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Fort Lauderdale - Further reading
Further reading on Fort Lauderdale
The New History of Florida, edited by Michael Gannon, is a beautifully written history book that reads like a novel in many chapters - a concise and complete masterpiece.
The African American Heritage of Florida by David R Colburn is a scholarly work about the state's black residents and their history.
Frank Zoretich's Cheap Thrills Florida - The Bottom Half, written by an admittedly very stingy man, is your best bet for bargain-basement distractions.
If you're coming with kids, Places to Go with Children in Miami & South Florida by Cheryl Lani Juárez and Deborah Ann Johnson is indispensable for keeping the little darlings calm and entertained.
For getting out in nature, Marjory Stoneman Douglas' classic The Everglades: River of Grass should be required reading. Also check out Susan D Jewell's excellent Exploring Wild South Florida.
The Green Guide: Florida by Marty Klinkenbergh and Elizabeth Leach is a good resource for travel in state parks and wilderness.
If you're sailing or boating around Florida, two books stand out: A Gunkholer's Cruising Guide to Florida's West Coast by Tom Lefenstey and Florida Under Sail by Janey and Gordon Groene.
A Canoeing & Kayaking Guide to the Streams of Florida by Elizabeth F Carter and John L Pearce is well written and has lots of maps.
Mystery and detective novel buffs will enjoy retracing the steps of Travis McGee, the hardboiled Fort Lauderdale sleuth in John D MacDonald's popular series.