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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 Ju├írez 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.

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