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A good humored fast read about the history of Florida from the time of Columbus through the Steamboat era on the St. Johns River at the end of the 19th century. The history is confined to the area around the St. Johns River and Drayton Island in particular. For centuries before the European's arrived, the native people lived along the river and on Drayton Island. As the area near St. Augustine and along the coast of the Atlantic Ocean became settled, the Indians moved inland. The Island was on the frontier between the settlers and the Indians. South of Drayton Island, the settlers were on the east side of the river and the Indians were on the west side. The book touches on the French, Spanish, and English control of the Florida peninsula, the Florida Territory of the United States, Statehood and Secession, the Civil War, Trail of Tears, and the plight of the freed African American slaves. There are hundreds of books about the history of Florida that do not have interviews and stories about the people. This book has several. It is fiction based upon the Florida history soap opera.
Dillon and Lane are surprised and pleased when Lane's Uncle Jim offers them the use of his new 40' Chris-Craft for their trip to Catalina Island and honeymoon cruise to San Diego's Mission Bay. Uncle Jim is a Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy and a father figure to Lane and her sisters. The couple, accompanied by two family members, sails to Catalina Island where the remainder of their small family on both sides joins them for a fun weekend, which culminates in a Saturday evening wedding. After the wedding, Uncle Jim has the newlyweds drop him off on the north side of nearby San Clemente Island on their voyage to Mission Bay. Lane and Dillon reluctantly agree, feeling guilty over his generosity. After delivering Uncle Jim to the island, the newlyweds slowly motor south along the isolated far coast of the island, when suddenly they are both knocked off the deck and into the water. The boat, still in gear, heads ghostly towards Mexican waters. Dillon manages to get them safely to shore, and working together they find food and shelter. After days of being marooned on the island, they find a hysterical young woman calling and searching for her Australian boyfriend. The couple had been camping illegally on the beach with their sailboat anchored nearby. Dillon and Lane soon become embroiled in a web of deceit, international conspiracy, unexplained death, political and naval corruption, kickbacks, and missing persons.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) are located in the Pacific Ocean just north of the equator, about 3,000 miles south-west of Hawaii and about 2,500 miles south-east of Japan. The FSM is a federation of four semiautonomous states and has a population of approximately 103,000 (as of 2010) scattered over many small islands and atolls. The FSM states maintain considerable power, relative to the FSM National Government, to allocate U.S. assistance and implement budgetary policies. This book examines (1) the FSM's and RMI's use of compact funds in the education and health sectors; (2) the extent to which the FSM and RMI have made progress toward stated goals in education and health; and (3) the extent to which oversight activities by the FSM, RMI, and U.S. governments ensure accountability for compact funding and information on infrastructure spending.
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
This dictionary of Native American places was originally published in 1909. Alphabetically arranged by Native American name, this reference work gives insight into the Native origins of Rhode Island cities, towns, rivers, streams, lakes, and other locales. What was the Narragansett territory is closely aligned with the current boundaries of the state of Rhode Island. The significance of the word Narragansett is ""at the little point"" or ""island.""
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