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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

ISBN: 0813009081

Condition: Near Fine


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. Cason won the case on appeal but with only nominal damages. The four-year legal battle left Rawlings tired and depressed, but lat... 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

Condition: Good +


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 1960s, as LBJ's War on Poverty gained momentum. Size: 12mo -- 7 in 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

ISBN: 0452287057

Condition: Very Good +


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

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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

ISBN: 1561642258

Condition: Fine


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

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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

ISBN: 1596580496

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Good


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 show segregated dances at the camp. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall By 6 in. Wide 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

ISBN: 1578644429

Condition: Fine


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 is a log of the college's physical expansion up through the administration of Kent Sharples (later forced to resign after an ... 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

ISBN: 0897320689

Condition: Near Fine


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; Bulow Creek; Lake Kissimmee; Sanibel-Captiva; Big Cypress. Size: 8vo -- 9 in Tall View more info

The Jug-Eared Kid

By: Carter, John

Price: $6.50

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

Edition: 2nd Printing.

Seller ID: 006083

Condition: Near Fine


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 by News-Journal oldtimers. Affectionate tales about him were recounted at the N-J Reunion Jam held Jan. 8, 2011 in Port Orange... 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

ISBN: 0807114103

Condition: Fine


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

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One Mississippi : A Novel

By: Childress, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown: 2006

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 005974

ISBN: 0316012114

Condition: Fine


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

Savannah's Ghosts

By: Cobb, Al

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Savannah, Georgia, Whitaker Street Books: 2001

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005936

ISBN: 0970553714

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 0813014123

Condition: Very Good


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 Landers; "African Religious Retentions in Florida" by Robert Hall; "African Americans in British East Florida, 1... 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

ISBN: 0933078102

Condition: Very Good


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

Belk: A Century of Retail Leadership

By: Covington, Howard E., Jr.

Price: $4.70

Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C., University of North Carolina Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002801

ISBN: 0807818224

Condition: Verty Good +


308 pp., with approx. 50 b&w photos. No markings. Very slight wear. A history of the Belk department store chain. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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Florida Frenzy

By: Crews, Harry

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A., Univ Pr of Florida: 1992

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 005749

ISBN: 0-8130-0726-7

Condition: Very Good +


138 pp. Light curling, small scuff on rear cover. Spine uncreased. No markings in text. Lightly used. A collection of 13 essays and 3 short stories about rural Florida. View more info

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Body

By: Crews, Harry

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Old Tappan, New Jersey., Touchstone Books (Simon & Schuster): 1992

Edition: 6th Printing

Seller ID: 005972

ISBN: 0671758527

Condition: Very Good +


240 pp. Browning of inside covers, text clean and bright. No spine creasing. No markings. A bodybuilder sets out to give a woman a spectacular body for a beauty pageant, but then her backwoods family show up to complicate things. View more info

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Scar Lover

By: Crews, Harry

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Touchstone Books (Simon & Schuster): 1993

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 007113

ISBN: 0671797867

Condition: Very Good


284 pp. Light rubbing along cover edges and spine corners. Corner crease on cover. No writing. Sprine uncreased. Light smudges on inside cover. Text clean. A Southern Gothic novel about a beautiful woman who takes control of her scarred lover. View more info