FLORIDA'S Amazing History AND WHY YOU SHOULD CARE
by Eliot Kleinberg
A whirlwind tour of 500 years of Florida history, capped with a strong argument that Florida's biggest challenge is encouraging its transplants to become Floridians.
Eliot Kleinberg, born in South Florida, has spent nearly four decades as a reporter, including 30 years at The Palm Beach Post in West Palm Beach. In addition to covering local news, he also writes extensively about Florida and Florida history.
He has written 10 books, all focusing on Florida, including "Black Cloud," on the great 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane; two "Weird Florida" books, and "Palm Beach Past" and "Wicked Palm Beach," both of them collections of items from "Post Time," his weekly local history column in the Post. His tenth, Peace River, is a historical novel based at the end of the Civil War.
The son of longtime prominent South Florida journalist Howard Kleinberg, he graduated from Miami-area public schools and the University of Florida. He is a member of the Florida, South Florida and Palm Beach County historical societies. He and his wife are the parents of two adult sons and live in suburban Boca Raton.