Historic Nonfiction


Capone_coverMost have heard of Alphonse Gabriele “Al” Capone, also known as “Scarface,” who rose to become the undisputed king of the Chicago mob during the Prohibition era. Most know he became one of America’s most infamous gangsters and earned the moniker Public Enemy Number One.

His connection to New York and Chicago crime families along with his committing assorted murders, running of gambling dens, whorehouses, and speakeasies is legendary and readily acknowledged in myriad books, documentaries, and TV shows. But few know about his time in Florida, especially South Florida. It is here he bought a home in Miami Beach, spent time before and after his imprisonment in Alcatraz, ran several illegal businesses, enjoyed the rich Miami Beach nightlife, entertained the famous and infamous alike, was harrassed by local residents and law enforcement, and was arrested several times. It is also here he eventually died.

This book will be an  in-depth study of that time and will include photos and stories never before published. If you would like to receive notification when this book is available (published both as an e-book and print book), please sign up to become a Preferred Reader.

FSH Book CoverOut of Mind, Out of Sight: A Revealing History of the Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee and Mental Health Care in Florida

Discover the good, the bad and the ugly of  the Florida State Hospital and mental health care in Florida. Out of Mind, Out of Sight gives an extensive, captivating, and accurate account of mental health treatment in Florida with special attention to the Florida State Hospital at Chattahoochee. A compelling story, it is written in an interesting and informative way for both professional and lay readers.

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Book CoverRun the Rum In

Discover the tricks of the trade—smuggling the liquor and evading the law. Learn of the dealings of Al Capone, “the Real McCoy,” and the “Gulf Stream Pirate.” Discover how NASCAR got its start and a local restaurant with a past steeped in rum running.

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Small Town, Big Secrets: Inside the Boca Raton Army Air Field during WWII

The book chronicles the history of the Boca Raton Army Air Field and includes descriptions and experiences of veterans and civilians who served on the Field

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 A History of Boca Raton
A quick read, yet a comprehensive history of Boca Raton and the institutions that make up our city. Sally Ling’s many first-person vignettes are priceless in capturing Boca Raton’s greatest institution of all–its people.

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2 Responses to Historic Nonfiction

  1. Regina Vetto says:

    Hi Sally,
    I am the President of the Zonta Club of Deerfield Beach. We are a newly chartered Service Club and members of the Chamber. Among other things our goal is to promote the Status of Women Worldwide through advocacy and education. Check out our website (still under construction but great). We do a lot with Women in Distress.
    We are having a Meet & Greet Fellowship Reception on Wednesday, August 6th on Hillsboro Blvd. 5:30 to 7. Would you be available to join us?
    Also, we meet for lunch the 3rd Tuesday of every month at the DoubleTree Hilton. If the 6th doesn’t work for you would you consider being our guest speaker on Tuesday, August 19th at 11:30?
    Either way, I would love to meet you! Thanks for your consideration!
    Sincerely, Regina Vetto

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