Oh, Florida!

How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country
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Product Number: DD29049
Released: Nov 15, 2016
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ISBN: #9781515914150
Narrator/s: Mike Chamberlain
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Oh, Florida! To some people, it's a paradise. To others, it's a punch line. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these and, more important, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no "Stand Your Ground,"...?ou get the idea. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It's a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a carefree paradise, yet it's also known for its perils-alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its manmade fantasies. Oh, Florida! explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. It is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird-and why that's okay. Florida couldn't be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. But there is far more to Florida than its sideshow freakiness.

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Oh, Florida!
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Product Number:DD29049
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Author(s): Craig Pittman
Narrator(s): Mike Chamberlain
Product Number Z100120137
Released: Nov 15, 2016
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781515994152
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Author(s): Craig Pittman
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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