Palm Beach Past: The Best of
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Known for its year-round warmth, beautiful beaches and famous residents, Palm Beach County is one of the most well-known areas along Florida's Atlantic coast. And although many people know the county as a winter destination for the likes of starlets and snowbirds, few know that German U-boats sank sixteen ships off the coast in 1942. Nor do they know that eleven "barefoot mailmen" originally took on the mail service between Palm Beach and Miami. In Palm Beach Past: The Best of "Post Time," author and local journalist Eliot Kleinberg has compiled a collection of historical vignettes--which originally appeared in the Palm Beach Post--about the intriguing people and events in the county's history. Kleinberg reveals little-known facts about the development of the region's prestigious neighborhoods and parks, while introducing readers to some of the most captivating and eccentric characters. For readers who want to understand the Palm Beach County of today or those who enjoy local history and just want a "good read," Palm Beach Past is a must.
The History Press
: 9781596291157
: The History Press
: 05/01/2006
: Florida
: American Chronicles
: 30 Black And White
: 128
: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
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Eliot Kleinberg is a native of Florida and author of a number of books about Florida history, including Palm Beach Past: The Best of "Post Time." He has been writing for the Palm Beach Post for over twenty years, and he is a member of the Palm Beach County Historical Society, the South Florida Historical Society and the Florida Historical Society. He lives in Boca Raton with his wife and two son
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