A Concise History of Florida

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
Join author and historian James C. Clark as he chronicles the history of the Sunshine State in this concise and captivating history. In 1513, Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon first set foot on Florida's east coast. The land he discovered was a geographic anomaly so distinctive that astronaut Neil Armstrong said Florida was the first shape on earth he recognized on his return from a visit to the moon 456 years later. This unique state witnessed momentous events from the 1959 arrival of the first Cuban exiles under Fidel Castro to the 1981 launch of the "Columbia," the first space shuttle.
ISBN: 9781626196186
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Brief History
Images: 90
Pages: 256
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
James C. Clark is a lecturer at the University of Central Florida, where he has taught since 1987. He has become one of Florida's leading historians, and the author of ten books. His work has been honored by the Florida Historical Society, the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors and the Florida Magazine Association. He lives in Orlando, Florida.
More About This Book