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It is the birthday of Texas hero Deaf Smith, who is famous for being:

A) a jazz musician
B) a spy
C) a nightclub owner
D) a chef
E) all of the above
F) none of the above

The answer is on our blog. http://oldfloridabookstore.blogspot.com/2014/04/happy-birthday-texas-hero-deaf-smith.html
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It is the birthday of J.P. Morgan, who is remembered for:

A) Merging companies to form U.S. Steel
B) Merging companies to form General Electric
C) Rescuing the U.S. Treasury from a gold panic
D) Locking bankers in his mansion
E) All of the above
F) None of the above

The answer is on our blog. http://oldfloridabookstore.blogspot.com/2014/04/happy-birthday-jp-morgan.html
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It’s Tax Day. It’s easy to complain about our taxes. Everybody does. So here’s a twist: what’s your favorite thing that your tax dollars help pay for? Post your answer and share this little poll.
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It is the birthday of writer James Branch Cabell, whose best-known book, Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice:

A) Parodies the English legal system
B) Gained notoriety in a celebrated obscenity trial
C) Pokes fun at the uses of hand creme
D) All of the above
E) None of the above

The answer is on our blog. http://oldfloridabookstore.blogspot.com/2014/04/happy-birthday-james-branch-cabell.html
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Juan Ponce de Leon didn't find gold or the Fountain of Youth in Florida.
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It is the birthday of English philosopher George Henry Lewes, who flouted Victorian convention by:

A) keeping pigs in his parlor
B) living with author George Eliot without benefit of marriage
C) having four wives on four different continents
D) calling the Queen a harlot in print
E) all of the above
F) None of the above

The answer is on our blog. http://oldfloridabookstore.blogspot.com/2014/04/happy-birthday-george-henry-lewes.html
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It is the birthday of Irish playwright John M. Synge, whose best-known work is:

A) Darby O’Gill and the Little People
B) The Playboy of the Western World
C) Ulysses
D) The Quiet Man
E) All of the above
F) None of the above

The answer is on our blog.
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It is the birthday of Florida native A. Philip Randolph, who:

A) became a famous blues guitarist
B) became a civil rights and labor leader
C) became a haute cuisine chef
D) became a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist
E) all of the above
F) none of the above

The answer is on our blog. http://oldfloridabookstore.blogspot.com/2014/04/happy-birthday-philip-randolph.html
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It is the birthday of journalist Francis P. Blair, who is remembered for:

A) His Washington residence, the Blair House
B) Advising President Andrew Jackson
C) Advising President Abraham Lincoln
D) His summer home in Maryland called Silver Spring
E) A small town in Georgia that bears his name
F) All of the above
G) None of the above.

The answer is on our blog. http://oldfloridabookstore.blogspot.com/2014/04/francis-p-blair-advisor-to-presidents.html
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It is the birthday of German cantor and composer Georg Gottfried Wagner (1686), who served in a church in Plauen, in eastern Germany southwest of Dresden. He studied under Johann Sebastian Bach at the University of Leipzig and later received a recommendation letter from him when he applied for the position in Plauen. He served there 30 years.
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A Google User
reviewed 2 years ago
A book lovers' paradise. Stand in any room and all you see is book -- floor to ceiling. Unexpected treasures are found tucked into tiny spaces. You can browse for hours. Owner Michael Slicker is a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America, and is most knowledgeable. He's also a founder of the Florida Antiquarian Book Fair, which is held in March every year. Ask him about the book fair.
A Google User
reviewed a year ago
Liked: Great books!, Finding stuff I'd never have thought to look for!