ID: 009383


113 pp. on glossy paper. Nearly new, small stray reddish mark on rear cover, and lightly thumbed, else perfect. Numerous historical b&w photos on nearly every page. Although the title suggests this is a guide to a mansion, this scarce work actually is much more -- an overview of the earliest decades of Orlando history, its pioneer families, early industries, landmark buildings, social patterns, etc. About a quarter of the book centers on the Leu House and its gardens, an... View more info

King Cotton

By: Combs, Evelyn Kelley

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Ormond Beach, Florida, Southern Heritage Publishing: 1982

Edition: 2nd Edition.

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 002352


227 pp. Light rubbing along spine. Signed by author with inscription to "Kay" on inside front cover. A former Georgia radio writer spins a tale of Georgia farmers struggling during the Depression. The author now resides in Ormond Beach, Fl. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info