One man's trip through the last 75 years. Sometimes tragic, often funny, for the young a story of pitfalls to avoid; for the old a reminiscence of life gone by. Not a historical document. As the... More > author tells you up front, “This book is full of lies. Why? Because it is written from memory, and memory is the greatest liar…” No graphs, no tables, no footnotes. Just easy reading.
And at the end, the author indulges himself with a few observations on life in general. After all, he did spend 75 years accumulating them. So he has a right.
Edward S. Clark was a real estate investor and manager in Brevard County, Florida for 40 years.< Less
In this book Ed Clark tells stories he remembers hearing from his grandparents as well as those from his own 63 years in Florida. A third generation Floridian, he brings to the reader the... More > humor and perspective of old Florida before superhighways, chain stores and concrete block houses.< Less
(Paperback) In this book Ed Clark tells stories he remembers hearing from his grandparents as well as those from his own 63 years in Florida. A third generation Floridian, he brings to the reader the... More > humor and perspective of old Florida before superhighways, chain stores and concrete block houses.< Less
Set in the land of sunshine on the sparkling waters of the Indian River of coastal Florida. A clever young real estate operator fights to rehabilitate a small but potentially beautiful marina, the... More > “hurricane hole” sought by boats when wild winds rage. Rod Gentry battles sabotage, arson, and a crooked county commissioner to make a name for the marina and enough money to fulfill his wife’s hopes of building a new children’s home. The blond-haired orphan waif Rachel, in a wheelchair, inspires him to reach higher than he ever thought of reaching.
In the end it is his marina tenants, living on their boats, that protect and support him. Bill Croft, the dock master, is fiercely loyal, even when it means taking his shotgun to intruders. Abe Pickett, ex-mercenary and Bill’s friend, solves problems with plastic explosives in the middle of the night. And Winston English, the stunt man who lives at the marina gives Rod an astounding perspective of what the marina could become, and why it should.< Less
The times are dictating a new look at how the essentials of life, such as housing, are gotten. This book lays out a successful way to achieve more living at less cost. It will appeal to... More > do-it-yourselfers across the spectrum of schoolteachers with summers off, municipal workers such as firemen who have two or more days a week free, and retirees itching to get their hands into useful work. For people who like working with their hands, this is a fun, often humorous road map to getting a mortgage-free home or weekend cabin, or alternatively, owning a larger home for a modest investment.
From planning your home or cabin to building it, this book guides you through the process of buying your land at a bargain price, building your house or cabin for 30 cents on the dollar, and ENJOYING it! The book shows how to deal amicably with building inspectors, finance the little that your new home does cost, and much more.< Less
Rod Gentry is known as a ‘buyer of last resort’. When nobody else can solve the problems of a real estate deal, they come to him. Now he has a new and personal mission. He’ll... More > replace the dilapidated oceanfront apartment house left him by his father and build one of those snazzy new condominium buildings. But there is a problem. Rod is broke.
But that never stopped any real estate man worth his salt. He intends to parlay a thousand dollars and two credit cards into the half million he needs to build his condominium. But Rod hasn’t reckoned with a duplicitous fellow Realtor and a crooked buyer, nor could he have anticipated his wife’s abduction and attempted murder by her ex-husband.< Less