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Oh, Florida! : how America's weirdest state influences the rest of the country, Craig Pittman

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Oh, Florida! : how America's weirdest state influences the rest of the country
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Oh, Florida!
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how America's weirdest state influences the rest of the country
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Craig Pittman
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eng
Summary
Oh, Florida! That name. That combination of sounds. Three simple syllables, and yet packing so many mixed messages. To some people, it's a paradise. To others, it's a punchline. As Oh, Florida! shows, it's both of these--and, more importantly, it's a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. Without Florida there would be no NASCAR, no Bettie Page pinups, no Glenn Beck radio rants, no USA Today, no "Stand Your Ground," ... you get the idea. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It's a state where the voters went for Barack Obama twice, yet elected a Tea Party candidate as governor. Florida is touted as a care-free paradise, yet it's also known for its perils--alligators, sinkholes, pythons, hurricanes, and sharks, to name a few. It attracts 90 million visitors a year, some drawn by its impressive natural beauty, others bewitched by its man-made fantasies. Craig Pittman's Oh, Florida! explores those contradictions and shows how they fit together to make this the most interesting state. It is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird--and why that's okay. Florida couldn't be Florida without that sense of the unpredictable, unexpected, and unusual lurking behind every palm tree. But there is far more to Florida than its sideshow freakiness. Oh, Florida! explains how Florida secretly, subtly influences all the other states in the Union, both for good and for ill
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Oh Florida!
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An investigation into the "Sunshine State" surveys its many contradictions and why they fit together, covering such subjects as NASCAR, Bettie Page pinups, Glenn Beck radio rants, and "USA Today."
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DLC
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975.9
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  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
F316.2
LC item number
.P57 2016
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non fiction
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Oh, Florida! : how America's weirdest state influences the rest of the country, Craig Pittman
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page [305]) and index
Contents
The punch line state -- Growing up Floridian -- Flirting with disaster -- Getting stucco -- Trading gators for beer -- On the beach -- Road warriors -- The tower of power -- The gunshine state -- Bad boys -- God's waiting room -- Schoolhouse rock -- You bet your life -- Space invaders -- See you in the funny papers -- The sinshine state -- Confederacy of dunces -- The friends of Emma Jones -- A whole new you -- The unified theory of Florida
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250071200
Lccn
2016003225
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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