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First Families in Residence: Life at the Florida Governor's Mansion

Ellen J. Uguccioni

This beautiful book is a lively chronicle of both the history of the residence and the eleven families whose tenure there coincided with the years 1956 to 2006. Ellen J. Uguccioni, a distinguished architectural historian from Coral Gables, Florida, has interviewed as many of these governors, first ladies, and family members as possible to gather insights and record memories of their lives at the mansion. The result is an engaging combination of outstanding research and first family recollections sure to deepen out understanding of the central and symbolic role which this august residence has played in Florida history.

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