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Linda C. (Seagull) reviewed Dream State : Eight Generations of Swamp Lawyers, Conquistadors, Confederate Daughters, Banana Republicans, and Other Florida Wildlife on
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Diane Roberts was educated at Florida State University and Oxford University. She is Professor of English at the University of Alabama and a commentator for NPR and the BBC, and she writes for the St. Petersburg Times and other newspapers. Diane Roberts divides her time between Tuscaloosa, London, and Tallahassee.
I love this from "Note on Sources: You will have worked out by now that DREAM STATE is not a traditional history. Some names have been changed to protect violators of Florida's open container laws or to shield those who hanker after a future political career. Nonetheless, I have done my best to be as accurate as possible, though accuracy, when you're dealing with oral history, competing family stories (and therefore competing agendas), plus the Southern habit of unintentional lying, can be tricky. In the South, what people think happened is always more important than what really happened."