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- DescriptionU.S. Presidents have played a major role in shaping Florida, whether waging wars, protecting the environment, seeking votes, or just drawing media attention to the state s attractions. <ul><li>Thomas Jefferson set out to buy Florida, but ended up making the Louisiana Purchase instead.</li><li>Andrew Jackson came to fight Indians when La Florida was still a Spanish colony and then became the first territorial goverr.</li><li>Abraham Lincoln came up with the plan to get Florida back into the Union in 1864 to help his reelection chances.</li><li>Ulysses S. Grant came to promote steamships on the St. Johns River.</li><li>Warren G. Harding played golf with an elephant as a caddie, and Chester Arthur went fishing in Orlando.</li><li>Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders sailed to glory from Tampa, but nearly missed the boat.</li><li>Herbert Hoover came to Florida to spend time with his friends, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and Harvey Firestone, and held the Florida record for catching the largest bonefish. </li><li>Days before his inauguration, an assassination attempt was made on Franklin Roosevelt as he spoke in a Miami park. </li><li>Roosevelt s yacht was anchored at Fort Lauderdale when a massive hurricane swept it inland. Roosevelt tried to sell it as a hunting lodge.</li><li>Harry Truman launched a campaign to defeat a Florida Senator, and had a house in Key West called the Little White House.</li><li>Nixon killed the Cross Florida Barge Canal, becoming a hero to environmentalists. After winning election, he purchased a home in Florida and was there during the Watergate burglary.</li><li>George W. Bush launched his political career in Florida, working for a successful Senate candidate. And of course it was the contested Florida vote, with its hanging-chad ballots, that gave him reelection in 2000.</li></ul>Learn about all of these men and more in this unique take on Florida history.
- Author BiographyJames C. Clark is the author of five books including 200 Quick Looks at Florida History, Red Pepper and Gorgeous George, and Faded Glory: Presidents Out of Power. He teaches history at the University of Central Florida and lives in Orlando, Florida.
- Author(s)James C Clark
- PublisherPineapple Press
- Date of Publication01/07/2012
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPineapple Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight295 g
- Width150 mm
- Height226 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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