large and small have been amused, educated, and won over. Choose from these
topics or suggest one.
Weird Florida: From cows in the
Intracoastal Waterway to haunted airliners to celebrity sex scandals: it all
happens in Florida. Is there a weirder state? We say no, and challenge you to
prove otherwise. Eliot's comedic delivery and multimedia presentation leave
Florida's Amazing History and Why You
Should Care: 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.
Florida in the Civil War? Believe it! While Florida might be the
most "northern" southern state now, it was the third to secede, and
played a much more strategic role than most history books let on. Learn about
Florida's role in the blockade, its critical battles, the tragedy of its
governor, and the veterans who founded many Florida cities, and how some people
are still fighting the war. And why the war is the reason Florida has 20
War in Paradise: World War II in Florida: From U-Boat sinkings right
off Florida's coast to German prisoner-of-war camps to sprawling military bases
to deadly accidents, hear how a war a world away became personal for
Floridians, and how it forever changed a small corner of America to one of its
most populous states.
Hurricane! How these amazing but
devastating weather machines work and have affected Florida, focusing on recent
storms and on the great 1928 storm, the second-deadliest disaster in U.S.
history and subject of Eliot's award-winning Black Cloud. Includes a
warning that people might not be as prepared as they think.
Audience Members Say:
and commitment to his topic."
could listen to him for a real long time."
non-history "fan," I learned a lot! Thank you!!
"Great introduction to important
Florida history with out dumbing anything down for those already familiar with
"Dynamic speaker. Passionate about
Florida. I kept awake!"
"I liked his enthusiasm & weaving
of historical facts. I'm surprised at what I did not know."
"Eliot Kleinberg should head the
Florida Chamber of Commerce. Loved it!"
Very engaging and was an excellent,
interesting, and informative choice."
"Loved it!! Very informative; Good
knowledge & speaker; Delightful!"