Love, betrayal, heartaches and tragedy combine with history to make this book one that will find a place in the reader's heart for a long time after the final page is read. In the Shadow of the Lone Cypress tells the story of a long-ago Florida as seen through the eyes of Dr. Drew Duncan, a wealthy Baltimore physician who first comes to the state as an Army volunteer during the Spanish-American War. The historical novel paints vivid pictures of Florida at the beginning of the 20th century and reaches the climax in 1926 when one of the deadliest hurricanes that ever hit Florida drowns hundreds of people in the town where he and his family had settled on the shores of Lake Okeechobee. Through the drama of Dr. Duncan's life, the reader will learn about the Seminole Indians, early events and prominent people responsible for the early development of Florida, including the first efforts to drain the Everglades for commercial purposes.
Number Of Pages: 356
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: GAUNT WILLIAM W & SONS INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97 x 2.01
Weight (kg): 0.45