A whirlwind tour of 500 years of Florida history and how it has changed the state, for better or worse,capped with a strong argument that Florida’s biggest challenge is encouraging its transplants to become Floridians and work to solve the state’s problems.
Eliot Kleinberg, born in South Florida, has spent nearly four decades as a reporter, including more than a quarter-century 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 historical novel based at the end of the Civil War.