Palmetto Country by Stetson Kennedy. Kennedy traveled the cities, towns, and rural backwoods of Florida collecting oral histories, songs, and stories from a diverse cross-section of people. His work resulted in this book, and remains a unique and important documentation of the social history of Florida.
Pineapple Anthology of Florida Writers: James C Clark: 9781561646098 First in a series of collected writings about Florida, both fiction and nonfiction, by famous writers who have lived in or visited Florida. Some came to escape the chilly North, some to find freedom, and some to investigate what the fuss was all about. Includes Tennessee Williams, Frederick Remington, Stephen Crane, Zora Neale Hurston, Jules Verne, Patrick Smith, and John F. Kennedy.