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Gladesmen|Glen Simmons
Gladesmen : Gator Hunters, Moonshiners, and Skiffers
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"An homage to the rugged 'swamp rats' who were largely overlooked or scorned by the region's historians, naturalists, and adventurers."--Miami Herald

"Documents an aspect of Florida history and culture of which far too little has been written. . . . Gladesmen] is alive with South Florida history and spiced with Simmons' understated humor and world view."--Folk Winds

"Contains interesting tales of outlaws, moonshiners and other characters--some who lived on the edge of right and wrong--and roamed the inhospitable backcountry prairies of soft muck and massive mosquitoes."--South Dade News Leader

"We Floridians sometimes . . . long for the simple life of pioneers and wonder how we would manage 'living off the land.' This book serves as a slap in the face of such fantasy."--St. Petersburg Times

"Simmons tells us that he is no hero, but he is the stuff of Daniel Boone, Davey Crockett, Jim Bridger, and Alfred Wallace."--Florida Frontier Gazette

"Simmons is Florida's answer to Huckleberry Finn."--Georgia Historical Quarterly

  • ISBN-13: 9780813035550
  • ISBN-10: 0813035554
  • Publisher: University Press of Florida
  • Publish Date: September 2010
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.9 x 0.65 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.73 pounds
  • Page Count: 224