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Miami, Florida early families and records, Bonawit, Oby J.
1 Bonawit, Oby J. Miami, Florida early families and records
Miami, FL Bonawit 1980 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Red cover with gold print. Cover has fading from storage otherwise excellent. Families include, among others, Oxar, Frow, Thompson, Carey, Carter, Brickell, Peacock and Tuttle. Rare. 
Price: 179.97 USD
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South Beach Shakedown  The Diary of Gideon Pike (Author Signed), Bruns, Don
2 Bruns, Don South Beach Shakedown The Diary of Gideon Pike (Author Signed)
Oceanview Publishing 2006 1933515023 / 9781933515021 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Looks new. Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. "A hearty welcome to musician-turned-novelist Don Bruns, whose South Beach Shakedown offers readers a high-energy romp through the uncomfortably parallel worlds of the pop music industry and the criminal underbelly of Miami. Entertainment journalist Mick Sever owes his career to pop star Gideon Pike. Pike allowed Sever into his inner circle back when Sever was a fledgling reporter, and that entrée put Sever on the map. Fame went to Sever’s head (not to mention his liver and his neural synapses) as he lived in the shadow of the pop idol; his excesses cost him his marriage, and very nearly his career as well. Now Gideon Pike is in a jam, and through a mutual acquaintance (Sever’s ex-wife, for whom Sever still carries an Olympic-size torch) he has summoned the writer to help bail him out. It will not be easy, though, for when Sever arrives in Miami, he finds that Gideon Pike has disappeared, and that Pike’s compadres are dropping like flies. A Korean mobster adds a bit of Asian! spice to the dish, and Sever’s ex, Ginny, supplies the sizzling heat. The banter, particularly between Sever and Ginny, is relaxed and believable, just what you’d expect from old lovers who are still friends. With the relentlessly action-packed South Beach Shakedown, Bruns has crafted what may be this season’s quintessential suspense read." Someone is about to make a killing in the music industry.

Why would songwriting legend Gideon Pike mysteriously disappear just when he is about to turn his 30-year career into a multi-million dollar profit?

Music columnist Mick Sever is back in Don Bruns’ third suspense masterpiece. This time he’s looking for answers and his missing friend in the gritty backrooms of South Beach’s biggest nightclubs, dodging suicide speedboats and running from sniper fire. What surfaces is how the major players in the music industry are not making the headlines, they’re just pulling the strings that create them. Hit it right, and the royalties – even someone else’s – can rake in millions for the rest of your life. The key is finding Gideon before Korean mobster Jimmy Shinn does. Jimmy is ready to cash in on the one secret that will bring Gideon to his knees and strip away what’s left of his career, his fortune, and his life. Whoever gets to Gideon first will either save him or pull the trigger. The deadly race is on. Tami Brady, TMC Reviews "Gideon Pike goes missing. Nobody knows if the man killed his gay lover and fled, if he’s hiding from the real killer, or if he’s skipped town on one of his occasional trips that usually happen when Pike owes someone money. "Even after I read this book, I still wasn’t sure whether I liked Gideon Pike or not. The guy seemed like such a sleaze at times, had so many secrets, and had layer upon layer of hidden lives that I wasn’t really sure if I ever got to see the real man behind all the smoke and mirrors. Moreover, when finally faced with the complex realities and dynamic personality of the man, I wasn’t sure how much of the made up situations and fantasies that Pike actually believed. "Despite this, or more likely because of these aspects, I couldn’t seem to put this book down. I was so eager to figure out if Pike was still alive, who had committed the murders, and the real truth behind all the deceptions that I had to keep turning the pages." Cathy Yanda for Readers Views "This is not the first time these characters meet in one of Don Bruns’ books. You may not have met them before, but it will not take you long to become well acquainted with them. In this adventure, Mick Sever, an entertainment writer, teams up with his ex-wife Ginny (did I mention he is still in love with her?) to solve the disappearance of Gideon Pike in South Miami Beach. While trying to locate the missing music icon, Gideon Pike, Ginny and Mick find themselves in more situations than you would find in a Jackie Chan movie. South Beach Shakedown is lean, fast paced and complex. There are murders, blackmail, dirty deeds, mobsters, near-death misses, speedboats, a cast of interesting people and plenty of scantily-clad women. If this book is not made into a movie, Bruce Willis will have certainly missed a great entertainment opportunity. "If you are looking for a book that will leave you with a great deal more knowledge than you already had, skip this one. However, if you are looking for a book that is absolutely a hoot to read and will leave you laughing and wanting more, you cannot miss with South Beach Shakedown. Once you finish, you will want to check out Don Bruns’ other books as well."; 1.2 x 9.3 x 6.1 Inches; 288 pages; Signed by Author 
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Deichmann, 1370-1758-1982, Deichmann, William B
3 Deichmann, William B Deichmann, 1370-1758-1982
Miami W.B. Deichmann 1981 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Excellent family history of the Deichmann's who immigrated to the US from Gemany in the 1920"s to Ohio. Then Miami. Also family history of the Holly family, Grueblers. University of Miami medical school. Blue cloth with gold gilt . Scarce. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Photos; 532 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 69.97 USD
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Florida: the Long Frontier  (Author Signed), Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
4 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Florida: the Long Frontier (Author Signed)
New York NY Harper & Row 1967 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Index and bibliography. Excellent condition. Not priced clipped. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. Ms. Douglas helped save the Everglades with her conservation efforts. She lived past age 97 and died in the early 1990s. She inscribed this book in 1976. Scarce signed work. Also signed by former owners to whom the book was inscribed. Minor chips to dust edge. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Regions of America; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 307 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 79.97 USD
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Voice of the River  (Author Signed), Douglas, Marjory Stoneman
5 Douglas, Marjory Stoneman Voice of the River (Author Signed)
Pineapple Press Inc. 1987 0910923337 / 9780910923330 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed on front end paper. Ms. Douglas was the first lady of conservation, and called the woman who "saved" the Everglades. She was born in 1890 in Minnesota , educated in Massachusetts, and came to Florida in 1915. She worked for her father who started the Miami Hearld. She died in the 1990"s. At the time of the writing of this book she was 97 years old. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Mylar Cover on Dust ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 268 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 49.97 USD
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A Witness Tree (Author Signed), Frost, Robert
6 Frost, Robert A Witness Tree (Author Signed)
New York Henry Holt and Company 1942 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Frost under the sketch of his likeness opposite the title page. Book and dust clean and tight. Original Hardcover (blue cloth with gilt lettering and ornament on cover) with original (unclipped) dustjacket. First printing stated on back of title page. Dust has minor creases, rubs, and small tears and is in mylar protective cover. Author original signature in blue under his photo opposite title page. Blue/green boards with black spine and gilt print. Corners dented and edges worn. Foxing and browning throughout. Author was awarded the Pulitzer Price for Poetry for A Witness Tree in 194, Book now in archival box to protect condition. Robert Lee Frost (March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963) was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. His work frequently employed settings from rural life in New England in the early twentieth century, using them to examine complex social and philosophical themes. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of the twentieth century,Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He became one of America's rare "public literary figures, almost an artistic institution. "He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetic works. On July 22, 1961, Frost was named poet laureate of Vermont. This book of Frost poetry is from the personal collection of Jean Lee Latham personal friend of Frost and they both had homes in the Miami, Florida Area. This book was among three Frost books in Ms. Latham's collection and one ""Mountain Interval" was signed by Ms. Latham. Jean Lee Latham (April 19, 1902 – June 13, 1995) was an American writer who specialized in biographies for children or young adults. Rare in this condition..; Sketch; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 91 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 749.97 USD
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Moon over Miami, Kofoed, John Christian
7 Kofoed, John Christian Moon over Miami
New York, NY Random House 1955 First Edition; Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Author inscribed" to Ethel Merman the greatest performers show business has ever known"and signed. Rubs. Dust jacket now in Brodart mylar protective (clear) cover. We provide delivery tracking on US orders.; 272 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 45.58 USD
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Fatal February  (Author Signed), Levenson, Barbara
8 Levenson, Barbara Fatal February (Author Signed)
Oceanview Publishing 2009 193351552X / 9781933515526 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Looks new. Signed by Author on Title Page. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. For half Jewish, half Southern Baptist Miami criminal defense attorney Mary Magruder Katz, life starts to spin completely out of control when a minor fender bender turns out to be an unlikely shot from Cupid's bow.The other car's driver, isn't just a distracted driver; he's distracting, not to mention charming, handsome, and mysterious. Hardly before she knows what hit her, Mary breaks off her engagement, jumps into a sizzling new romance, gets fired from her former fiancé's highbrow law firm, starts her own practice, and lands her first client, Lillian Yarmouth.But Lillian isn't just any client; she's the prime suspect in what's become the Miami society murder of the year. While investigating Lillian's alleged crime of passion, Mary finds that this case, like all matters of the heart, is anything but black and white. And Mary has clearly stumbled onto something that has someone seeing red.February may be the shortest month of the year, but Mary's got some long days (and nights) ahead. This month could be a real killer. ; 1.1 x 8.3 x 5.6 Inches; 253 pages; p; Signed by Author 
Price: 14.97 USD
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9 Mehling, Harold The Most of Everything
New York, NY Harcort, Brace, and Co 1960 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
First stated, The Story of Miami Beach. Chip on inside page, dust has chips otherwise very good condition. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 
Price: 9.97 USD
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To the Golden Cities, Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L. A.  (Author Signed), Moore, Deborah Dash
10 Moore, Deborah Dash To the Golden Cities, Pursuing the American Jewish Dream in Miami and L. A. (Author Signed)
New York The Free Press 1994 0029221110 / 9780029221112 First Edition; First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
358 pages illustrated and indexed. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Mylar Cover on Dust ; 8vo ; ; Signed by Author 
Price: 11.38 USD
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Pioneer Life in Southeast Florida, Pierce, Charles W.
11 Pierce, Charles W. Pioneer Life in Southeast Florida
Coral Gables, FL University of Miami Press 1970 087024163x / 9780870241635 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Yellowish/green cover shows some soiling. Former owners signature on end papers.Contents clean. Dust in poor condition and laid in back of book.. Edited by Donald Walter Curl. This book covers many areas of the history and pioneers of Southeast Florida. Chapter titles include, among others, A New Life in Florida, Lake Worth, Orange Grove House of Refuge, Back on the Lake (Lake Worth), Life on the Lake, On Biscayne Bay, New Settlers and the Barefoot Mailman, South Florida Politics. The book has an extensive notes section and is fully indexed. Scarce if not rare. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 264 pages 
Price: 65.97 USD
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Gone Sunwards, Roberts, Cecil
12 Roberts, Cecil Gone Sunwards
New York, NY Macmillan Company 1936 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Photos Foxing. 286 pages. Covers Miami Beach, Hialeah, Coconut Grove, Orlando, Coral Gables. Blue cover with some rubs. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; 
Price: 32.66 USD
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The Carrell, Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library, Vol 5, No 1, June 1964, Ross, Malcolm (Editor)
13 Ross, Malcolm (Editor) The Carrell, Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library, Vol 5, No 1, June 1964
Miami, FL University of Miami Library 1964 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback with black print and engraving print on front. Scarce. 
Price: 22.47 USD
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The Carrell, Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library, Vol 5, No 1, June 1964, Ross, Malcolm (Editor)
14 Ross, Malcolm (Editor) The Carrell, Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library, Vol 5, No 1, June 1964
Miami, FL University of Miami Library 1964 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback with black print and engraving print on front. Scarce. 
Price: 18.97 USD
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The Carrell, Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library, Vol 5, No 1, June 1964, Ross, Malcolm (Editor)
15 Ross, Malcolm (Editor) The Carrell, Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library, Vol 5, No 1, June 1964
Miami, FL University of Miami Library 1964 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback with black print and engraving print on front. Scarce. 
Price: 22.47 USD
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The Carrell, Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library, Vol 5, No 1, June 1964, Ross, Malcolm (Editor)
16 Ross, Malcolm (Editor) The Carrell, Journal of the Friends of the University of Miami Library, Vol 5, No 1, June 1964
Miami, FL University of Miami Library 1964 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
Paperback with black print and engraving print on front. Scarce. 
Price: 22.47 USD
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History of Bimini Volume 1 - Bahamas Quincentennial Edition, Saunders, Ashley B.
17 Saunders, Ashley B. History of Bimini Volume 1 - Bahamas Quincentennial Edition
New World Press 2002 First Edition; Various Paperback Near Fine with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by author 2006 on title page. Looks almost new. In archival sleeve for protection. "Bimini is the westernmost district of the Bahamas and comprises a chain of islands located about 80 kilometres (50 mi) due east of Miami. Bimini is the closest point in the Bahamas to the mainland United States and approximately 210 km (130 mi) west-northwest of Nassau." Wiki ; Vol. 1; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 343 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 49.97 USD
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18 Sealander, Judith Grand Plans Business Progressivism and Social Change in Ohio's Miami Vally, 1890-1929
Lexington KY The University of Kentucky 1988 0813116538 / 9780813116532 Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Fully indexed. Dust jacket is in mylar protective cover. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 263 pages 
Price: 11.38 USD
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Papa Fuchs' family, 1881-1981, Silver, Doris S
19 Silver, Doris S Papa Fuchs' family, 1881-1981
Miami, FL Jane Fuchs Wilson 1982 Various Hardcover Good with no dust jacket Signed by Author
Brown cover with gold lettering. Yellowing to pages especially on the outer edges. Scarce. This book is protected by an archival quality sleeve to maintain present condition. ; 149 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 39.97 USD
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The story of Chokoloskee Bay Country, Tebeau, Charlton W.
20 Tebeau, Charlton W. The story of Chokoloskee Bay Country
Coral Gables, FL University of Miami Press 1968 First Edition; Third Printing Paperback Good with no dust jacket 
Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Cover shows wear. Clean contents with former owners name in side cover. ; Photographs 
Price: 10.77 USD
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