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Nobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy, Bowe, John
1 Bowe, JohnNobodies: Modern American Slave Labor and the Dark Side of the New Global Economy
New York Random House 2007 1400062098 / 9781400062096 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First printing. 304 pages. Bibliography, Notes, Index. The author, an award-winning journalist, "exposes the outsourcing, corporate chicanery, immigration fraud, and sleights of hand that allow forced labor to continue in the United States while the rest of us notice nothing but the everyday low price at the checkout counter." Three different workplaces featuring slave labor are described. Underpaid illegal immigrants in Immokalee, Florida, pick produce that supplies such companies as Tropicana and PepsiCo. A company in Tulsa imported workers from India under false pretenses, destroyed their documents and used them to replace American workers. In Saipan, garment factories supplying companies such as Target and Gap employ mostly women who are overworked and underpaid. An important reminder of the dark side of global economic forces. ~~ In clear archival cover. 
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Wiregrass Country: A Florida Pioneer Story, Chapman, Herb; Chapman, Muncy
2 Chapman, Herb; Chapman, MuncyWiregrass Country: A Florida Pioneer Story
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1998 1561641561 / 9781561641567 Soft Cover Fine 7" Tall Regina Stahl Briskey (cover art) 
Second printing. Paperback. 361 pages. Book is in fine, clean condition, appears unread with no reading crease, and interior pages unmarked. ~~ This historical fiction novel set in early Florida is one title in Pineapple Press's "Cracker Western" genre. The year is 1835, and this is the saga of the pioneer Dover family and their adopted son Treff Barlowe, as they deal with the various challenges of maintaining their cattle ranch. The harsh environment of frontier Florida, rustlers, hostile Indians and the threat of the Second Seminole War tests their mettle as they also deal with additional characters and situations that enter their lives. 
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Ghosts of the Green Swamp: A Cracker Western, Gramling, Lee
3 Gramling, LeeGhosts of the Green Swamp: A Cracker Western
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1996 1561641200 / 9781561641208 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
First printing. Cover art by Regina Stahl Briskey. 295 pages. Map of Central Florida, 1877. ~ Book is clean tight, appears unread, a small red dot on top of the text block, perhaps a remainderr mark. Dust jacket is crisp, no edge wear, with some color fading on the front cover. Now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ Gramling is a sixth-generation Floridian and admirer of Louis L'Amour. This is his fourth novel in Pineapple Press's "Cracker Western" genre, featuring the pioneering inhabitants of frontier Florida. Good guys and bad guys, strong women, horses, cattle, and gunfighting, and more can all be found against the backdrop of the swampy wilderness of early Florida. ~ In this story, Tate Barkley is robbed and left for dead by two henchmen of a beautiful but cold-hearted woman. He recovers and meets up with a quirky traveling "elixir" salesman, and the two go in search of the attackers into the heart of the Green Swamp. There they encounter the evil doings of the ne'er-do-wells who are behind the local legends of ghosts and witches, and eventually have a showdown. An action-packed frontier Florida-style tale. ~ At the back of the book there is a "Historical Notes" section where several Cracker terms and features of early Florida are explained. First edition hardcovers of this title or any of Gramling's Cracker westerns are quite uncommon, especially in such nice condition. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Riders of the Suwannee: A Cracker Western, Gramling, Lee
4 Gramling, LeeRiders of the Suwannee: A Cracker Western
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1993 1561640433 / 9781561640430 First Paperback Edition Soft Cover Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Signed by Author
First printing of the paperback edition. 292 pages. Includes a map of Suwanee County, FL, in 1875. Book is clean and unmarked, crease along front of edge spine from opening the cover. ~~ With the publication of this title (simultaneously with "Trail from St. Augustine") a new series and also a new fiction genre began: the Cracker Western, featuring the pioneering inhabitants of frontier Florida. Good guys and bad guys, strong women, horses, cattle, and gunfighting can all be found against the backdrop of the swampy backwoods of early Florida. In this novel, Tate Barkley returns to 1870s Florida to settle down, only to have a run-in with an outlaw gang when helps a woman hold on to her house. Gramling is a sixth-generation Floridian and admirer of Louis L'Amour. ~At the end of the book there is a Notes section where several "cracker" terms and features are explained. ~~ This copy is inscribed on the half-title page by Gramling: "For May Wright with Best Wishes, Lee Gramling." 
Price: 18.50 USD
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Thunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western, Gramling, Lee
5 Gramling, LeeThunder on the St. Johns: A Cracker Western
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1994 1561640646 / 9781561640645 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
Textured orange papered boards with silver Cracker with lasso illustration stamped on front cover. 288 pages. Book is tight, clean, appears as new. Dust jacket is also clean, crisp, as new. Now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ Gramling is a sixth-generation Floridian and admirer of Louis L'Amour. This is his third novel in Pineapple Press's "Cracker Western" genre, featuring the pioneering inhabitants of frontier Florida. Good guys and bad guys, strong women, horses, cattle, gunfighting, and more can all be found against the backdrop of the swampy wilderness of early Florida. A reviewer with the Tampa Tribune newspaper described these novels as "adventure-packed cowboy yarns set right here in Florida as historically accurate as anything Zane Grey or Louis L’Amour wrote." ~ In this story, a riverboat gambler on the run after killing a man in self-defense encounters a young family traveling to their destination to start a new life in the 1850s Florida wilderness. They must rely on all their sillks and wits to prevail against outlaws out to capture land and livestock. ~ At the back of the book there is a "Historical Notes" section where several Cracker terms and features of early Florida are explained. This is an uncommonly nice first edition copy of this title. First edition hardcovers of any of Gramling's Cracker westerns are scarce. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Harper's (Monthly) Magazine -- Set of Two Issues: June 1932/No. 985 and July 1932/No. 986, Hartman, Lee F. (Ed.)
6 Hartman, Lee F. (Ed.)Harper's (Monthly) Magazine -- Set of Two Issues: June 1932/No. 985 and July 1932/No. 986
New York Harper & Bros. 1932 Original Wraps Very Good 
Orange wraps. Very good condition, with age-related page toning and some rubbing and wear to head/heel of spines. ~~This pair of vintage Harper's Magazine issues are notable for the first-time appearance of the short story "Gal Young Un" by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings. Part 1 appears in the June issue and Part 2 appears in the July issue. This story was accepted by Harper's after having been rejected by Scribner's Magazine--and was subsequently awarded the O. Henry Memorial Prize in 1933 for best short story. The story takes place in backcountry of Florida during the 1920s Prohibition. A wealthy widow named Mattie is courted by and marries an opportunistic young bootlegger and endures his neglect, but her spirit keeps her on top in the end. The story was made into a movie in 1979. Rawlings (1896-1953) is best known for her novel "The Yearling" and for her "Cross Creek" books. ~~ A nice set of collectible Rawlings literature, offered as a set at a slightly reduced price. Please see individual issue listings for pagination details and additional content information. 
Price: 72.00 USD
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Fort Everglades - Star Weekly Complete Novel: November 3, 1951, Slaughter, Frank G.
7 Slaughter, Frank G.Fort Everglades - Star Weekly Complete Novel: November 3, 1951
Toronto, Canada Star Weekly 1951 First Edition Unbound Wraps Near Fine 11" x 15.25" 
16 oversize newsprint pages. Color illustration on front page. Back page has a "Vignettes of Life" feature: a series of color comic panels by Kempt Starrett, collectively titled "More Isolationists." ~Near fine condition. No edge tears or other damage; only the slightest age toning to edges and occasional, faint spotting. ~~The Star Weekly was a weekend supplement to the Toronto Star newspaper, and it was also sold as a stand-alone publication in other cities in Canada. It consisted of four parts: the main section, a magazine section, a comic section, and the "complete novel" section. Offered here is the "complete novel" section of the Saturday, November 3, 1951 issue, which contains Frank Slaughter's novel in its entirety. Many issues of the Star Weekly complete novel section state that the novel therein is the first appearance ever, but this issue does not have that statement. However, the 1951 publication date does correspond to the year of publication of the Doubleday first edition, and it is possible that this may be the first Canadian appearance. Fort Everglades is one of the earlier novels in Slaughter's prolific writing career, and his third adult novel set in Florida. It takes place at the time of the Second Seminole War of 1835-42. From the Fort's location on the Miami River, the U.S. troops plan to invade the Everglades. Interesting to note is that the Warner Brothers movie which came out later the same year, "Distant Drums," starring Gary Cooper, had taken the liberty of using numerous scenes from this novel, and were forced to purchase the movie rights after the fact. A nice collectible piece of ephemera for collectors of historical or Florida-based fiction. Scarce. 
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Guns of the Palmetto Plains: A Cracker Western, Tonyan, Rick
8 Tonyan, RickGuns of the Palmetto Plains: A Cracker Western
Sarasota, FL Pineapple Press 1994 1561640700 / 9781561640706 Paperback As New 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Signed by Author
Third printing. Cover art by Guy LaBree. 405 pages. Map of Northeastern Florida, 1863-1865. Book is fresh, bright, unread. ~~ A novel in the "Cracker Western" genre, featuring the pioneering inhabitants of frontier Florida. Good guys and bad guys, strong women, horses, cattle, and gunfighting, and more can all be found against the backdrop of the swampy wilderness of early Florida. ~This story takes place near the end of the Civil War. Tree Hooker, tough as alligator hide and quick with gun, knife and whip, takes on the job of driving cattle north to feed the hungry Confederacy. Quicksand, snake-filled swamps, Yankee raiders, and outlaws try to block his way. ~ At the back of the book there is a "Historical Notes" section where several cracker terms and features of early Florida are explained. This is Tonyan's debut novel. He worked for 17 years as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel before turning to fiction. This copy is inscribed by the author on the half-title page: "To -------, Hope you enjoy this book. God bless you. Rick Tonyan 11/07/09." 
Price: 17.00 USD
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Sliver of Truth, Unger, Lisa
9 Unger, LisaSliver of Truth
New York Shaye Areheart Books 2007 0307338460 / 9780307338464 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Book and dust jacket are in mint condition, protected in clear archival cover. ~~ Another winner from this talented author who lives in Florida. This novel of relentless intensity and kinetic action continues the story of Ridley Jones, the engaging young protagonist in Beautiful Lies, as she tries to get to the truth about her family and her past. 
Price: 24.00 USD
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1861: The Battle for Santa Rosa Island, Walby, David L.
10 Walby, David L.1861: The Battle for Santa Rosa Island
Embassy of the Conch Republic 2010 Wraps Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Stapled beige stiff paper wraps. No printing information. 27 pages. Black and white illustrations, maps and a partial reproduction of a soldier's personal correspondence and of an official document. Bibliography. ~~ The first shots of the Civil War, fired at Fort Barrancas in Pensacola, Florida, in January 1861, forced a small group of Union soldiers to man and defend Ft. Pickens. With less than eighty men it was held until it was relieved in April 1861. By May 1862 the Confederate forces in Pensacola were removed, and thanks to the tenacity of these Union soldiers, Pensacola had been saved for the Union. An interesting piece of regional historical research. ~~ Signed by the author on the title page. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Ghosts of Santa Rosa Island, Walby, David L.
11 Walby, David L.Ghosts of Santa Rosa Island
Pensacola, FL Embassy of the Conch Republic 2010 First Edition Booklet in Wraps As New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
32-page booklet in stiff paper wraps. 4 black & white illustrations and 2 black & white maps. ~~ Fort Pickens is located on Santa Rosa Island, off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. It was the only one of four forts built to defend Pensacola Bay that was never occupied by the Confederates. The author is a volunteer at the Visitors Center at Ft. Pickens, which is now part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. This booklet is a collection of stories relating to ghosts and sightings of historical figures such as Lt. Loomis Langdon, Braxton Bragg, Colonel William Chase, and others, some told to Walby by visitors about their personal experiences, and some that have been historically documented, for which he provides footnotes. An interesting piece of ephemera. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Tarpon Tales: Lost Stories and Research 1889-1939, White, Randy Wayne with Carlene F. Baum
12 White, Randy Wayne with Carlene F. BaumTarpon Tales: Lost Stories and Research 1889-1939
Sanibel, FL Lost Stories 1990 First Edition Softcover Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Stapled booklet with glossy pictorial wraps. Foreword by Randy Wayne White. 40 pages. Black & white illustrations. Fine, as new condition, clean, shiny. ~~ This small booklet contains reprints of three "long-lost" but interesting and historically significant stories about tarpon fishing in Southwest Florida. It is dedicated to W. H. Wood, who according to regional folklore, was the first to land a tarpon with rod and reel. In his Forward, White recounts the inconsistency of the written folklore and study of tarpon fishing, and states that the reason for publishing this book was "not only to preserve these pieces of sporting, scientific and historical literature, but also to underline Southwest Florida's important role in tarpon fishing. Because the sport was founded here, we feel those of us who enjoy the legacy also have an inherent duty to not only help protect and preserve the species, but also to protect and preserve its history." He also quotes from the original Fort Myers Press 1985 news article about R. H. Wood's catch. The first two pieces in this collection, "Tarpon Fishing in Florida," by Robert Grant (1889 ); and "A Winter's Sport in Florida," by O.A. Mygatt (1889), are illustrated with excellent lithographs. The third article, "On the Trail of the Tarpon," by Charles M. Breder, Jr. (1939), is about a tarpon research laboratory on Palmetto Key (now known as Cabbage Key). This wonderful piece of memorabilia for tarpon fishing lovers and Randy Wayne White fans is signed on the title page by White. Scarce. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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