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by Al Burt


For anyone who loves the old Florida and still has hope for the new "Should be required reading for everyone who calls Florida .

For anyone who loves the old Florida and still has hope for the new "Should be required reading for everyone who calls Florida home. -Miami Herald "There is a richness and sadness in this book. Puzzled over the origin of the term 'Florida Cracker'? Have an interest in alligator wrestling or catfish? Al Burt has some answers for yo. -Forum "Burt's writing shows a Florida that is vanishing before our eyes.

Florida is where I was born and raised, however this book tells me more than I ever knew about the State.

One man's vision of a state struggling to remain true to itself. The Tropic of Cracker' exceeded my hope of finding good reading about people and places in my newly adopted state of Florida. Burt is a thorough writer with a huge per cent of his stories being people-based versus writer-centric babble. As goes "cracker" cookin' so goes "cracker" readin' - low and slow. Florida is where I was born and raised, however this book tells me more than I ever knew about the State.

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Florida crackers were colonial-era British and American pioneer settlers and their descendants in what is now the . The first of these arrived in 1763 after Spain traded Florida to Great Britain following the latter's victory over France in the Seven Years' War. The term "cracker" was in use during the Elizabethan era to describe braggarts.

The Tropic of Cracker (The Florida History and Culture Series). This is one of those charming books you come across and think, this will be interesting but when you finish, you think well that will get 50 cents at the next yard sale, if a history buff wonders b. . 0813016959 (ISBN13: 9780813016955).May 26, 2017 Barbara Nutting rated it it was ok. Not particularly well written but interesting non the less. Aug 21, 2014 Jason Dearen rated it liked it. As a new resident of north central Florida, this book brought so much context to the new world around me.

Burt grabs the spirit of the Florida that once was, tantalizes us, makes us nostalgic and weaves a bit of oral history as we travel with hi.

Miami Herald columnist Al Burt's tribute to "Crackers", or lovers of "The Real Florida" : Zora N. Hurston, MK Rawlings, Virgil Hawkins, John DeGrove, Harry Crews, & lots of everyday folks who have in common their memory of Florida as a wild, rare place. For anyone who loves the old Florida and still has hope for the new. "Should be required reading for everyone who calls Florida home. There is a richness and sadness in this book. "Burt grabs the spirit of the Florida that once was, tantalizes us, makes us nostalgic and weaves a bit of oral history as we travel with hi.

Burt locates the Tropic of Cracker not as a place on a map, but as a state of mind, a memory, an occasional . The Tropic of Cracker has no boundaries.

Burt locates the Tropic of Cracker not as a place on a map, but as a state of mind, a memory, an occasional glimpse of natural Florida and Floridians. Without forgetting practicality, it lifts spirits and fires imaginations," Burt writes.

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The Tropic of Cracker will. For anyone who loves the old Florida and still has hope for the new "Should be required reading for everyone who calls Florida home

The Tropic of Cracker will. end the debate once and for all, of whether the term ‘Cracker’ is derogatory or a source of great pride. For anyone who loves the old Florida and still has hope for the new "Should be required reading for everyone who calls Florida home. A museum of Florida's choicest people, places and monuments.

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For anyone who loves the old Florida and still has hope for the new

"Should be required reading for everyone who calls Florida home."--Miami Herald

"There is a richness and sadness in this book. . . . A museum of Florida's choicest people, places and monuments."--Palm Beach Post

"Ever wonder what's the best way to eat a rattlesnake? Puzzled over the origin of the term 'Florida Cracker'? Have an interest in alligator wrestling or catfish? Al Burt has some answers for you."--Forum

"Burt's writing shows a Florida that is vanishing before our eyes. [He] reveals the strange, quirky, charming face of the Sunshine State by writing about catfishermen on Lake Okeechobee, by relating the stories of Florida cowboys who drove free-range cattle across the state and by describing the hardships of a couple who abandoned south Florida for an organic farm in the Panhandle."--Weekly Planet

"Burt grabs the spirit of the Florida that once was, tantalizes us, makes us nostalgic and weaves a bit of oral history as we travel with him. . . . It's as warm as a front-porch gathering on a July evening or a grandma's hug, as fresh as a fall breeze through the pinewoods or across an undeveloped coastal dune."--Gainesville Sun

"Drawing upon his long career as a roving Florida journalist, Burt uses a series of vivid biographical profiles to explore the full range of 'crackerdom,' from the good old boys and 'pork chopper' politicians of the Panhandle to the native Conchs of Key West. Perhaps most impressive, he brings these endangered subcultures to life without resorting to sensationalist caricature or lapsing into nostalgic revery. Cracker Florida, which surely has suffered more than its share of condescension and misunderstanding, has finally found its laureate."--from the Foreword

Qumenalu
Never heard of burt before. I am sure if you are a fan this is a good book. He is a great writer and the stories are really nice.
I bought it thinking it was a bit of florida history, but it was a meandering of stories from individuals that lived in florida. A little hard to tell the timelines in some of the stories until you see the end of the story and the date, but interesting stories nonetheless.

As a history book, a big zero. As a folk tale book, a good 5.

Depends what you are looking for.

For me it was a diversion from intense history I usually read. As a former conch and a native it is neat to see some stories in that realm.
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'The Tropic of Cracker' exceeded my hope of finding good reading about people and places in my newly adopted state of Florida. Burt is a thorough writer with a huge per cent of his stories being people-based versus writer-centric babble. As goes "cracker" cookin' so goes "cracker" readin' - low and slow. This savory blend of time and place will end up next to the bed in our guest room. (There is an early notation rating "Cracker" high for overall literary exposure to the life of Florida's people. My next pursuit will track down the others too.)
Cetnan
Florida is where I was born and raised, however this book tells me more than I ever knew about the State. Many of the historic tales and characters Al Bert included in his short and long stories I have heard or read about, but the stories in the book had much more depth. The people and places I had never heard of made me want to know more about my home State. I have emailed many of my friends that this book should be on their reading list in hopes that they will enjoy it as much as I did. I loaded my Kindle from Amazon with The Tropic of Cracker the same night my brother told how much he enjoyed reading the book.
Risteacor
I am a Florida native born in 1948. Enjoyed remembering things, places and people as I read the book. He gives a very good detailed account of what old Florida was like. It is a good read for some interested in what Florida use to be like.
Vetibert
Florida native, and love the history.
Tenius
As with my other review of Burt's material he has done a good job of presenting Florida to the non native (Florida Cracker). My family has been in Florida for generations as cattle producers which provided beef for troops during the American revolution, so I appreciate someone preserving the history.
Jake
This book has helped me recall the times and tales my grandfather shared with me while sitting on his front porch. It also reminded me of the people who shopped in Daddy and Mother's grocery store where I worked and served the people of my beloved Williston. I hope someway/somehow, The Tropic of Cracker heros and rogues of bygone days will live in the hearts and continuing stories yet to be written about the NOW Florida.
A great overview of the people and evets that have changed the face of the state of Florida for better or worse
The Tropic of Cracker (Florida History and Culture) ebook
Author:
Al Burt
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University Press of Florida (March 1, 2009)
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