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The Spirit of the River (Special Edition) By Jackie Jackson
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The story of the family who built Fort Lauderdale’s legendary Riverside Hotel. The Riverside Hotel is so much more than a place to stay - it is living history. The story of the founding of... More > this hotel, at the very heart of a great Florida city, is in many ways the story of the founding of a community. This book tells the story of the people who came together to build one of Florida’s oldest and most celebrated hotels on one of America’s favorite streets; Las Olas Boulevard.< Less
The Spirit of the River (softcover) By Jackie Jackson
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The story of the family who built Fort Lauderdale’s legendary Riverside Hotel Hotel The Riverside Hotel is so much more than a place to stay - it is living history. The story of the... More > founding of this hotel, at the very heart of a great Florida city, is in many ways the story of the founding of a community. This book tells the story of the people who came together to build one of Florida’s oldest and most celebrated hotels on one of America’s favorite streets; Las Olas Boulevard.< Less
Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale By Keith D. Mitzner
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, finds itself on many Top Ten lists. It’s a great place to live, work, and play. A small city, it contains a major seaport and cruise terminal, a bustling international... More > airport, a fabulous beach, a world-class yacht center, an inviting riverfront, a dynamic business community, plus an array of cultural and entertainment options. In Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale, author Keith D. Mitzner details the origins, history, and qualities of Fort Lauderdale beginning with the key player Tom Bryan. Tom Bryan touched nearly every aspect of Ft. Lauderdale development, sometimes acting alone, but more often in a group. Ed King was also a trailblazer who built key structures and boats and was active in dredging local waterways. T< Less
Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale By Keith D. Mitzner
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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, finds itself on many Top Ten lists. It’s a great place to live, work, and play. A small city, it contains a major seaport and cruise terminal, a bustling international... More > airport, a fabulous beach, a world-class yacht center, an inviting riverfront, a dynamic business community, plus an array of cultural and entertainment options. In Tom Bryan and Other Movers and Shapers of Early Fort Lauderdale, author Keith D. Mitzner details the origins, history, and qualities of Fort Lauderdale beginning with the key player Tom Bryan. Tom Bryan touched nearly every aspect of Ft. Lauderdale development, sometimes acting alone, but more often in a group. Ed King was also a trailblazer who built key structures and boats and was active in dredging local waterways.< Less
South Florida Winters: 1981-1984 By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson started writing a daily diary in the summer of 1969, when he turned 18, and has compiled daily entries since then. In the six volumes of THE BROOKLYN DIARIES (SUMMER IN BROOKLYN,... More > AUTUMN IN BROOKLYN, WINTER IN BROOKLYN, SPRING IN BROOKLYN, MORE SUMMER IN BROOKLYN, and A YEAR IN ROCKAWAY), Grayson published selected entries from 1969 to 1980. Now, in SOUTH FLORIDA WINTERS, the first volume of THE EIGHTIES DIARIES, Grayson describes his move, at age 29, from his native New York City to South Florida's sunny and warm winters. In the years 1981-1984, Grayson publishes several books of short stories, runs for the Davie Town Council, becomes a community college professor, and a celebrity getting his photo in People, USA Today, and national and local newspapers and magazines, and appears on dozens of radio and TV shows. SOUTH FLORIDA WINTERS contains his entries from the days of the Mariel boatlift, the condo commando and the cocaine cowboy in Miami/Fort Lauderdale during the age of Reagan.< Less
South Florida Winters: 1981-1984 By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson started writing a daily diary in the summer of 1969, when he turned 18, and has compiled daily entries since then. In the six volumes of THE BROOKLYN DIARIES (SUMMER IN BROOKLYN,... More > AUTUMN IN BROOKLYN, WINTER IN BROOKLYN, SPRING IN BROOKLYN, MORE SUMMER IN BROOKLYN, and A YEAR IN ROCKAWAY), Grayson published selected entries from 1969 to 1980. Now, in SOUTH FLORIDA WINTERS, the first volume of THE EIGHTIES DIARIES, Grayson describes his move, at age 29, from his native New York City to South Florida's sunny and warm winters. In the years 1981-1984, Grayson publishes several books of short stories, runs for the Davie Town Council, becomes a community college professor, and a celebrity getting his photo in People, USA Today, and national and local newspapers and magazines, and appears on dozens of radio and TV shows. SOUTH FLORIDA WINTERS contains his entries from the days of the Mariel boatlift, the condo commando and the cocaine cowboy in Miami/Fort Lauderdale during the age of Reagan.< Less
Springtime in Lauderhill By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson started writing a daily diary in the summer of 1969, when he turned 18, and has compiled daily entries since then. In the six volumes of THE BROOKLYN DIARIES, Grayson published... More > selected entries from 1969 to 1980. Now, in THE EIGHTIES DIARIES, Grayson describes his itinerant life in his thirties during the Reagan era. Following the three previous volumes, SPRINGTIME IN LAUDERHILL recounta two months Grayson spent living in a run-down apartment complex in a fading Fort Lauderdale suburb.< Less
Springtime in Lauderhill By Richard Grayson
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Richard Grayson started writing a daily diary in the summer of 1969, when he turned 18, and has compiled daily entries since then. In the six volumes of THE BROOKLYN DIARIES, Grayson published... More > selected entries from 1969 to 1980. Now, in THE EIGHTIES DIARIES, Grayson describes his itinerant life in his thirties during the Reagan era. Following the three previous volumes, SPRINGTIME IN LAUDERHILL recounta two months Grayson spent living in a run-down apartment complex in a fading Fort Lauderdale suburb.< Less
RAP ON TRIAL: 2 Live Crew, Obscenity, and South Florida Justice, 1990 By Richard Grayson
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In 1990 the rap group 2 Live Crew's album, "As Nasty As They Wanna Be," with its hit single, "Me So Horny," was declared obscene by a federal judge in South Florida. Broward... More > County subsequently arrested 2 Live Crew for a live performance of the banned album at a Hollywood nightclub and also arrested a Fort Lauderdale record store owner for selling the forbidden CD. Acclaimed author and diarist Richard Grayson (The Brooklyn Diaries, With Hitler in New York, WRITE-IN: Diary of a Florida Congressional Candidate) here takes us back to the courtrooms of Broward County in that tumultuous fall of 1990. Grayson's diary entries from those two obscenity trials -- both with shocking verdicts -- make for an amazing historical record of a time when hiphop music was considered not fit for "civilized" people.< Less
Rap on Trial: Crew, Obscenity, and South Florida Justice, 1990 By Richard Grayson
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In 1990 the rap group 2 Live Crew's album, "As Nasty As They Wanna Be," with its hit single, "Me So Horny," was declared obscene by a federal judge in South Florida. Broward... More > County subsequently arrested 2 Live Crew for a live performance of the banned album at a Hollywood nightclub and also arrested a Fort Lauderdale record store owner for selling the forbidden CD. Acclaimed author and diarist Richard Grayson (The Brooklyn Diaries, With Hitler in New York, WRITE-IN: Diary of a Florida Congressional Candidate) here takes us back to the courtrooms of Broward County in that tumultuous fall of 1990. Grayson's diary entries from those two obscenity trials -- both with shocking verdicts -- make for an amazing historical record of a time when hiphop music was considered not fit for "civilized" people.< Less