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    Florida disasters : true stories of tragedy and survival / E. Lynne Wright.
    by Wright, E. Lynne, 1931- author.
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    Guilford, Connecticut : Globe Pequot, c2017.
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  • Florida -- History -- Anecdotes.
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    9781493028740 (pbk. : alk. paper) :
    149302874X (pbk. : alk. paper)
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    xvi, 237 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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    They never surrendered: no peace treaty with the Seminoles -- Disaster on the treasure coast: the wrecks of the plate fleet (1715) -- Disease spreads like fire: the yellow fever epidemic (1888) -- A grower's nightmare: the great citrus freeze (1895) -- Crane's open boat: the wreck of the filibustering Commodore (1897) -- A city in flames: the Jacksonville fire (1901) -- Lynch Law will prevail: the destruction of Rosewood (1923) -- A floating hotel sinks: the capsize of the Prinz Valdemar (1926) -- There were bodies everywhere: the Okeechobee Dike collapse (1928) -- A black wall of water: veterans' rescue train wiped out (1935) -- A surprise attack: Gulfamerica's maiden voyage (1942) -- A great aviation mystery: the disappearance of Flight 19 (1945) -- A mission gone wrong: fire in Apollo (1967) -- The de facto capital of Latin America: Mariel to Miami 1980) -- This is not a drill: the Blackthorn collision (1980) -- Commute turns deadly: Sunshine Skyway Bridge is hit (1980) -- News from Liberty City: the McDuffie riot (1980) -- A tragedy for the construction trade: Harbour Cay condominiums collapse (1981) -- Fire in the sky: the Challenger explodes (1986) -- More than a storm: Hurricane Andrew arrives (1992) -- A happy ending: the great seabird rescue (1993) -- The end of an airline: Valujet Flight 592 crashes in the Everglades (1996) -- Red tide strikes again: manatee population decimated (1996) -- Predictably unpredictable weather strikes: killer tornadoes (1998) -- Florida ablaze: summer of wildfires (1998) -- An unforgettable hurricane season: hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, and Jeanne (2004) -- In order to reduce costs: the Deepwater horizon Disaster (2010).
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